Dawn J. Fraser is a humorist, storyteller, and nationally acclaimed speaker. She is the Host and Creator of the live storytelling show Barbershop Stories, and has developed programs, speeches and workshops that foster the leadership potential and communication skills of students, business professionals and storytelling enthusiasts. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Barbershop Stories is a live storytelling show hosted by Dawn J. Fraser and Mike Brown that features performers telling true stories to a live audience. Set in various culturally and artistically diverse neighborhoods of New York, and taking place on site in an actual hair salons and barber shops, the show showcases some of the region’s best performers including storytellers, comedians, and memoirists… and then we chop off their hair.
Speaking & Storytelling
Dawn was featured as a speaker amongst some of the nation's top innovators and change makers at TED@NYC, has worked with students around the globe to develop their personal narratives, and teaches storytelling through The Moth’s Community and Education Program. Her speeches and workshops foster the ability of students, entrepreneurs, and business owners to develop stories that engage and inspire. Her own stories about growing up as a twin and a first generation Trinidadian have been featured on storytelling shows including The Moth, Story Collider, Soundtrack Series and RISK!