Azuka Theatre

Finding art in taking risks: Doug Williams

“I have hated this play sometimes,” says Doug Williams. Strong words, when you’re talking about something you’ve written yourself.

THE (CURIOUS CASE OF THE) WATSON INTELLIGENCE (Azuka): Connecting with audience

A thoroughly entertaining, beautifully staged exploration of trust, love, relationships, entanglement, dependency and technology and intimacy.

Orbiter 3: A new producing playwrights collective to launch in Philadelphia

A group of Philadelphia playwrights have come together to form a producing collective, Orbiter 3, to showcase their work.

2013/14 Critics’ Awards: The best in Philadelphia theater

For the second year, Phindie asked local theater writers to vote on the best theatrical work produced in or near the city in the 2013/14 theater season.

Anna Zaida Szapiro and Felicia Leicht in TIGERS BE STILL. Photo by Johanna Austin/AustinArt.org.

TIGERS BE STILL (Azuka): 60-second review

Despite the bleak premise, laughter and jokes run throughout Azuka Theatre’s TIGERS BE STILL. This dark comedy looks at the things people do to cope with tragedy, and finds the humor in these strange displays.

SKIN AND BONE (Azuka Theatre): SoGoth Reinvented

In a culture that places heavier value on test scores than on the individual capacity for critical thought, you’re taught to associate. It doesn’t much matter if you’ve read the…

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And the winners are….

The Barrymore Awards are on hiatus this year, returning in all their splendor for the 2013/14 season, but on November 4, 2013, Theatre Philadelphia gave out several awards recognizing local theaters and artists.

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[44] DUTCH MASTERS (Azuka Theatre): Fringe review

1992. It’s sixteen years before Barack Obama is elected president, but New York City has its first (and still only) black mayor, David Dinkins, soon to lose a race-focused election…

2014 Fringe Festival Philadelphia

Fringe Preview 9: Center City Fringe

There’s still a cachet and a natural audience draw when a work is staged in the center of town, and that’s still where most of the theaters in town are…

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Azuka Charms with FAILURE: A LOVE STORY

In 1900 the city of Chicago reversed the flow of the Chicago River so that it discharged into the Mississippi River instead of Lake Michigan. The flow of time is…

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60-Second Review: EVERYONE AND I (Azuka)

“I go back where I came from to 6th Avenue/ and the tobacconist in the Ziegfeld Theatre and/ casually ask for a carton of Gauloises and a carton/of Picayunes, and…

PIFA 2013: HSP’s ArkHIVE and other theatrical highlights

“[H]alf-way up the hill, I see the Past Lying beneath me with its sounds and sights,— A city in the twilight dim and vast, With smoking roofs, soft bells, and…

POOKIE GOES GRENADING (Azuka): The filling for your existential doughnut hole

Behind a thick veneer of such entertainingly hilarious absurdity, Azuka Theatre’s world premiere production of J.C. Lee’s POOKIE GOES GRENADING explores the self-serious commitment necessary to produce any works of artistic expression. Lee’s script is theatrical comedy at its best, fast-paced fun with seriously smart dialog and perceptive underpinnings.