Dawn Brodey

Dawn Brodey is native of central Wisconsin and a graduate of the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. She currently works full-time as a freelance actress, playwright and historian. As a performer, her professional experience runs the gamut from Shakespeare on stage, to super-villain on film, to the Easter Bunny on Nicollet Mall. As a historian and playwright, Dawn has collaborated with, and been commissioned by, several organizations including: The Bakken Museum, The Museum of Russian Art, Interact Theater and Down in History Tours. Dawn currently lives year-round on a houseboat on the Mississippi River in St. Paul, Minnesota... and is a very good Trivial Pursuit player

Articles by this author

The gulf between stage and screen


For all their common ground, film and theater are different worlds. Dawn Brodey examines why.

I was the Easter Bunny


Every artist has to pay some dues. Sometimes that means strapping on a giant bunny head and trying not to trample kids on Nicollet Mall.

Confessions of a "bad girl"


Dawn Brodey's not a bad girl, but she plays one on stage. What happens when typecasting follows an actor home?

Theater according to film: an actor's take


If you believe Hollywood, theater folks are nothing but backstabbing, heavy-drinking malcontents. Dawn Brodey takes issue with that... sort of.