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About Me

I'm a Chicago-based actor, playwright, and voice actor with two decades of  experience in the industry.  I love projects that bring a voice to marginalized communities and elevate voices that need more representation. 

Height: 5"2

Eye Color: Blue

Hair Color: Black​

Location: Chicago, IL
Representation: PROMOTE TALENT


Dana Hall has been an actor for over two decades. She is also an accomplished and award-winning author, playwright, speaker, and mental health therapist.  Her Edgar Allen Poe adaptation, Under the Floorboards, took home Outstanding Theatrical Adaptation, Gee-Rated Intertainment, of 2022. She was a finalist with Morecambe Fringe John Clarke Memorial Prize for script-writing (Lucid). Her self performed/original monologue (Snowglobe) won the Femuscript Monologue Contest 2022. She was the Audience Choice Award winner (Underneath) Eclectic Theatre Patchwork Festival 2021. She was a Finalist Winner in the 2021 Hear Me Out Monologue Competition & Labor Day Festival. Away from the stage her best-selling children’s book Beyond Words, which focuses on inclusivity and kindness, won the Mother’s Choice Award in 2020. Her plays have been published with Next Stage Press, Heuer, Stage Plays, & Smith Scripts. New York Journal recognized her as one of their 50 under 50 most influential creators during the pandemic list 2022. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild, League of Professional Theatre Women, Honor Roll!, and International Centre for Female Playwrights.  Instagram: @DanaHallCreates

(For a list of her professional and clinical publications: Dana Hall Publications)

Her plays have been featured all over the nation at theatre houses such as:
Inkwell Theatre (CA), Drawing Cats Theatre (NYC), Palos Village Players (Chicago), Equity Theatre (NYC), Triangle Rainbow Theatre & Riante Theatre (NYC), The New Deal Deal Creative Arts Center (NY), Dramatic Question Theatre (DQT) (NYC), This Moment Productions (IL), Scripps Onstage (CA), Neo-Futurists (Chicago), The Tank (NYC), Shiny Unicorn Productions (MA), and 5 & Dime Theater (FL), Weathervane Playhouse (OH) Open Door Playhouse (LA), Gi60 (UK) to name a few.

Some recent high notes include:
* Her self-performed monologue, Sound Mind, being 2021 Hear Me Out Monologue Competition Finalist Winner (NY).
* She was accepted to the Women’s Theatre Festival (NC) summer/2021 and Powerstories Women’s Theatre Festival for her examination of social disparities with the piece, No Justice.
* Her show Unprovoked was featured as one of two PRIDE shows published by Barely Seen Editor 2021 and in the Q-Bits Radio Podcast. 
* Her original full-length virtual comedy The Tenant was featured in the Rogue Theater Festival (NYC) and Thornhill Theatre Space (PA).
* Stay Awhile was accepted to Prism's Festival of New Works (MO) and was performed LIVE. 
* She was also nominated Best Director at Triangle Rainbow Theatre’s LGBTQ play festival (NYC 2021) for her work on a show she also wrote called Sunny Side Up which was also nominated best play. 
* Her comedic monologue Plaque Kills is in Equity Theatre Library.
* What Happened To Tinker Bell? (Monologue) was selected to be performed LIVE at Paradox Theatre Works Festival (Chicago) along with Sound Mind (Monologue). 
* She is thrilled to have her first TYA piece Magic Memories produced by 23 Miles South Theater summer/2021.
*Sound Mind (monologue) is a 2021 Hear Me Out Monologue Competition Finalist Winner.
In addition, she has been published with Smith Scripts UK & Stage Plays.
*Sidewalk Psychic, Winner, 10-minute play festival Muskegon Community College MI 2022
* The Marble Toucan Lounge, Best Play Winner, Audience Choice Winner, Too Much Damn Theatre 2022
* No More Flowers, Best Of Playground, The Playground Chicago, 2023
*Equity Theatre Competition NYC Special Mention for Performance and Writing 2023

More about Dana: 
She is a proud member of the Dramatist Guild of America, the International Centre for Women Playwrights, and HonorRoll!

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