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): 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), Two Rooms (Lanie), Doubt (Mrs. Muller), Gem of the Ocean (Black Mary, City Paper Best Actress Award), Much Ado About Nothing (Ursula/Sexton), Yellowman (Alma), Light Up the Sky (Nan Lowell); Regional: Round House Theatre & Olney Theatre Center: Angels in America I & II (Angel); Round House Theatre: Stage Kiss (She), Next Fall (Holly), Wrinkle In Time (Mother/Mrs. Who); The HUB Theatre: Redder Blood (God); Woolly Mammoth (Resident Company Member): Zombie: The American (Babirye/Abedemi, Helen Hayes Nomination), Marie Antoinette (Polignac/Mrs. Sauce), The Totalitarians (Francine Jefferson), We are Proud to Present…(Black Woman/Actor 6, Helen Hayes Nomination), The Convert, (Prudence, Helen Hayes Award), Clybourne Park (Francine/Lena, Helen Hayes Nomination), Eclipsed (Rita), The Unmentionables (Aunty Mimi), The Velvet Sky (Margaret Little), Starving (Rosetta); Theater J: Queen’s Girl in The World (solo piece, Helen Hayes Award); Washington National Opera: Lost in the Stars (Grace Kumalo); Arena Stage: Love in Afghanistan (Desiree); Hangar Theatre: Piano Lesson (Berniece); Baltimore Shakespeare Festival: Taming of the Shrew (Kate); True Colors Theatre: Flyin’ West (Fannie Dove); The Kennedy Center: Shear Madness (Barbara DeMarco), Unleashed…(various characters), Mermaids… (various characters); African Continuum Theatre: Joe Turner’s Come and Gone (Martha Loomis); Rep Stage: Butterfingers Angel…(Tree), Anna Lucasta (Stella); Imagination Stage: Charlotte’s Web (Charlotte). TV/Film: HBO: The Wire, VEEP; PBS: Prince Among Slaves. Education: MFA The Shakespeare Theatre’s Academy for Classical Acting (GWU), BA University of Virginia, Royal National Theatre Studio Summer Program. 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

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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.

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

Jenn Walker and Dawn Ursula in Intimate Apparel. Photo by ClintonBPhotography.

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

Yaegel T. Welch, Dawn Ursula, Sharon Hope, Ryan Carlo Dalusung and Paige Hernandez in Dot. Photo by Stan Barouh.

Dawn Ursula, Paige Hernandez and Yaegel T. Welch in Dot. Photo by Stan Barouh.

Yaegel T. Welch, Paige Hernandez and Dawn Ursula in Dot. Photo by Stan Barouh.

Dawn Ursula and Megan Anderson in Dot. Photo by Kiirstn Pagan.

Dawn Ursula and Sharon Hope in Dot. Photo by Stan Barouh.

Dawn Ursula and Sharon Hope in Dot. Photo by Kiirstn Pagan.

Dawn Ursula, Beth Hylton and Megan Anderson in A Streetcar Named Desire. Photo by ClintonBPhotography.

Dawn Ursula in A Streetcar Named Desire. Photo by ClintonBPhotography.

Dawn Ursula and Wil Love in Death of a Salesman. Photo by ClintonBPhotography.

Dawn Ursula in Ruined. Photo by Stan Barouh.

Jason B. McIntosh and Dawn Ursula in Ruined. Photo by Stan Barouh.

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