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.
Maura Krause is an award-winning director, creator, and producer of new work. She was the Artistic Director of Barrymore Award-winning company Orbiter 3, Philadelphia’s first producing playwrights collective, as well as a National New Play Network Producer-in-Residence at InterAct Theatre Company. She is currently proud to be an Associated Artist with Applied Mechanics. Maura has also worked with the Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Festival, Woolly Mammoth Theatre, EMP Collective, PlayPenn, Arcadia University, Philadelphia Young Playwrights, and Tiny Dynamite, among others. Selected recent projects include Boycott Eshter (Azuka Theatre), Red Ash Mosaic (Cleveland Public Theatre), Breathe Smoke by Douglas Williams (Orbiter 3), Tilda Swinton Adopt Me Please (The Greenfield Collective), This Is On Record (Applied Mechanics), and Now More Than Ever by Val Dunn (independently produced).
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. From 2006 to 2017 Mark was the Technical Director for the Mandell Theater at Drexel University. As a freelancer, Mark has worked with Avista Custom Theatrical, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Wilma Theater, Arden Theatre Company, Pig Iron Theater Company, Philadelphia Shakespeare Theater, Enchantment Theater, Lantern Theater Company and Plays & Players Theater.
Originally from Lancaster, PA, Janelle relocated to Philadelphia in 2008. In 2012, Janelle graduated from Drexel University with a degree in Film and Video and since then she's been putting it to use as a video/projection designer for companies in and around Philadelphia. Prior to having her very own desk at Azuka's office, you may have run into Janelle at Azuka's box office where she's been a staple since 2013.
Originally from Connecticut, Lucas is a Screenwriting and Playwriting student at Drexel University and an aspiring playwright. He has been acting since grade school and writing for even longer, and is excited to become a part of the vibrant and eclectic theater scene in Philadelphia, where he hopes to continue living after college. Thanks to the Azuka family for a warm welcome.
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Kory is an award-winning, seasoned public relations pro, event planner and social media guru with 20+ years experience in the nonprofit and small business sector. He hails from Utica and Albany, New York, and graduated from Utica College of Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations (minor Political Science). Since moving to Philadelphia, he has been a champion in the nonprofit community dedicating himself to work and service projects centered around older adults and aging, epilepsy, children's health, LGBT rights, HIV/AIDS awareness, and animal welfare.
At work through Aversa PR, Kory represents over 40 clients including 25 restaurants, five neighborhoods, seven theaters and theater artists, four circus schools and performance organizations, and various tourism attractions. On his rare evenings and weekends off, Kory enjoys spending time with his shelter dog Milo, exploring the city's neighborhoods, sharpening his photography skills and keeping on top of the restaurant scene.
Kory is and has been actively involved in various public relations, event planning and marketing trade organizations, including the Philadelphia Public Relations Society and the Philadelphia Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. He is a member of the Independence Business Alliance. He also is a multi-year winner of the Philadelphia 100 Award, a list of the fastest growing companies in the Philadelphia region. He is also a multi-year winner on the Philadelphia Business Journal's list of Top PR and Branding Companies and Top LGBT Companies. For more about Kory and Aversa PR, visit aversapr.com.
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