Professor Damashek Directs 'A Number' at Aurora Theatre

Friday, July 21, 2017

BROADWAY WORLD (SAN FRANCISCO) -- Due to popular pre-sale demand, Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will add an additional two weeks of performances for the company's upcoming production of prolific playwright Caryl Churchill’s “A Number.” Barbara Damashek directs this pithy drama.

Tony-nominated director Barbara Damashek, who helmed Aurora Theatre Company's productions of “Splendour,” “American Buffalo,” “The Lyons,” “Fat Pig,” “Private Jokes” and “Public Places,” returns to direct “A Number.”

Best known as the director, composer-lyricist and co-author of the musical “Quilters,” which received six Tony nominations, Damashek has directed productions for South Coast Repertory Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Trinity Repertory Company, Mark Taper Forum, Yale Repertory Theatre and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, among others.

An associate professor at San Francisco State University, Damashek has created a large body of original plays with music, including “Whereabouts Unknown,” a musical documentary about the homeless, which was commissioned by The Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Humana Festival and a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.