Originate + Generate

Aurora's New Works Initiative


Originate+Generate is Aurora Theatre Company’s new works initiative, including commissions, workshops, readings, and full productions of new plays. This incubator for forward-looking new work has seen tremendous growth since its inception in 2015. With a primary focus and investment in works generated by Bay Area artists, O+G provides extensive developmental support to playmakers. Aurora is proud to contribute Bay Area voices to the national theatre repertoire, and hopes to continue providing a space for playwrights to craft the stories that will inspire and illuminate a new world. Previous O+G artists include Jonathan Spector (award-winning Eureka Day), Christopher Chen (The Ruler), Beth Wilmurt (Olga), as well as Britney Frazier and Margo Hall (Laveau).


O+G Commissioned Artists:

Carlos Aguirre (as Felonious) Christopher Chen

Barbara Damashek


Britney Frazier Margo Hall Keith Pinto (as Felonious)

Tommy Shepherd (as Felonious)


Cleavon Smith Jonathan Spector

Beth Wilmurt


 Dan Wolf (as Felonious)  

We will be inviting you to various workshops and presentations as the work is being created as well as a series of pop-up readings by other theatre-makers.


The Fleishhacker Foundation
Sam Mazza Foundation
The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust
The Tournesol Project


Hillary and Jonathan Reinis