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Actress, Singer, Dancer

BFA | Acting University of Illinois

Represented by Lily's Talent Agency

Chicago, IL

photo courtesy of Ian Mclaren

about Alexis

Alexis is a classically trained actress with extensive experience in Shakespeare, modern, contemporary, on-camera, and musical theatre styles. She holds a BFA from the University of Illinois in Acting and has trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. Recently, she closed the thrilling drama Boy Gets Girl with Saltbox Theatre Collective. 

Born and raised in a quaint little farm town in north-west Illinois, she grew up on Chicago sports teams and the arts. Alexis currently resides in Chicago where she is represented by Lily's Talent Agency.


In addition to acting in regional and collegiate productions, Alexis has choreographed, music directed, and written for several groups and companies throughout her career. Most notably was Call Me Woman, a passion project of hers that focused on Viewpoints, and Devising work. 

She holds a Recommended Pass in both Unarmed and Single Sword from the Society of American Fight Directors.  Alexis is a recipient of the Stevick Foundation of Excellence in Humanities/FAA Research for  the writing and research done on the show entitled TOM.  That story will forever live at the Museum of Sentry Hill located just outside of Belfast, Ireland. 

what's new?

The Country Girl at Redtwist Theatre

Popularized by the film starring Grace Kelly, we see that the life of an actor's wife is not as glamorous as you may imagine! Frank, an actor whose long periods of idleness are punctuated by despair and drink, is offered a major role in a new Broadway play. Frank is immediately all in, but only his wife knows the struggle it will be to boost his morale at every turn. The “country girl” will once again have to prove herself for what she is—a faithful, forgiving woman whose long years of devotion have almost obliterated her own personality. This country girl must choose between her devotion and desires of her own.

The cast and crew features Jacqueline Grandt, Brian Parry, Mark Pracht, Darren Jones, Sonia Goldberg, Miles Borchard and Alexis DawTyne. Directed by Steve Scott. 

Tickets: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=102727 

Please go to https://www.redtwisttheatre.org/ for more information. 

Redtwist Theatre is located at 1044 W Bryn Mawr Chicago, IL

Dates: May 13 - June 21 2020

Industry Night: Monday, June 1, 7:30pm


Casting Announcement

November 16, 2018

Alexis will be playing the role of Harriet in the thrilling drama Boy Gets Girl with Saltbox Theatre Collective. The production will have its run January 3rd through January 27th, 2019 at the Edge Theatre. 

Demo Reel 2018

May 21, 2018

Check out Alexis' updated reel. It includes some of the footage from her recent works. 

We Are Nothing trailer

April 03, 2018

Here is the official trailer for Alexis' recent feature film We Are Nothing where she stars as troubled and abused millennial, Samantha Queen. The movie will have its premier Thursday April 22. 

a wrap for We Are Nothing

November 15, 2017

After several months, Alexis and the production company have finished filming We Are Nothing. It is slated to come out in April of 2018. Check back later for more information on where to catch this coming of age drama.  

Casting Announcement

September 15, 2017

Alexis has been cast as the understudy of Katie in the gnarly, in-yer-face dark comedy Bachelorette with Level 11 Theatre Company. This production will be lead by 2017 Jeff Award Winning director Spenser Davis, and will run October 13th - November 5th at the Den Theatre. 

first day of filming

September 07, 2017

Day 1 of filming the Indie feature We Are Nothing is complete! Alexis plays the leading role of Samantha Queen who is strong, fierce, and troubled. She wears her pain like a crown; in public she deals with her pain gracefully while in private, it is crippling. 

Low Hanging Fruit on ABC Eyewitness News

August 12, 2017

Playwright and director Dane A. Campbell and fellow cast member Michael Lewis (Zeke) were featured on the ABC Eyewitness News. The two talked about how the play addresses the racial tensions and challenges surrounding police shootings in the U.S.

Casting Announcement

July 21, 2017

Alexis will begin filming We Are Nothing an independent film, this autumn. She will be playing the lead role of  Samantha Queen in a story about two millennials trying to find purpose and understanding in a world that relentlessly tells them who they ought to be. 

Coming out spring of 2018.

Low Hanging Fruit official trailer

May 28, 2017

Plot: An interracial friendship of five is torn apart when one of them, a white cop, in the line of duty, shoots and kills an unarmed teenager.

Use the promo code 773dawtyne for $5 off. 

Casting Announcement

April 15, 2017

Alexis is will be making her Chicago stage debut with Dane A. Campbell's controversial play Low Hanging Fruit. She will be playing the understudy role of Eileen this August at Stage 773.

Use the promo code 773dawtyne for $5 off.

Yup! Chocolate Milk commercial appearance

April 01, 2017

You can catch Alexis' amazing vacuuming skills in a commercial for Yup! Chocolate Milk as she makes a feeble attempt to break the protagonist's focus during an hour long staring contest. #nothinghour 

a wrap for The Weekend

October 22, 2016

Alexis has wrapped the filming on the intense short film of The Weekend. It was filmed on location at a lake house in Indiana. You may be able to catch it at various film festivals coming in 2017. 

Narrator for NonHollywood's Audiobook

September 30, 2016

Alexis has finished narrating the hilarious novel non-Hollywood by Neal A. Yeager. This book is, "A novel for the fans of the underdog, non-Hollywood takes the reader through the life of the folks who are struggling on the outside and on the fringes of show business." Give it a listen for free. 

Fight Director of Oklahoma

August 04, 2016

Alexis is going to serve as the Fight Director for CUTC's production of Oklahoma. She will choreograph the three major fight scenes, which will include the very stylized fight in the Dream Ballet. 

Moving to Chicago

September 01, 2016

Alexis has decided to move to Chicago this September. She will be represented by Lily's Talent Agency as on-camera, commercial, legit theatre, and voice-over talent. Keep an eye out for her on your local stages. 

TOM. in Belfast Ireland

July 01, 2016

TOM. will be performed in Ireland at the Theatre at The Mill on July 1st. This company is composed of all Irish actors who are using all the original choreography and staging.  July 1st marks 100 years since the first day of the Battle of the Somme. 

Departmental Distinction Award

May 08, 2016

Alexis is the recipient of the very prestigious Departmental Distinction Award for 2016 at the Theatre Department Commencement Ceremony. This honor was determined based on the opinions of her professors and the grades she earned throughout her time at the University of Illinois. 


May 07, 2016

It's official. Alexis has graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. She holds a BFA in Acting. 

TOM. Wins a Research Grant

April 21, 2016

Alexis and the team of Theatre Collabor8 recieved the Stevick Foundation Excellence in Humanities/FAA Research for the work they did on their show TOM. They won a stipend to aid in the continuation of their work. The show focused on the story of Tom McKinney's life until his untimely death at the Battle of the Somme. Because of their research and artistry, the story of the McKinney family will live forever. 

SAFD Certification

May 04, 2016

After a full year of training, Alexis has received a Recommended Pass in both Single Sword and Unarmed combat by the Society of American Fight Directors. She is on her way to becoming an Actor Combatant. 

Lily's Talent Agency

April 27, 2016

Alexis is officially represented by the team at Lily's Talent Agency. LTA is located in Chicago, IL.  Alexis is excited to announce that she will be moving to Chicago after graduation. 

UIUC BFA Showcase | Upcoming

April 18, 2016

Alexis and her fellow classmates are gearing up for their Chicago theatre debut. Join them at Stage 773 on April 18th, as they share some stories and showcase a culmination of four years of intensive training. 


RSVP or gather more information at their website. Link can be found below. 


See you there!

Call Me Woman featured in HER CAMPUS

March 11, 2016

Alexis & Mindy's production of Call Me Woman was featured on the wide-spread Her Campus Website. They are a feminist website that empowers college age women. The two were interviewed and promoted for their pertinent message that is being shared on U of I's campus. #thefutureisfemale 


March 22, 2016

Illinois' production of In The Blood has sold out! The Krannert Center for the Performing Arts has added an extra show for Tuesday April 5th. 

Call Me Woman | Upcoming 2016

March 17, 2016

Alexis is collaborating with Mindy Shore in writing and directing a show entitled Call Me Woman.  This project will feature all of the ladies in the department and be a testimony; an anthem for what it's like to be a woman in theatre and of the world. It will embody each individual actress' story. You can catch it at the Armory Free Theatre this upcoming March where admission is free.

Spring 2016 Casting | Upcoming

November 19, 2015

Alexis will be playing Amiga Gringa/Beauty at the University of Illinois' production of In The Blood by Suzan-Lori Parks. Her last show at U of I will be directed by Lisa Gaye Dixon. This production will run from March 31st through April 10th at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. 

A summer in LONDON

August 15, 2015

Alexis just got back from a Shakespeare and his Contemporaries intensive at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. While at LAMDA she trained in classical works as well as historical dance & singing, the Alexander Technique and more. Alexis was cast as Adrianna in Comedy of Errors and Beatrice in Middleton's The Changeling.  While in London Alexis saw more than 25 shows including Hamlet starring LAMDA alum Benedict Cumberbatch.

Your Affectionate Tom: Stories from the Somme

June 01, 2015

Alexis will join fellow classmates  Mindy Shore, Sam Babick, and Dylan Connelley in devising a show. This production will be based on the correspondence, photographs and diaries between Tom McKinney and his family, until Tom's injury and death after the Battle of the Somme. The McKinney's estate is located at Sentry Hill, in Northern Ireland. She will work with her professors Robin McFarquhar and  Philip Johnston to bring this story to life. 

Fall 2015 Casting | Upcoming

April 24, 2015

Alexis will be playing Julia/Second Party Member in the University of Illinois' production of 1984 by George Orwell and adapted for the stage by Michael Gene Sullivan. Tom Mitchell will direct the run, from October 15th through October 25th

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