If you are a fan of daytime, you might recognize Trent Dawson from his role as Henry Coleman on As The World Turns as or more recently as Huxely Lynch on General Hospital. Or perhaps you saw him on a nightime drama. And as the new season picks up even more fans on Amazon Prime, you'll also get to see him in his latest role The Marvelous Mrs Maisel. He plays Scott the Producer, a man who wants to mold the lovely Mrs. Maisel into something she doesn't want to be - you'll have to watch to see if he succeeds.
Aside from his role in front of the lens, Trent takes pride in his role behind the camera. He recently completed his first short, called The Six, with Alejandro Hernandez (New Amsterdam.) It's a short film that will be seen at festivals in 2020. He wrote it and directed it. It's about a couple with a lot to say to each other on a subway platform. Thought he is from Louisiana, Trent considers himself a New Yorker and drew his inspiration for it from real life. Trent also recently directed a few plays in Brooklyn.
Another fact that most people don't know about Trent is that he loves Shakespeare and classical theater. Last year, I was able to see him rock the role of King Henry off-Broadway in A Man for All Seasons. Trent believes there are more fans out there like him, and he's putting his money where his mouth is. He's starting his own classcial theater in the town he lives in, a suburb of New York City called Ketonah. With the help of a supportive group of theater fans, professionals and local experts, he is launching the Ketonah Classic Stage. This is his passion project that he somehow fits in with being a dad, an actor and filmmaker.
Find about more about this busy man and what gets him going each day as he talks about Maisel, being a dad and his new ventures.
What have you been up to since your last sting on daytime?
|A scene from The Six by Trent Dawson|
|Austin Peck, Terri Peck, Trent Dawson, Anne Sayre and Eric Scheffer Stevens. Photo by Suzanne Ordas Curry|
|King Henry he is.|