Northern Illinois University

School of Theatre and Dance

Dawn Arnold

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Specialist in movement
Education: M.F.A., Ohio University
E-mail: darnold3@niu.edu


Dawn Arnold is the Artistic Director of The Moving Dock Theatre Company. With The Moving Dock she has directed/devised Celestial Mechanics- or the Questionable Attraction of Entities, directed Savage/Love, and co-directed/adapted Galway Bay, Einstein’s Dreams, Ocean Sea, and The Quiltmaker’s Gift. As an actress she has performed with The Moving Dock in Galway Bay, Undercurrents, The Lydia Etudes, Ocean Sea, and Eleemosynary, with Alchymia Theatre in Flood, and numerous other roles including Ranyevskaya in Cherry Orchard, Hesione in Heartbreak House, Mae in Mud, and Margaret in Richard the Third. Prior to devoting all her time to The Moving Dock, she was on the faculty of Roosevelt University's Theatre Conservatory for eleven years. She was an actor in the filming of the documentary, Master Classes in the Michael Chekhov Technique, produced by the Michael Chekhov Association and funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. She is a certified Teacher of the Chekhov Technique, trained by the Michael Chekhov Association. She teaches the Michael Chekhov Technique in the Studio of The Moving Dock Theatre Company in Chicago, the Music Institute of Chicago, and around the country for colleges and theatre companies.