Beverly Smith-Dawsonis a published writer, director, and now Founder and Artistic Producer of Stormy Weather Productions. After experiencing an early “career crisis,” she left hospital administration to return to school. Although her initial interest was playwriting, she majored in directing to learn all aspects of theater, and subsequently earned an M.F.A. at Yale School of Drama. She has been a Jerome Fellow at The Playwrights Center in Minneapolis, an Allen Lee Hughes Directing Fellow at Arena Stage in D.C., and was the Assistant Director for the Broadway and Lithuanian productions of A Walk in the Woods. She must thank Steve Dawson, Dorothy Hazzard, Bert Hart, Celeste A-Re, Charlotte Gibson, Kenny Kindler Hunt & Howe, and Eva Robinson (my mom) and family. Beverly was born and reared in Phoenix, Arizona, and is a member of the Dramatists Guild.
Black Ink (New Theater Wing)