Dawn King is an award-winning writer who works in theatre, radio, TV and film.
Dawn’s play, Ciphers, was a co-production between Out Of Joint theatre company, The Bush theatre and Exeter Northcott. It toured the UK in 2013 and played at The Bush in 2014 where it sold out. The play was also long-listed for the James Tait Black drama prize 2014.
Dawn’s play Foxfinder won the Papatango Theatre Company writing competition in 2011 and was produced at the Finborough Theatre, London, where it was critically acclaimed and sold out. For Foxfinder, Dawn won the Royal National Theatre Foundation Playwright award 2013. She also won Most Promising Playwright at the Off West End awards 2012 and was shortlisted for the Susan Smith Blackburn prize 2012 and the James Tait Black drama prize 2011/2012. Foxfinder has been produced in Sweden (Gothenburg English Speaking Theatre), Australia (Red Stitch, Melbourne), America (Artist’s Rep, Portland) Greece (Epi Kolono, Athens) and Iceland (Rekyavik City Theatre.)
Dawn was Pearson writer in residence at the Finborough for 2012. She was one of ten writers chosen for the BBC Writersroom 10 scheme in 2012 and through this received a seed commission and residency at West Yorkshire Playhouse where she wrote Ciphers.
In 2013, she participated in the prestigious Channel Four television writing scheme, 4 Screenwriting 2013. Her feature film script The Squatter’s Handbook won the UK Film Council’s 25 Words or Less pitching competition in 2005.
Dawn writes regularly for Radio and has had radio plays broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 4 Extra and BBC Radio 3.
Dawn was a member of both the Soho Theatre and Royal Court Theatre Young Writers’ Programmes and has an MA distinction in Writing for Performance from Goldsmiths University, London.
The Kármán Line is Dawn's second short film having previously written Eating Scarlet, a short film that was released in 2011.Visit Dawn's website here