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NAME: Dawn Jamieson  
NATION: Cayuga  
DISCIPLINE: Playwright  


Dawn Jamieson is an actor, playwright, and acting coach/teacher. As an actor, she has appeared in theatre, film, voiceover, and commercial projects.

Playwriting: The plays that she has written include Silent Quest – The Faith Keepers, The Escape of the Potted Plant, and On the Mangled Beam. Silent Quest – The Faith Keepers is a drama about a priest from a reservation and a Native American female attorney who bring a sexually abusive priest to justice while helping each other find their identities within their diverse cultures. The Escape of the Potted Plant is a comedy about an FBI agent and her mother (who has suffered a stroke and is aphasic) who solve various mysteries in a nursing home. On the Mangled Beam is a drama about two Native American men who are brought into NYC to walk the mangled beams after 9/11 and how their lives are changed. Dawn is one of the founding members of a weekly playwriting group called Times Square Playwrights

Ethnicity: Dawn’s father was Cayuga (part of the Iroquois Confederacy) from the Six Nations Reserve in Brantford, Canada. Her mother was a Canadian of Scottish/English heritage. Born in Canada, raised in Michigan, she has lived in Manhattan since graduating from college. She is proud of her family and her Board Membership in the American Indian Community House