Dawn (whose stage name is "dawn zahra") has performed her original poetry and music in venues as eclectic and varied as The Rosefsky Gallery, The Trash Bar, Inner Spirit Yoga Studio, Cornelia Street Cafe, Mercer Community College, Stage Left Studio, Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Wyld Chyld, and Walt Whitman's birthplace.
Dawn has written and directed several original pieces including: Awakening (Stage Left Studio), A MidCyberNight's Dream (reviewed in The Village Voice), LongVania (accepted into the Midtown International Theatre Festival), Incantations (The Grueber Theatre) and a chamber opera adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe's Fall of the House of Usher.
Dawn has created several original performance art pieces based on Shakespeare. She was Titania in A MidCyberNight's Dream; Ophelia in Rosemary for Remembrance; Cordelia in Howl, Howl, Howl, Howl; and the witch in Tending on Mortal Flesh.
She has also performed as Kate in Taming of the Shrew, Iris in The Tempest; was the Director's Assistant in The Merchant of Venice, andperformed as one of the Banditti in John Ford's Jacobean tragicomedy, 'Tis Pity She's a Whore.