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Dawn Walton |
United Kingdom

Dawn Walton, OBE

Dawn was Founder, and former Artistic Director and Chief Executive, of Eclipse Theatre, the UK’s principal Black-led national production company.  In 2020 she was awarded the OBE for services to theatre. 

Theatre includes: The Death of a Black Man (Hampstead Theatre); Antigone (Mercury Theatre); The Gift (Eclipse Theatre / Belgrade Theatre / Theatre Royal Stratford East); salt (Schaubühne / Public Theater / Royal Court / Summerhall / Theatre Bristol / Yorkshire Festival); Red Dust Road (National Theatre of Scotland / EIF / HOME); Black Men Walking (Eclipse Theatre / Royal Court / Royal Exchange / UK Tour).

Nominated for UK Theatre Award for Best New Play and Writer’s Guild Award for Best Play); The Princess and the Hustler (Eclipse Theatre / Bristol Old Vic / UK Tour); A Raisin in the Sun (Eclipse Theatre / Crucible Theatre / UK Tour, nominated for UK Theatre Award for Best Touring Production); One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show (Eclipse Theatre / Tricycle Theatre / UK Tour); Jonzi D - Lyrikal Feata: The Letter (Sadler’s Wells); The Hounding of David Oluwale (Eclipse Theatre / West Yorkshire Playhouse, nominated for TMA Award for Best Director); Oxford Street (nominated for Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre).

Television: salt (Performance Director for BBC 4).

Film: Samuels Trousers; 10by10 – series of 10 original short film dramas.

Radio/Podcasts: The Last Flag – BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Drama; White Open Spaces – six original short audio dramas.