Dawn Monique Williams  |  Panel Discussion

"Gender Parity and the Classical Canon", a panel discussion about casting concerns for Shakespeare festivals and theatres that specialize in producing the classics. The panel consists of  Geoffrey Kent (Director, Actor and Fight Choreographer), Sam White (Artistic Director of Shakespeare in Detroit), Dawn Monique Williams (Artistic Associate at Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Lisa Wolpe (Artistic Director of Los Angeles Women's Shakespeare Company), and Frank Honts (Dramaturg at the Utah Shakespeare Festival). This discussion will be moderated byJack Greenman, (Associate Professor of Voice & Speech at Southern Methodist University and Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework).

About Dawn

Dawn Monique Williams is Artistic Associate at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. In three seasons at OSF: Associate director, PericlesAntony and Cleopatra; 2013 Phil Killian Directing Fellow; assistant director, The Unfortunates, Cymbeline.

Other theatres: Regional: By the Way Meet Vera Stark, The Piano LessonOthelloAs You Like ItTwelfth NightMy CaliforniaSleepy, In the Blood, Steel Magnolias, Children of Eden, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Little Shop of Horrors, The Burial at Thebes, Medea, The Trojan Women, La Ronde, and others. 

International: Edinburgh Festival Fringe productions of Scapin the Cheat, Anna Bella Eema, The Tempest

Other credits: Assistant directing, Hartford Stage, TheatreWorks, California Shakespeare Theater, Shakespeare & Company, The Folger Theatre. 

Awards: Theatre Communications Group Leadership U: One-on-One program, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; Drama League Directors Project 2011 New York/Fall Directing Fellow. 

Education: MFA in Directing; MA in Dramatic Literature.