Join Azuka for four FREE new script readings over three nights! Start off with a sneak-peek of our PIFA production Everyone and I
, then find out what’s in store for Failure: A Love Story
when you join us for Reykjavik
by Philip Dawkins. Finally, get a first listen on productions we’re considering with readings of Mine
by Laura Marks and This Is Not A Time Bomb
by Aaron Wigdor Levy.
MONDAY, JANUARY 7 – Double Header!
Everyone and I
By Elizabeth Scanlon | Directed by Kevin Glaccum
With Mike Dees and Kimberly S. Fairbanks
July 17, 1959: Billie Holiday dies and soon after Frank O’Hara pens one of his most beloved poems - an intersection of elegy and love letter - “The Day Lady Died.” Co-produced by the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) and in partnership with The American Poetry Review, Azuka is creating a new work based on this poem, the character of this extraordinary man, and his love for the music of Billie Holiday.
By Philip Dawkins | Directed by Kevin Glaccum
With Charlie DelMarcelle, Keith Conallen, Megan Slater, Brad Wrenn & Brian Cowden
From the playwright of this Spring's production of Failure: A Love Story, comes the romantic comedy that's literally out of this world. Casey and Cody are hopelessly awkward, Seamus and Ulu are total opposites, but is it possible that the four of them are perfect for each other? With dancing dinosaurs, drag queens, and dream sequences that feel just a little too real... this comic gem will delight.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 8
By Laura Marks | Directed by Allison Heishman
With Genevieve Perrier, James Ijames, Ashley Izard, KO DelMarcelle & Bi Jean Ngo
Mari is a new mother with a devoted husband, a reassuring midwife, and a mom who can’t wait to babysit, but she can’t shake the feeling that there’s something strange about her newborn daughter. A contemporary thriller with age-old roots, Mine explores the shadowy divide between madness and reality.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9
This is Not a Time Bomb
By Aaron Wigdor Levy | Directed by Allison Heishman
With Aubie Merrylees, Akeem Davis, Brendan Dalton, Sarah Van Auken & Bailey Shaw
In the basement of a Brooklyn brownstone, three prep-school boys tackle questions about race, wealth, weed and who really owns hip-hop. As they struggle to define their place in the World and spot on the couch, lines are crossed and loyalties challenged. Sharp, witty and honest, this play leaves no easy answers.