Adura Onashile

Adura is an award winning Glasgow based writer, actor and director whose work is known to Scottish audiences, and has toured to India, Brazil, Trinidad, Jamaica, South Africa, Zimbabwe and New Zealand.

She has premiered two sell out shows at the Edinburgh Festival, winning the Scottish Arts Club and Edinburgh Guide Best Scottish Contribution to Drama in 2013 and 2016, a Fringe First Award, and has been highly commended for the Amnesty International Freedom of Speech award. She has also been nominated for the Alfred Fagon and TOTAL Theatre Awards. She is recipient of the Channel 4 Playwrights Bursary in 2018 in association with the Traverse Theatre.

She has directed shows with the CYC Company at Contact Theatre, Manchester, worked with solo artists Nima Sene and Mele Broomes, and is developing a new work with the Traverse Theatre and a film commission through Ifeatures UK with film company Barry Crerar.

Named in The List magazine 2018 HOT 100, she is described as “creating politically charged and provocative work, Onashile is proving that she simply cannot be ignored”.

Through her residency with the National Theatre of Scotland in 2019-2020, she is developing her practice across film, theatre and VR both as a writer, and as a director with a particular focus on audience development and international cross artform collaborations.

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