Professor Damashek Directs 'The Children' at Berkeley's Aurora Theatre

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

48 HILLS (SAN FRANCISCO) -- Barbara Damashek, professor emerita at San Francisco State University and three-time Tony nominee (for the score, lyrics and direction of 1985’s “Quilters”), looks for a few things when she’s deciding what plays she wants to direct — good writing, timeliness and relevance.

“It doesn’t have to be written now, but it needs to have some resonance for now,” she said. “I like a play that creates a whole world and there’s some mystery and some danger.”

That’s why she chose to direct Lucy Kirkwood’s “The Children” at Berkeley’s Aurora Theatre Company, playing through March 1.