Dréa Lewis

With over 17 years working between Film/TV production, theatre education, and strategic arts consulting, Dréa Lewis has in-depth knowledge handling project development directives from start to finish while maintaining a seamless ability to stay on budget, build relationships, and manage workloads.

The journey

Dréa Lewis went from being an ambitious scholar from Albany, GA, to earning a B.S. in Science, Technology, and Culture from Georgia Tech, then subsequently positioned herself to be under the auspices of the multiple award-winning director, Mike Nichols, while pursuing graduate studies in New York. It was Mike Nichols who set the stage for her to work at Paramount Studios, developed a connection to Tom Hanks, and be eligible to join professional unions. Before she earned her Master of Arts degree in Acting (Antioch University Midwest, Yellow Springs, OH), she authored her thesis, “The Mathematics of Acting” © 2007, with the aid of Mr. Hanks. In 2019, she developed that thesis into “The Mathematics of Acting: A Workbook” © 2019. 

She is the Managing Director of Dream of Dréa, LLC, a company serving to accentuate the cultural awareness in the production of feature films, theatrical events, and strategic arts consulting. She believe in community service being a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and Jack and Jill of America, Inc. She is also CFO and co-owner of Genèsic Nonprofit Organization, dedicated to sickle cell awareness and advocacy. For more info about Genèsic visit the site HERE

Notable moments in her career include:

2023 Invest Atlanta Creative Artist Grant

2023 Inaugural Delta Sigma Theta Film Festival artist

2021 Special Achievement in Directing Award, The Kennedy Center

2020 Merideth Harmon Sauer Guest Artist Grant Recipient 

Hyphen Haven Podcast Host

YouTube Partner Program Member

University of Miami Teaching Artist

Georgia Thespian Conference Teaching Artist

International Thespian Festival Teaching Artist

Educators Theatre Conference Teaching Artist

Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Teaching Artist, Adjudicator, Respondent

Playwright’s Lab, Hollins University Guest Respondent Panelist

SEACT Theatre Conference Adjudicator

Certified Drama Teacher (Georgia) K-12

Dream of Dréa