Performance and Teaching Artist
I am a comedic performing and teaching artist with business development and organizational strengths that extend to strategic planning via appreciative inquiry, SWOT/SOAR analysis, content development, capital raise, action research, strategic implementation, and ROI analysis. I use my business skillset to create and fuel artistic ventures. Since July 2021, I have produced 21 short films. Thirteen more are in the queue, to be completed by Summer 2023. Throughout my career, I helped and continue to help numerous financially challenged and multi-million-dollar startups and ramp-ups go to market. Such has helped to increase crew and staff, as well as raise over $141,000,000.00 over ten years. As a Unit Production Manager, Chief Administrative Officer, or Ministry Leader, I have overseen monthly run rates up to $684,000.00, all while creating uplifting and thought-provoking content. Across varied industries, I have coached individuals and organizations, from faith-based to community-oriented, stage and filmmaking, from initial vision to reality. I am your go-to person for those who want to learn how to make or teach the art of theater creation and filmmaking with little to no budget. During my trauma-to-surviving-to-thriving journey, I figured it out in expensive New York City. Just send me a message here, and I will be there for you, your organization, and/or your institution of higher learning.
In a Nutshell
I enjoy the creation and presentation process of film, television, and musical theater. I also enjoy the development processes of business. Therefore, I use my comedic timing and performing art to educate and improve lives to address social issues and norms that wreak havoc on our community at large. So, whether it is via performing art or traditional business development, I desire to serve in today’s morally turbulent and spiritually defunct times, persons young and old, as we face an unprecedented loss of optimism and challenges of depression, powerlessness, poor impulse control, low self-esteem, and the like. I believe such negative behaviors lead to the strongholds of fear and that fear is the root of anger and violence. I use film, theatre, and dance as an anecdote, a balm, for the challenges mentioned above. I have found arts through a spiritually based framework to positively affect our children/youth, families, and the community. I believe that film, episodic television, theatre, and dance positively assist persons young and old and the mentally or physically imprisoned to improve social and life skills. The improvement helps individuals and organizations overcome negative impulses to manage anger better and realize deliverance from the grips of fear.
I am a member of the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA), Actors Equity Association (AEA), the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI), and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated.
A CDC Certified Covid-19 Compliance Officer for the entertainment industry, Dr. Adrienne Unae Dozier, that’s me, is a dynamic actress who sings and dances and motivates crowds to do more and be better. As a toddler, I lost my father to divorce and my mother to medical malpractice within months thereafter. I’ve lived through many traumatic situations designed by the enemy to break an individual.
- Long-term public school and Sunday School bullying.
- Elementary school-aged inappropriate touch.
- College rape committed by the Minister of Music.
- Chronic low-income single-parenting.
- Dementia elder-caregiving. resulting in eldercare empty nest syndrome.
- Workplace racial and sexual harassment.
- Two sociopathic narcissists (SMH) guised as kind suitors and walked away from both.
- Nursing one of the narcissistic sociopaths back to health (AIDS with a T-cell count of 8) and subsequently running 1000+ miles away with around $500 to my name and a 532 credit score.
- Church and “friend” hurt.
Vowing not to submit to compassion fatigue and give up on myself or my faith, I lived in my car in NYC for a year. During that time, I purchased a van (a Iemon – I was taken advantage of) and renovated it into a mobile home. Yep, I survived homelessness in freezing temperatures. Then the pandemic hit! Lord have mercy!!! While sleeping on a real friend’s couch during five months of the pandemic, I completed a doctorate in Education with a Human Performance Improvement specialization. All of this remarkable opportunity-filled life lived, they say I am thought-provokingly funny and beneficial to others’ personal development.
Education and Mission
I have two doctorate degrees, one in education and the other in Ministry. I am an MBA who also holds a Master’s degree in Ministry. My Bachelor’s degree is in dance, and my multi-tiered skillset has historically been intertwined with and deployed via performing arts to enhance social life. I am committed to assisting with a vocational training center, an English and computer training center, and a disposable sanitary napkin project in East Africa (Kenya) villages. From time to time, I present an immersive, cabaret-styled, comedic whodunit at the Broadway Comedy Club in New York City. The funny whodunit serves as a support for my Kenya mission work. My mission/vision is “Keep in mind The One as The One makes up the whole.”
Evidence of this fun fact is that my first career was as a film, television, dance, and musical theater performing artist who created a 501©3 girls-based arts organization and dance ministry. I helped and continue to serve in the arts via churches and faith-based organizations. Together, we employ dance and theatre to reach both members and non-members.