Monday, November 14th, 2022 at 7:30pm PT
Hollywood Salon…on Zoom!
Special Guest: ROXANN DAWSON, Director | Producer | Actor
There’s something special for you at this month’s Salon! Our guest will be connecting with us from Nebraska, ready to talk about her decorated career as an actor, producer, and director. She has worked on countless A-list shows, and even has experience gracing the stages of Broadway. Learn how she’s doing it all from her new home in the Heartland!
Join us this Monday, November 14th via Zoom to connect with this first time Salon guest. A Salon you’ll definitely want to attend!
ROXANN DAWSON is a triple threat talent, a respected producer, director and actor. She made her feature film directing debut with BREAKTHROUGH, based on the incredible true story of one mother’s unfaltering love in the face of impossible odds, starring Chrissy Metz, Josh Lucas, Topher Grace, Mike Colter and Marcel Ruiz. An adaptation of Joyce Smith’s memoir, The Impossible: The Miraculous Story of a Mother’s Faith and Her Child’s Resurrection, the movie was released by Fox 2000 earlier this year.
This season, Roxann directed multiples of the Sci-Fi epic FOUNDATION for Apple, based on Isaac Aasimov’s influential book series; as well as the pilot of THE HORRORS OF DOLORES ROACH for Amazon which she also Executive Produced. This season she will also be directing DARK MATTER for Apple. Roxann directed THE MORNING SHOW for Apple, multiples of PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS for Showtime, and multiples of THE DEUCE—including the season finale. Her prolific career includes directing multiples of HOUSE OF CARDS, THE AMERICANS, THE PATH, BATES MOTEL, CHANCE and TREME. Dawson has been the producer-director on the perennial hit SCANDAL, as well as COLD CASE and CROSSING JORDAN. Other credits include THE CHI, THIS IS US, MARVEL’S RUNAWAYS, LOST, THE GOOD WIFE, and HELL ON WHEELS. Dawson directed the pilot and first two episodes of MERCY STREET for PBS and Scott Free Productions. MERCY STREET marked the first American drama to air on PBS in more than a decade.
A native of Los Angeles, Dawson graduated from UC Berkeley as a Theatre Arts Major. Shortly after graduation, she landed her first professional job as Diana Morales in the Broadway production of A CHORUS LINE by attending an open call in San Francisco. Suddenly, she found herself in New York rehearsing with Michael Bennett at the Shubert Theatre. While in New York, Dawson also performed in numerous Off-Broadway and regional theatre productions including plays at Circle Repertory Theatre (where she was a member), Arena Stage, and at CTC, where she played Miranda in Julie Taymor’s The Tempest. A series regular role in Aaron Spelling’s NIGHTINGALES brought her back to Los Angeles, where she continued to act in series and films. She was honored to be asked to return to Broadway to close A Chorus Line as the last Morales.
Soon after, she was cast as B’Elanna Torres in STAR TREK: VOYAGER, and during the series’ seven-year run, she started a family and began her directing career. VOYAGER offered her the first opportunity to direct and she proceeded to direct 10 episodes of the next Star Trek series, ENTERPRISE. In addition to directing, Roxann co-authored a trilogy of novels with Daniel Graham, The Tenebrea Trilogy, published by Simon & Schuster.
To note, Roxann is married to last month’s guest, Casting Director Eric Dawson. They are a dynamic duo with six decades of combined experience in Hollywood. Their family is now based in Lincoln.
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Hear her answers and more this Monday!
The Hollywood Salon
with Casting Director Roxann Dawson
7:30-9:30 PM PST | Monday, November 14th
Celebrate with your worldwide NCC Family.