William Dawson

Multi-Instrumentalist / Educator

Theatre & Dance

And the Ass Saw the Angel

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Based on the book by Nick Cave
Adapted by John Fidel Justice
Directed by Dana Marks

Original Score by William Dawson

May 21-June 6, 2015

Euchrid Eucrow is a mute outcast in a community filled with inbreeding, moonshine, and religious fanaticism, whose damaged mind is filled with visions — both angelic and otherwise. A world premiere adaptation of the Australian/Southern Gothic cult novel.

Manbites Dog Theater Other Voices Series

Presented by Little Green Pig


Directed by Jaybird O'Berski

Original Score by William Dawson

May 11 - 20, 2017

Walltown Children's Theatre

Presented by Little Green Pig

The Bipeds

The Bipeds present 54 Strange Words
June 21 - 24, 2018

William Dawson - Drums & Vibraphone

The Bipeds dance-theater company presents 54 Strange Words: an immersive music and dance spectacle. A scorching rock & roll band lead by banjo player Curtis Eller joins Choreographer, Stacy Wolfson’s cast of visceral, expressive dancers to present an intense, sepia-tinged, psychedelic song and dance production. The line between the dancers and musicians is erased as the performers descend into a strange and mysterious world of nightmare imagery. Musicians become dancers, dancers become singers, and unhinged howls of wild abandon give way to moments of harmony and grace.



Songs For Drella

by Lou Reed & John Cale

January 26/27, 2019

Living Arts Collective

2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the premiere performance of SONGS FOR DRELLA. Vocalist Jay O'Berski and Vocalist/Guitarist William Dawson perform the work in it's entirety along with help from violist Dan Ruccia, pianist Louis Landry, with live projections by Jaclyn Bowie and Nyssa Collins.

Photos by Erin Bell of Bull City Photography (@bullcityphotography)


by Dana Marks

Music Direction by William Dawson

February 14 - 23, 2019

Dee Dee Marx is on a world tour playing her hits and the songbook that influenced them. Every town it's another press junket and a fresh audience of fans devoted to her underground, poetic introspection.  Quilted from Patti Smith, Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave, PJ Harvey and Kate Bush, Dee Dee reveals her tendencies, processes, and uncompromising ways. A celebration of those who make things on their own terms and stay unshakable throughout time.