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Adura Onashile

Adura Onashile is an award winning Glasgow based artist and has worked with companies such as Untitled Projects, Vox Motus, Royal Shakespeare Company, Young Vic, Theatre Royal Stratford East, and The National.
She wrote and performed HeLa winning the Scottish Arts Club and Edinburgh Guide Best Scottish Contribution to Drama on the Fringe and embarked on a tour to India, Brazil, Trinidad, Jamaica, South Africa, Zimbabwe and New Zealand.
She wrote and directed "Expensive S**t", which premiered at the Traverse Theatre at the Edinburgh Festival and toured to The Southbank Centre and The Soho theatre, London. The show won a Fringe First award, the Edinburgh Guide Best Scottish Contribution to Drama 2016, and was highly commended for the Amnesty International Freedom of Speech award as well as being nominated for the Alfred Fagon award.
In 2017, her inquiry into the contexts in which she makes and tours work as a Black artist in Scotland, led to a series of discussions titled "Empowering Change: Discussions on Art, Race and Privilege" primarily with the National Theatre of Scotland. Her hope is to find ways to continue to expand on these discussions within the wider Scottish theatre sector.
She is recipient of the Channel 4 Playwrights bursary 2018 at the Traverse Theatre.
Address: Glasgow
Work Produced: Theatre
Email: aonashile@gmail.com