India Nicole Burton

India Nicole Burton+ (DIDO) is an actress, director, playwright and producer, she’s a native of Akron, OH. She Graduated from The University of Akron in 2011 with a B.A in Theater Arts (with an emphasis on performance). Upon Graduating India Started her own company called Ma ‘Sue productions in which she directed, produced and performed in several their plays. India acted as Artistic director until 2015. She also wrote a play entitled “ 1,000 Hills”, about The Rwandan Genocide ,in 2009, which was a part of Cleveland Public Theatre's 2012 Big Box series.  Throughout the years she has had the pleasure of working with many prominent Akron, Cleveland, New York, Atlanta, and L.A actors, directors and playwrights. Some of India’s Acting credits include: Orlando( Orlando), The Bluest Eye (Claudia), Julius Caesar (Portia, Brutus’s Wife), and Booty Candy (Actor 1). India’s film credits include “50 fathers” and ‘Criminal Activities. She recently starred in “ To New Beginnings”, an original Cleveland web-series, where she portrays the signature character, Sierra.   Some of India favorite directing credits are:  “For Colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is Enuf”, “ The Laramie Project” ‘Little Women” and an original Piece called “ Day Breaks Children”, written and produced by Ma’Sue Productions.  India Also assistant directed alongside Karamu House’s former artistic director in their 2014 production of “ The Color Purple” India is now a resident of Lakewood, OH and teaches drama at Dike School of the Arts Elementary, in Cleveland, OH. She also has the pleasure of being an instructor at Hathaway Brown Theater institute during the summers. India is very excited to be making her debut at Dobama Theatre in An Octoroon!