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LGBTQ&A: Kevin Glaccum

Kevin Glaccum is the producing artistic director of Azuka Theatre Company. We chat with the local out theater leader on his passion for the stage […]

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R. Eric Thomas Returns to Philly to Debut “Mrs. Harrison”

R. Eric Thomas is an award-winning writer whose work has been featured in Elle, the New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer and many other publications. We […]

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REVIEW: Ready, Steady, Yeti…. What?

Underneath it all is a harsh, ugly moment and a need for understanding. A racial epithet—yes, the N-word—has been scrawled on the wall of a […]

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REVIEW: Making Your Family into Art in Azuka’s The Gap

Have you ever taken a trip where the journey seemed to promise one kind of experience, but the destination was quite different? That’s how I […]

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THEATER REVIEW: In The Arsonists, Family Life from Fire to Embers

Now that’s what I can an entrance! Actress Sarah Gliko (playing a character called “M”), bursts through the door, disposes of a body in a […]

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THEATER REVIEW: In Sh*theads, A Bicycle Shop is a Cross Section of America

Don’t take this the wrong way, but if Douglas Williams’ Shitheads were the pilot of a TV workplace comedy (and it’s much more than that) […]

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THEATER REVIEW: Hip-Hop and Youthful Hope in How We Got On

We hear a lot about the graying of audiences for live theater and concerts — that the average age keeps going up.  If it’s true, […]

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How Much is Theater Worth?

When Azuka Theatre kicks off its fall season with Idris Goodwin’s How We Got On, the seats will be filled with patrons who haven’t paid […]

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THEATER REVIEW: Azuka’s Moth Is a Harrowing Visit to Young Adulthood

They make quite the odd couple, the two leading characters in Declan Greene’s provocative Moth. She (Claryssa) is a Goth fashion plate, complete with the […]

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Theater Review: Local Girls at Azuka Is an After-School Special with an Edge

Among Philadelphia playwrights, Emma Goidel is a rising rock star. Two months ago, her play, A Knee That Can Bend, premiered by Orbiter 3 (she’s […]

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INTERVIEW: Emma Goidel on Her Heavy Metal Play Local Girls

It’s been a busy season for Emma Goidel. The Philly playwright has had two new works staged within a span of four months: Her A Knee […]

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SNEAK PEEK: Our Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the New Drake

“God knows there are a lot of theaters in this town. Our purpose is for this to be a hub.” That’s what InterAct Theatre Company‘s […]

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Playwright Chad Beckim Reacts to Inquirer Critic’s Claims of Racism

“Who is to tell me what I can and cannot write? Who are you to tell me that?” I caught New York City playwright Chad […]

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REVIEW: Azuka Theatre’s Lights Rise on Grace

Lights Rise on Grace by Chad Beckim arrives at Azuka as part of the National New Play Network’s ambitious Rolling World Premiere initiative, in which […]

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In the Wings: Our Chat With Moon Cave Star Kevin Meehan

Philadelphia actor Kevin Meehan stars in Azuka Theatre‘s world premiere production of Moon Cave, written by another Philadelphian, Douglas Williams. We sat down with the performer […]