Aurora Connects

Aurora Connects was our monthly broadcast featuring interviews with Aurora artists, important members of our community, and more. We streamed Aurora Connects live on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch, allowing you to react, comment, ask questions, and engage in real time. 

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Mark your calendars for Season 5!
Please check the episode dates listed below:

Episode 00
Re-Aired Episode

August 19, 2022
Nobel Prize-winning Author Daniel Kahneman and This Much I Know Playwright Jonathan Spector

Episode 01

September 2, 2022
Worldwide Ukrainian Play Readings

Episode 02

September 16, 2022
This Much I Know

Episode 03

October 14, 2022
Spotlight on the Season featuring
Josh Costello, Jennifer King, Oanh Nguyen, and Dawn Monique Williams

Episode 04

November 18, 2022
Colonialism is Terrible, but Pho is Delicious

Episode 05

December 9, 2022
Misner & Smith


Dawn Monique Williams, Associate Artistic Director, joined the Aurora team in August 2019. A native of Oakland, CA, Dawn was previously the Artistic Associate at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival where she directed Merry Wives of Windsor in 2017. Her recent directing credits include Aurora’s Bull in a China ShopEarthrise at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, TiJean and His BrothersWomen on the Verge of a Nervous BreakdownThe Secretaries (Willamette Week’s Top 10 Portland Theatre Productions of 2018), Romeo & Juliet, August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson, and Lynn Nottage’s By the Way, Meet Stark. She’s directed a range of plays including the English language premiere of Gracia Morales’ NN12OthelloTwelfth NightIn the BloodSteel MagnoliasChildren of EdenThe 25th Annual Spelling BeeLittle Shop of HorrorsBurial at ThebesMedeaAntigone Project, and La Ronde; international directing credits include Edinburgh Festival Fringe productions of Scapin the CheatAnna Bella Eema, and The Tempest. Dawn was a 2016 Princess Grace Theatre Fellowship recipient, was awarded a TCG Leadership U residency grant, funded by the Mellon Foundation, and was a former Killian Directing Fellow at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. She is an alum of the Drama League Directors Project and holds an MA in Dramatic Literature and an MFA in Directing. Dawn is a proud member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.