About Adura Onashile
Adura is an award winning Glasgow based actor, writer 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 worked with the National Theatre of Scotland, The Lyceum, The National, The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Young Vic.
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 wrote and directed Ghosts for the National Theatre of Scotland in 2021.
Her BAFTA nominated short film, Expensive Shit premiered at the BFI London Film festival 2020, and has been shown in festivals internationally. The film won both the audience and critics award at the Glasgow International Film Festival. She is a screen star of tomorrow and is currently in post for her debut feature film, Girl with Barry Crerar, Screen Scotland, BBC Films and the BFI.