Resume and CV
Drama
Location: New York, NY, USA
School: New York University
Major: Drama

Resume and CV

Dawn Cantwell
Actor|Singer|Educator|Writer
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BIO
New York University grad, broadway actress, educator, and project manager seeking career opportunities in project management, communications, teaching at the collegiate level, community outreach and organizing, and arts education. I​ n addition to my broadway career, I have management experience in myriad settings; as well as experience in copy editing, event planning, and administrative work. I am proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel, and generating comprehensive expense reports. Most recently, I have started to learn and utilize Westlaw. I have extensive experience with performance outreach and am extremely passionate about equal access to the arts for all populations. ​ ​I am​ eager to work with marginalized populations and expand my existing knowledge of racial, gender identification, and ethnic intersectionality.

SUMMARY OF SKILLS
*Copy Editing
*Voice and Speech Coach
*Personal Assistant
*Social Media Strategy
*Leading roles in multiple broadway shows
*Strong interpersonal, organizational, and management skills
*Excellent relational and communication skills
*Three years experience teaching original curriculum
*Public speaking
*Arts Advocacy
*Political Campaigning
*Proficient in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)
*Curriculum and script writing
*Three years experience teaching original curriculum
*Substitute teaching Music composition
*Proficient in Piano and Ukulele

EXPERIENCE
Professor: The Great Composers of the twentieth century, A Research and Rehearsal Project
N​ew York Conservatory for the Dramatic Arts Fall 2018

I wrote and developed a research and rehearsal project for the incoming freshman at the New York Conservatory for the Dramatic Arts which pertained to some of the most influential composers of the theatre cannon from the twentieth and twenty first centuries. The goals involved:
*Emerging with an in depth understanding of a major Broadway composer
*Cultivating substantive and creative research tools and methods to be used throughout the students academic and professional careers
*Transforming data collected into a creative, independent project wherein which students integrated the academic research done, musical numbers learned, and pulled from his/her/their own idiosyncratic talents to tell a unique story about a composer.

Professor of Theatre History New York Conservatory for the Dramatic Arts Fall 2018

Over the course of a semester, I taught a Theatre History class that covered the turn of the twentieth century through today. In order to be
successful in any field, one must have a command of knowledge on its history and context for that history within the world. The class included a collaborative and hands-on approach in order to better engage ​tactile learners.

Political Campaigning: The Hillary Clinton and Max Rose Campaigns
2016 - Fall 2018

During the Presidential race of 2016, I became involved in organizing and executing press events for Broadway performers to reach out to voters in “swing districts” for the Hillary Clinton campaign. I would travel to Pennsylvania and coordinate political concerts with staff in the Milford area. During the 2018 Congressional race, I lead and trained canvassing operations for the Max Rose campaign in the NY-11 District.

US Vets: Project Manager, Copy Editing, Secretarial Duties:
2011
I updated the website and the donor database. I also assisted upper management in editing and proofing grant proposals.

Il Cibreo Restaurant: Manager/Bar Manager
After gaining experience in bar management, I was promoted to Manager of the entire restaurant. I organized all ordering and kept track of inventory. Additionally, I managed the daily profit margin at the end of each shift.

Public Speaking coach
ONGOING
Implementing the voice and speech training I received at New York University, I have assisted business professionals in the delivery of forthcoming lectures and speeches.

Professor: Musical Theatre Scene Study, N​ew York Conservatory for the Dramatic Arts
Fall 2018-2019
I taught an acting class called M​usical Theatre Scene Study​. Each student was assigned a scene and we coached them in class. We focused on a variety of technical approaches and the students were required to be both fully present in and rehearse the work we had done. When students were not on working their scenes, they were required to follow along in the script so that we, as a class, continued to work on script analysis. They were expected to be receptive and maintain a positive attitude. As important as being exposed to a variety of acting techniques to enhance storytelling techniques and tools for more deft script analysis, I also

AWARDS
Next Broadway Sensation Award-
New York Music Theatre Festival
Finalist in Vocal Performance-​ Music Center of Los Angeles
Broadway’s Rising Stars-​ City Center, New York
LANGUAGES
English and some Spanish


Theatre Teacher: Creating Character, a masterclass​
February 2016 - August 2017
During my time as Nessarose in W​icked​ broadway I frequently taught, on a near weekly basis, master classes I created for visiting school groups from out of town. Relegated to a three hour period, we deconstructed a play or musical focusing on the question:
w​hat are the necessary elements in creating a dynamic story. We explored the initial processes of building a character and how that character propels the story of the play forward. The students were taught a song ahead of time and I in turn taught them basic staging as a vehicle to bring the character work we had done throughout the class to life.

Private Voice Teacher
New York Conservatory of the Dramatic Arts
Over five years experience teaching one on one vocal training using a physical based singing technique to maximize both cognitive and artistic awareness of how the instrument works.

Education and Training:
New York University, ​New York — B​achelor in Fine Arts in Theatre with a minor in Music and History

Professional Shakespeare training,​ N​ew York and Los Angeles - ​continued Shakespeare training with Louis Scheeder, Chair of the Classical and Academic Associate Dean at New York University

FilmActing,​ New York-​BobKrakower

PROJECTS
Selkie Stories are for Losers ​— a​ new musical
Currently developing my first musical about how human beings deal with inexplicable loss unrelated to death through the lens of Celtic and Nordic Selkie stories.

Singer/Songwriter
Over the years I have been writing and performing my own music in the United States and abroad. I have produced one E.P. and am in the process of recording my first full album in collaboration with my brother, Ryan Cantwell.
**Professional acting resume available upon request **References available upon request

Copy Editing, Teacher, Public Speaking, Relations, Communications, Music, Assistant, Theatre,