PRODUCING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR | Kevin Glaccum EMAIL
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Kevin Glaccum has been a member of Azuka Theatre since he created the role of Guillaume in Azuka's inaugural production of La Rue des Faux. For Azuka he has directed productions of Whisky Neat, Greek Active, Kid Simple, Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Barrymore Nomination; Best Director of a Musical, Philadelphia Weekly), Azuka One-Acts, Four, The Boys and Sincerity Forever. Other credits include Say Goodnight, Gracie (Act II Playhouse) The Rocky Horror Show (Arcadia University) Iron Kisses (Philadelphia Gay and Lesbian Theater Festival) and The Shoes (Philadelphia Fringe Festival). Before turning to directing he appeared in Azuka’s productions of Metamorphosis, Friends and An Artist's Workshop. Kevin is a member The Lincoln Center Directors Lab.
MARKETING DIRECTOR | Mark H. Andrews EMAIL
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Mark H. Andrews is a co-founder of Azuka Theatre. Originally from Michigan, Mark moved to Philadelphia in 1997 to take part in the Arden Theatre Company's Professional Apprentice program (class 5). From 1999 to 2006 Mark worked for Philadelphia Theatre Company (PTC) as their Prop Master and Lightboard Operator having worked on over 25 productions including the Philadelphia premiere of The Last Five Years and the world premieres of Jeffrey Hatcher's A Picasso and Christopher Durang and Peter Melnick's Adrift in Macao. As a freelancer, Mark has worked with PTC, Wilma Theater, Arden Theatre Company, Pig Iron Theater Company, Philadelphia Shakespeare Theater, Enchantment Theater, Lantern Theater Company and Plays & Players Theater. Mark has been the Technical Director for the Mandell Theater at Drexel University since 2006.
ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR | Allison Heishman EMAIL
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Aside from her work with Azuka, Allison Heishman is a freelance director based in Philadelphia. With Azuka: The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence, Skin & Bone, Failure: A Love Story, Hazard County, the terrible girls, Azuka One-Acts. Other credits: Macbeth (Revolution Shakespeare), Rabbit Hole, Eurydice (Ruhl, Arcadia University), No Reservations (PNAA Productions), Sex,Drugs, Rock & Roll (Plays & Players), Pinkalicious, the musical (Walnut Street Theater, Kids' Series), A Respectable Widow Takes to Vulgarity, Spacewang (Tiny Dynamite, A Play A Pie A Pint), The Well of Horniness, The Beebo Brinker Chronicles (Quince Productions). Allison was the Assistant Director under Blanka Zizka for the Wilma Theater's production of Angels in America, parts I & II. She has written and directed for theater programs at the National Constitution Center, where she worked for four years as the Theater Programs Manager. She recently took over as director of Living News, a fast-paced show geared towards middle and high school students about current events and the Constitution. In addition to her directing work she is a Barrymore Nominator and on the Executive Committee of the Off-Broad Street Theatre Consortium - a group of Independent Theatre Companies in Philadelphia. www.allisonheishman.org
ARTISTIC ASSOCIATE | EMILY ACKER EMAIL
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Emily is a founding member of Orbiter 3, Philadelphia’s first producing playwrights collective, a member of The Foundry, a Philadelphia playwrights lab and a Core Playwright at InterAct Theatre Company. Her plays include Milk and Honey, The Matter of Nadiyah Hassan, Will Work For Silence, I Am Not My Motherland and Safe Space which was co-written with playwrights Emma Goidel and Douglas Williams and produced in the 2014 Philadelphia FringeArts Festival. She is the winner of the Young Playwrights Inc. National Playwriting Competition, Philadelphia Young Playwrights’ Annual Playwriting Competition, and Northwestern University’s Agnes Nixon New Work Festival. She also contributed to the final season of All My Children on Hulu+. Her work has been commissioned by Act II Playhouse and developed by Azuka Theatre, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Philadelphia Young Playwrights, Young Playwrights Inc., Northwestern University and Temple University. She is the literary manager for Philadelphia Young Playwrights Paula Vogel Mentors Project. She received her B.S. from Northwestern University. www.emilyacker.com
RESIDENT DRAMATURG | Sally Ollove EMAIL
Sally Ollove is the Resident Dramaturg at Azuka Theatre. She has dramaturged locally for Arden Theatre Company, The Bearded Ladies Cabaret, Gas & Electric Arts, and TheatreExile and nationally at the American Repertory Theatre, Signature Theatre Company in New York, and Untitled Theatre Company #61 among others. Sally also teaches at Rowan University and holds an MFA in Dramaturgy from the MXAT/ART Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University. Thanks to Kevin and the Azuka family.
PRODUCTION PHOTOGRAPHER | Johanna Austin EMAIL
Johanna of AustinArt has had the pleasure of working with Azuka since she fell in love with them and their Nerve (April 2010 production). For 16 years Johanna has been exploring her perceptions of the world through photography. Her work is inspired by a desire to create still lifes out of performance art. She thrives on constructing images that would otherwise be forgotten, and often, not even seen at all. With her calm, unobtrusive presence, clients find her to be a joy to work with as she captures the energy and spirit of the moment. Check out her portfolio here: www.AustinArt.org