Lainie Kazan

The Colony Theatre Company

The Towne Street Theatre

Theatre 40

Marilyn Fox

Leesa Freed

Shirle Gottlieb

Dawn Grabowski

Christina Hart

Velina Hasu Houston

Garry Kluger

Barbara Masters

Michael & Carol Kiernan Convey


Dawn Grabowski, recipient of The Norman G. Brooks Comedy Competition (2002), and the Christopher Reeve Acting Scholarship Competition (1998), has written, produced, sole-financed, performed and presented Always Going Up (her one-woman autobiographical play). This play was presented for over four years, to the Los Angeles After School Programs for Children through the non-profit Enrichment Works.

Ms. Grabowski received her “first big break” in 1996 when she appeared in the movie Jerry Maguire with Tom Cruise. She went on to create a 35mm short entitled Shattering Images. Shattering Images was critically acclaimed, winning several awards. Her current project is her full-length digital feature film entitled Dangerous Perceptions in which she created, starred, wrote, produced, co-directed, and financed (largely thru in-kind-donation). Dangerous Perceptions is currently looking for Distribution. She hopes Dangerous Perceptions will first and foremost entertain, as well as enlighten, individuals about persons with disabilities.

Ms Grabowski has published a 2009 calendar featuring The Golden Age Women in Film. She plans to expand this project next year. At present, she is in the process of completing a manuscript describing the experiences of an Indie Film producer and is currently searching for a publisher.

Ms. Grabowski has a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Stetson University and in September of 2007 she received her B.S. in Paralegal Studies from Kaplan University.

Ms. Grabowski’s websites are: