Dawn Stern

De-Cruit Instructor & Actor

DAWN STERN is an actor, playwrite, and COO of DE-CRUIT, a non-profit that treats trauma through Shakespeare and Science.  DE-CRUIT has partnered with Amphibian Stage to deliver workshops, clinics, presentations, and performances with veterans in Fort Worth including Tarrant County Vet Court.  Dawn oversees development, on-site residencies, key notes, clinics, and day to day operations of DE-CRUIT.  She earned her B.S. in Theatre Performance from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (SIU-E) and has been a proud Equity member since 1987.  Early in her career she worked in St. Louis and Chicago where she earned her AFTRA, AEA, and SAG union cards.  Dawn moved to Los Angeles in 1996 where she began a seventeen-year television acting career which includes six pilots, three series regular shows, and over twenty-five guest star appearances. Her highlights include a series regular role on: Viper, 413 Hope Street, Starhunter, and Nobody plus a recurring role on the Young and the Restless.  Notable guest star appearances include: Star Trek: Enterprise, Ally McBeal, Profiler, Beverly Hills 90210, and True Blood.  Dawn has worked with Damon Wayans on My Wife and Kids, Steve Harvey on the Steve Harvey Show, Wanda Sykes on Wanda at Large and Monique on The Parkers. Her film credits include: The Fugitive and Original Gangstas.  On the professional stage, some of Dawn’s favorite roles have been: Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, Kate in Taming of the Shrew, Olivia in Twelfth Night, Paulina in A Winter’s Tale, Goneril in King Lear and Margaret in an adaptation she co-wrote with her husband (Stephan Wolfert) called She-Wolf which had its World Premiere at Amphibian Stage.  Off stage she is a member of IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Accessibility) and represents BIPOC membership on the Education Conference Planning Committee for STA (Shakespeare Theaters Association.


October 18 - November 10


Stephan Wolfert & Dawn Stern

Dawn Stern - Playwright
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Past Productions

She-Wolf (Margaret, Playwright, 2019),