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New Pages is Azuka Theatre's writers group, created to give local playwrights a truly writer-centric space to develop their work. Based on the needs and processes of the individuals in the group, New Pages seeks to support Philadelphia playwrights from the spark of an idea to a production-ready script. Accordingly, Azuka Theatre has committed to producing one play per season by a writer from this group for the next three years, beginning with our 2019-2020 season. The first writers group in Philadelphia to make a production commitment, New Pages hopes to foster playwrights as they build full bodies of work and deepen their roots in this city.

Azuka received an Independence New Works Grant to support this initiative. The group is led by Azuka Artistic Associate Maura Krause.