Azuka Theatre Presents World Premiere of Young Money

PHILADEPHIA, PA - Azuka Theatre is thrilled to return to live and in-person theatre with a World Premiere by a Philadelphia Playwright, and a cast and crew of all Philadelphia region artists.

Azuka Theatre Presents World Premiere of Young Money

Azuka also returns with pay-what-you-decide where audiences are invited to experience the art on stage and pay based on the value of their experience after the show. Azuka returns ready to continue showcasing local talent, raising up local voices, and making theatre accessible to all!

Azuka kicks off their 2021-2022 season with Young Money by Latina playwright Erlina Ortiz, from November 3 to November 21, 2021, with opening nights on Saturday, November 6th and Sunday, November 7th, at the Louis Bluver Theatre at The Drake, 302 S. Hicks Street. Briana Gause will make her Azuka debut directing the production.

For the first show of the new season, Azuka will showcase its ongoing commitment to fostering local playwrights and local voices. Erlina Ortiz is a member of Azuk'a New Pages Writer's Group that was created to give local playwrights a truly writer-centric space to develop their work. Additionally, Azuka will showcase a full cast and crew of ALL local talent, including co-stars  Angela Bey (they/them/theirs) and Johanna Tolentino (she/her)

Young Money is part of a season where Azuka explores the stories of everyday people whose voices aren’t typically amplified by the theatre. These people are people of our time. They are our neighbors and co-workers; the people we pass on the street. They are us. They are deep and complicated and funny as hell. And they are all very different from one another. Spending 90 minutes with these people, seeing how they interact and find their shared humanity, is empathy-building. That’s what we do. This is Azuka for 2021-2022.