Dawn King

Dawn King
CTWIF

Writer

Dawn is an award-winning writer working in theatre, film, TV and radio. Currently, Dawn is working on two plays; THE LIGHT and SALT, which is a commission from the National Theatre and will be performed by youth theatre groups around the country in 2018. She is also adapting her stage play CIPHERS into a screenplay for Cowboy Films. Ciphers made the Brit List of the best ‘yet to shoot’ screenplays as selected by the UK film industry in 2016. Dawn is also redrafting the blacklisted screenplay RANDLE IS BENIGN for Echo Lake Productions in the US. 

Dawn’s previous work for the stage includes; an adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s novel BRAVE NEW WORLD, a co-production between the Royal and Derngate, Northampton and the Touring Consortium which toured the UK in 2014; Ciphers, a co-production between Out of Joint, Exeter Nothcott and The Bush Theatre which toured the UK in 2013/2014; and FOXFINDER, produced by Papatango Theatre Company at The Finborough in 2011. FOXFINDER won the Royal National Theatre Foundation Playwright Award 2013, the Papatango New Writing Competition 2011 and Most Promising Playwright, Off West End awards 2012. Dawn’s short film THE KÁRMÁN LINE won 17 awards including the BIFA for Best Short and was BAFTA nominated in 2014.