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: Death of a Salesman (The Woman), A Streetcar Named Desire (Eunice), Ruined (Mama Nadi), 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: Woolly Mammoth (Resident Company Member): Marie Antoinette (Polignac/Mrs. Sauce), The Totalitarians (Francine Jefferson), We are Proud to Present…(Black Woman/Actor 6), 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); Arena Stage: Love in Afghanistan (Desiree); Hangar Theatre: Piano Lesson (Berniece); Round House Theatre: Next Fall (Holly), Wrinkle In Time (Mother/Mrs. Who); 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.

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

Past Performances

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.

Dawn Ursula and Zurin Villanueva in Ruined. Photo by Stan Barouh.

Dawn Ursula in Ruined. Photo by Stan Barouh.

Dawn Ursula in Ruined. Photo by Stan Barouh.

Dawn Ursula in By the Way, Meet Vera Stark. Photo by ClintonBPhotography.

Dawn Ursula in By the Way, Meet Vera Stark. Photo by ClintonBPhotography.

Dawn Ursula in By the Way, Meet Vera Stark. Photo by ClintonBPhotography.

Dawn Ursula and Yaegel T. Welch in By the Way, Meet Vera Stark. Photo by ClintonBPhotography.

Dawn Ursula and Kelli Blackwell in By the Way, Meet Vera Stark. Photo by ClintonBPhotography.

Dawn Ursula in Ruined. Photo by Stan Barouh.

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