Dawn (whose stage name is "dawn zahra") has performed her original poetry and music in venues as eclectic and varied as Cornelia Street Cafe, Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Stage Left Studio, Chashama, Wyld Chyld, The Rosefsky Art Gallery, The Trash Bar, Inner Spirit, Mercer Community College,and Walt Whitman's birthplace.
She 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 also 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.
With regards to straight theatre, she has performed as Kate in Taming of the Shrew, Iris in The Tempest; andperformed as one of the Banditti in John Ford's Jacobean tragicomedy, 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, and was the Director's Assistant in The Merchant of Venice.