Dawn Ursula

“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.