Dawn

Ursula

Biography

Deborah Hazlett welcomed me into the company, put her arm around me and asked, "You know you are a leading lady, right?"

Everyman Theatre (Resident Company Member): The Revolutionists (Marianne Angelle), Intimate Apparel (Esther), Dot (Shelly), Death of a Salesman (The Woman), A Streetcar Named Desire (Eunice), Ruined (Mama Nadi, City Paper Best Actress Award), By The Way, Meet Vera Stark (Vera Stark), A Raisin in the Sun (Ruth Younger, City Paper Best Actress Award), Doubt (Mrs. Muller), Gem of the Ocean (Black Mary, City Paper Best Actress Award), Yellowman (Alma), and others. Regional: Olney Theatre Center: Proof (Catherine); Round House Theatre & Olney Theatre Center: Angels in America I & II (Angel); Round House Theatre: Stage Kiss, Next Fall, Wrinkle In Time; The HUB Theatre: Redder Blood; Woolly Mammoth (Resident Company Member): Botticelli the Fire (Madre Maria), Zombie: The American (Helen Hayes Nomination), We are Proud to Present… (Helen Hayes Nomination), The Convert (Helen Hayes Award), Clybourne Park (Helen Hayes Nomination), and others; Theater J: Queen’s Girl in The World (solo piece, Helen Hayes Award); Washington National Opera: Lost in the Stars; Arena Stage: A Raisin in the Sun (Ruth Younger), Love in Afghanistan; Hangar Theatre: Piano Lesson; The Kennedy Center: Shear Madness, Unleashed…, Mermaids…; African Continuum Theatre: Joe Turner’s Come and Gone; Rep Stage: Butterfingers Angel…, Anna Lucasta; Imagination Stage: Charlotte’s Web. TV/Film: HBO: The Wire, VEEP; PBS: Prince Among Slaves. Education: MFA, STC’s (GWU), BA University of Virginia. Private Coach Vera Katz. www.dawnursula.com.

AWARDS

2014 Helen Hayes Award Outstanding Supporting Actress, Resident Play – The Convert (Woolly Mammoth)
2011 Helen Hayes nomination Outstanding Supporting Actress and Outstanding Ensemble – Clybourne Park (Woolly Mammoth)
Best Actress, City Paper’s Best of Baltimore 2011 Awards
Best Actress, City Paper’s Best of Baltimore 2008 Awards

Upcoming Performances

Past Performances

Vaughn Ryan Midder and Dawn Ursula in Sweat. Photos by ClintonBPhotography.

Kurt Rhoads, Dawn Ursula, Deborah Hazlett, and Megan Anderson in Sweat. Photos by ClintonBPhotography.

JaBen Early, Dawn Ursula, Megan Anderson, and Kurt Rhoads in Sweat. Photos by ClintonBPhotography.

Dawn Ursula, Kurt Rhoads, Megan Anderson, and Deborah Hazlett in Sweat. Photos by ClintonBPhotography.

JaBen Early and Dawn Ursula in Sweat. Photos by ClintonBPhotography.

Dawn Ursula and Kurt Rhoads in Sweat. Photo by ClintonBPhotography.

Kurt Rhoads, Megan Anderson, Deborah Hazlett, Matthew Ward, Vaughn Ryan Midder, and Dawn Ursula in Sweat. Photo by ClintonBPhotography.

Vaughn Ryan Midder, Dawn Ursula, Matthew Ward, Alejandro Ruiz, Megan Anderson, and Kurt Rhoads in Sweat. Photo by ClintonBPhotography. 

Megan Anderson and Dawn Ursula in The Revolutionists. Photo by ClintonBPhotography.

Emily Kester and Dawn Ursula in The Revolutionists. Photo by ClintonBPhotography.

Dawn Ursula and Beth Hylton in The Revolutionists. Photo by ClintonBPhotography.

Beth Hylton, Emily Kester, Megan Anderson and Dawn Ursula in The Revolutionists. Photo by ClintonBPhotography.

Dawn Ursula and Megan Anderson in The Revolutionists. Photo by ClintonBPhotography.

Emily Kester, Beth Hylton, Megan Anderson and Dawn Ursula in The Revolutionists. Photo by ClintonBPhotography.

Dawn Ursula in Intimate Apparel. Photo by ClintonBPhotography.

Bueka Uwemedimo and Dawn Ursula in Intimate Apparel. Photo by ClintonBPhotography.

Dawn Ursula in Intimate Apparel. Photo by ClintonBPhotography.

Drew Kopas and Dawn Ursula in Intimate Apparel. Photo by ClintonBPhotography.

Jade Wheeler, Dawn Ursula and Beth Hylton in Intimate Apparel. Photo by ClintonBPhotography.

Jade Wheeler and Dawn Ursula in Intimate Apparel. Photo by ClintonBPhotography.

Related Multimedia

Featured Clip

Official Trailer: Sweat

Podcast

WYPR REVIEW: INTIMATE APPAREL

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