Lights Rise on Grace 

A National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere! 
November 4-22, 2015 
The Adrienne Theater | 2030 Sansom Street 
By Chad Beckim 
Directed by Kevin Glaccum
Grace takes a chance on Large. Large takes a chance on Riece. Can these three broken but brave lovers hold a family together when all they can do is tear each other apart? Across race and cultural lines, the common language is love. Named Outstanding New Play for its workshop at the New York Fringe, Lights Rise on Grace strips bare the issues of incarceration, sexuality and family. 


Local Girls

A World Premiere by a Philadelphia Playwright! 
February 24-March 13, 2016 
The Drake | 1512 Spruce Street 
By Emma Goidel 
Directed by Allison Heishman 
High school chemistry genius Diskit needs some friends who aren’t her dad. High school burnout Riley needs a new screamer for her metal band. The Zombie Fuel Energy Drink Wreak Ruckus Battle of the Bands could transform them both from high school losers into rock gods. But will that be enough to get them out of Tucker, Georgia? Azuka’s 10th world premiere by a local playwright is Emma Goidel’s scream rock fantasia about searching for big-time glory in a small-time town. 


Moth

An Azuka Theatre New Professionals Production & Philadelphia Premiere! 
May 4-22, 2016 
The Drake | 1512 Spruce Street 
By Declan Greene 
Directed by Michael Osinski 
Anime-obsessed Sebastian and emo-Wiccan Claryssa have the kind of connection that can only be found on the bottom rung of the social ladder. One night, a terrible act of bullying leaves their friendship in ruins. As they separately struggle with the fallout, an ecstatic vision leads Sebastian on an apocalyptic mission accompanied by a mysterious moth in a jar he found next to his bed. An explosive exploration of friendship, betrayal, and loss, this darkly funny and moving Philadelphia premiere by Australian playwright Declan Greene is Azuka’s fifth New Professionals Production. 


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