Honey Be

By Dawna Wightman

HONEY BE is a heart & soul smeared on paper - from sex to friendship to marriage & children & eating & aging - 


HONEY BE has been on sale for 8 days & has sold to 6 countries so far - 


HONEY BE review - https://lifewithmorecowbell.com/tag/honey-be/





Thursday, October 13

5:30 PM on


Dawna Joy Wightman

Dawna’s Montreal childhood is blue collar roots, opera, bingo, NFB friends, ballet lessons, her soldier father’s PTSD, Hare Krishna community & Pentecostal gospel music. She uses this mixed bag of living to create raw & real work that is hugely successful. While studying at Queen’s U, Dawna writes her first play Containers, chosen as the 2007 Official Selection at the Women’s Work New Play Festival in St. John’s, Newfoundland. When she flies home, she informs her husband & 3 children she is meant to be an actor who tells stories that empower girls & women. In 2008 they move the family from their apple orchard to Toronto. Show business doesn’t want an average looking whitish woman, so Dawna studies her way through The Second City Toronto & stars in & produces A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking by John Ford Noonan. After an over- sold-out run, Dawna moves forward to enjoy the role of Lyubov Andreevna in Guild Festival Theatre’s The Cherry Orchard while writing a show for 3 actors: Life as a Pomegranate. Without funding, Dawna adapts the fast-paced script into a solo show, quickly picked up by La Muse Venale Theatre Company at The Producer’s Club, NYC, moving on to the 2013 Mid Town International Theatre Festival, Off Broadway, where Dawna wins Best Actress Award for Life as a Pomegranate. John Chatterton’s Short Play Lab, NYC, picks up Dawna’s next play, Hoody, a twisted re-telling of Little Red Riding Hood. Dawna writes & stars in a drama of an infertile women who makes a deal with the devil in The Hush Baby, winning People’s Choice Award at 2013 Stratford's SpringWorks Festival. Back in Toronto, Dawna pays her bills by acting in 24 union commercials & gets cast in Becky Shaw (Sterling Theatre), Casa Loma’s Dracula: A Love Story & then Annie Sullivan in HelenAnnieAlex: The Helen Keller Story (Brant Theatre), followed by a lead role in Tony Babcock’s short film Treatment which brings home Outstanding Achievement Award at the Willifest Film Festival in Brooklyn, NY. Her play about the ripples of war, Yellow Birds, is chosen for 2015 Alumnae Theatre Fireworks Festival New Play Intensive. A Mickey Full of Mouse, written for Dawna’s childhood friend, opens 2016 at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, moving into the 2017 Toronto Fringe Festival. Based on her ebook: Faeries Real & Imagined: How to Create Magical Adventures for Very Young Children (available on Amazon), Dawna tackles the biggest creative project of her life: adapting her unpublished dark fantasy novel A Yarn of Bone & Paper, into a feature. For now, she’s written a new book of words that make sense of living in 2018 – HONEY BE – sold in 5 countries. Honey Be is a fundraiser for short Kid Gloves, currently set to shoot November 2018. www.dawnawightman.com

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