TalentFile: Dawn Varava

by Patricia Bradford

TalentFile Area(s) of Interest: Actor – Female
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Black
Acting Age Range: 40-50, 50-60
Vocal range: Alto
Dance skills: Non-Dancer

Union Affiliation: EMC (Equity Membership Candidate)

View Dawn Varava’s Resume 

Dawn Varava is a conservatory -­‐trained musician who holds a BM in Applied Music, and a BME in Music Education. Acting has always been her passion, and she began to study this craft privately and with several area theatre schools. In 2012, she retired from a successful teaching career to pursue an acting career full time.

Recently, Dawn understudied the role of “Dottie” in The Walnut Street Theatre’s production of GOOD PEOPLE by David Lindsay-­‐Abaire, directed by Bernard Havard.

She appeared as a character actress in the 2013 Philadelphia Flower Show’s “Best in Show” winning exhibit, JACK, by Bill Schaffer Designs, based upon the East End of London in the late 1800’s.

Earlier this year, Dawn played the role of Mary Pat Nevel (principal) in THE PRIEST, produced by Columbia Graduate Film students, directed by Benjamin Kegan and to be released later this year.

Dawn studies privately with Philadelphia-based actor and director, Meghan Malloy (nee Heimbecker), and has recently completed classes at the Philadelphia Acting Studio under Karen Vicks, and advanced improvisation studies with Sharon Geller.


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