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Isabella Dawis

Isabella Dawis

Biography

Isabella Dawis is a writer, actor, singer, and pianist based in NYC. Trained as a classical musician, she collaborates with artists of all disciplines to create genre-crossing new works. Isabella is bookwriter/lyricist for the musical HALF THE SKY with music by Tidtaya Sinutoke, which follows an Asian American woman climbing Mount Everest -- recently named the recipient of the 2020 Weston-Ghostlight New Musical Award. HALF THE SKY is a 2019 inaugural First Draft commission by the 5th Avenue Theatre, with further development at Theater Mu's New Eyes Festival and Theater Latté Da's NEXT Festival. As a playwright and librettist, Isabella's work has been supported by Musical Theatre Factory, the O'Neill Center, Town Stages, Central Square Theater, the Skeleton Rep, New England Conservatory, and the Schubert Club. She is a 2019-20 Rockwell Scholar at the Primary Stages Einhorn School of Performing Arts.

Experience

  • Off Broadway
  • Regional
  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • Education

Regions

  • NYC/Tri-State Area

Expertise

  • Theatrical Lyricist
  • Bookwriter/Librettist
  • Audition Pianist
  • Class/Voice Lesson/Rehearsal Pianist

Instruments

  • Piano
  • Voice

Affiliations

  • ACTORS EQUITY ASSOCIATION (AEA)

Person of Color?

  • Yes

Pronouns

  • She/Her