Jerry Silverstein

Aurora Barnes


I met Aurora when I was hosting writer's nights for Dramatico Publishing. Aurora was one of the staff writers there and I loved her voice and her material. The night before Dramatico in London announced that they were shutting down their NY office, Dramatico NY hosted a writer's showcase at the National Underground. Aurora and I were among the featured writers that night and we have have been writing off and on ever since. Our first writing session ironically was in LA, outdoors in Griffith Park. During the session, a coyote passed closely by, which for a couple of New Yorkers was not a typical sighting. As our writing sessions progressed I discovered some unexpected surprises about Aurora. She is a classically trained violinist who has appeared since childhood with the amazing Mark O'Connor. She has an extensive theater background and her voice has been praised by none other than Bernadette Peters. Finally, she has a deep seeded commitment to social justice, and her touching tribute song to Pete Seeger, who she had known personally, can be heard on her website.

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