ABOUT US


Are you wondering how to get started in the exciting world of entertainment? You have already started! By having the desire to WANT to act, you have taken the first step. By visiting our webpage, you have taken the next step toward discovery on how to begin your career in show business. And it is a business. Do not misunderstand, it is a tough business. But with the right tools and training, you or your child will be one step ahead of the others.

At Markson Dawe, we provide that training without you having to spend thousands of dollars. We are not here to give you false promises of a bright and successful acting career, as so many others proclaim. We simply have the passion and experience to bring out the talent within you and give you the tools you will need to prepare you for this highly competitive world of entertainment.
All of us here at Markson Dawe are committed to providing the best possible instruction and to educate you on what you need to know about acting in film and television. Our coaches are professionals in their craft and are devoted to sharing their experience and knowledge with you.




Our classes are specifically geared toward acting in film and TV media, but whether you are destined for stardom or the boardroom, Markson Dawe Film Acting classes prepare young children and seasoned adults alike, to speak up clearly with confidence. Our on-camera training provides a unique, fun and creative curriculum where lifelong skills are developed.

Our methods are not only designed to effectively develop film acting skills for a professional career, it also develops confidence, speaking skills and self-esteem through self expression, participation and focus.






Our Director, Mary Dawe, was raised in a family of professional actors, directors and producers and has been in the business collectively for over 30 years. She received her formal training at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, performing on Broadway and touring the country, to behind the camera as assistant to directors in production on major film projects. She has sat on audition panels for casting and has been a talent coordinator for agencies, conducting pre-screening auditions for major television networks.

Mary has been a professional acting coach for several years. She is a proud member of IMTA, International Modeling and Talent Association which is one of the largest international talent competitions in the world, held in New York City and Los Angeles twice a year. She has specifically trained talent for this convention for the past 9 years and has been awarded Director of the Year for each of those years. If you would like to know more about IMTA, please contact us. Markson Dawe is your Wisconsin connection!


From Ed Sherin,
V.P. of the Directors Guild of America
and Executive Producer of NBCs Law and Order:

"Mary has assisted me on several massive projects which has shown the diversity of her qualifications.
Rarely have I found someone as talented and knowledgeable as Mary.
She is a skilled professional in every aspect of the entertainment industry."


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