Dawn Monique Williams


THIS SEASON: Director of The Merry Wives of Windsor

Dawn [she/her] is the Associate Artistic Director at Aurora Theatre Company in Berkeley, CA. Recent directing credits include the world premiere of Marcus Gardley’s LEAR (Cal Shakes), the world premiere of THE INCREMENTALIST by Cleavon Smith, an audio version of Toni Morrison’s THE BLUEST EYE adapted by Lydia R. Diamond, BULL IN A CHINA SHOP (Aurora), BEEHIVE: THE 60’S MUSICAL (CenterREP), Lauren Gunderson’s THE HALF-LIFE OF MARIE CURIE (TheatreSquared), SWEET WATER TASTE (Orlando Shakespeare Theatre), LETTERS TO KAMALA (American Stage Company), EARTHRISE (Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts), THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), MOON MAN WALK, TIJEAN AND HIS BROTHERS, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (American Conservatory Theatre, MFA program), an audio version of Lynn Nottage’s LAS MENINAS, THE SECRETARIES (Profile Theatre), ROMEO & JULIET (Chautauqua Theatre), August Wilson’s THE PIANO LESSON (Le Petit), Lynn Nottage’s BY THE WAY, MEET STARK (Douglas Morrisson and UNCO), and WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN (Town Hall). Dawn’s awards include a Princess Grace Theatre Fellowship, a TCG Leadership U Residency Grant, and a Drama League Directing Fellowship. She holds an MA in Dramatic Literature and an MFA in Directing. Dawn is a proud member of SDC.