Adura Onashile is a performer who has worked with companies such
as The National Theatre of Scotland, the National Theatre in
England, the Royal Shakespeare Company, The Young Vic, Theatre
Royal Stratford East, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and St Anne's
Warehouse, New York.
She has collaborated with innovative and experimental theatre companies such as the LIFT festival, Urban Theatre Projects (Australia), Belarus Free Theatre, The Clod Ensemble, The National Studio, Out of Joint, the Foreign Commonwealth Office and The British Council.
Her diverse experience as a performer within political, verbatim, site-specific, physical theatre and dance has led to a particular interest in telling forgotten or hidden stories and histories. She has been awarded an EMERGE bursary from The National Theatre of Scotland and a 15 month residency at the Edinburgh Mela.
Her first written piece for theatre, HeLa - a solo performance by Adura, won the Scottish Arts Club and Edinburgh Guide's Best Scottish Contribution to Drama at the Ediinburgh Fringe 2013. It was also shortlisted for a TOTAL theatre and Amnesty Freedom of Expression award.