On January 20, 2018, Dawn gave a TEDx talk about leaving the Assembly, an Evangelical cult her grandfather started in the late 1960's. It was posted on YouTube in March 2018, and has over 1.4 million views.
Moth StorySLAM Winners
March 2017 Dawn won The Moth StorySLAM at Laugh Boston. The theme of the night was "Wonder," and she told a story about the time she discovered the answer to that question, "I wonder what I'd do in a life or death situation".
Dawn Smith created PAID FOR BY, a comedic behind-the-scenes series about political commercial production, after working on commercials for the 2016 election season. Margot Meriwether, our heroic producer, wants to make the world a better place by producing ads she believes in. The problem is that in politics, money wins, and money demands compromise.
The first two episodes of the series have been produced and are making the rounds at film festivals throughout 2018.
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