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Review: 'Tommy and Me' yesterday and now

Fri, 06/08/2018
"Tommy and Me is as Philadelphian as cheesesteaks."
 

Didinger Recalls Eagles in Hershey

Fri, 06/08/2018

Didinger Recalls Eagles in Hershey

 



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Please Support Theatre Exile

What an incredible year it’s been!

From the snappy and sharp season opening of Aaron Loeb’s Ideation, to the lyrical and biting production of Really by Jackie Sibblies Drury, to the much-lauded world premiere of local playwright Michael Hollinger’s Sing the Body Electric, it’s been a diverse and electrifying season showcasing the impactful creativity you’ve come to expect from Theatre Exile.

We had a blast presenting these contemporary and cutting-edge productions to our beloved Theatre Exile audiences! Even being in Exile away from our South Philly home - we really enjoyed the ride and we hope that you enjoyed it too!

You may have also come to our heartwarming production of Tommy and Me by Ray Didinger; attended a new script reading by one of three local playwrights in our Studio X-hibition series, all of which are heading toward world premieres; participated in our education offerings by attending a workshop or by supporting our students in our Paper Wings outreach program.  However you chose to be in Exile, thank you for your support of our 21st anniversary season!                                                               

As we plan for our 22nd year of bringing mind-blowing theater to adventurous audiences, wecontinue to count on you as a member of Theatre Exile’s prestigious group of arts patrons.  

By joining us in Exile you‘ll stay connected to the most exciting theater in Philadelphia and make a huge impact on our community of artists, students, educators and audiences.  Your patronage will also help us navigate our time in Exile as we await our anticipated homecoming back to South Philadelphia (stay tuned for news to come).

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Your help is vital to our mission and financial well-being.  While we do receive some government grants, our artistic and educational programs are largely privately supported.  Ticket sales and other earned income cover approximately 30% of our operating expenses, which means that we must raise over $375,000 annually to deliver the kind of excellence on the stage that our audience members and artists have come to expect.

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2018-2019 Season Announcement
Theatre Exile Announces the 2018/2019 Season!
 
 

Completeness 

by Itamar Moses
directed by Matt Pfieffer
November 29-December 23, 2018
Philadelphia Premiere
Performed at The Drake Theater,  302 South Hicks Street
 
How does a computer scientist hook up with a molecular biologist? He blinds her with science, of course. When Elliot builds a computer program to help Molly with her research project, the variables in their evolving relationship shift as rapidly as the terms of their experiment. This deft and imaginative new ROM-comedy shows that even the most sophisticated algorithm may freeze in the face of life’s infinite possibilities.
 
"Dramatically compelling and refreshingly hilarious." - LA Weekly
 
 
 

Second show to be announced in August

directed by Joe Canuso
February 14-March 10, 2019
Performed at Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American Street
 
 
 

Among the Dead

by Hansol Jung
directed by Deborah Block
May 2-May 26, 2019
Philadelphia Premiere
Performed at Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American Street
 
Ana is a Korean American who travels to Seoul in 1975 to retrieve her recently deceased father’s ashes. Luke is a young American soldier fighting in the jungles of Myanmar in 1944. Number Four is the name of a Korean comfort woman camping out on a bridge in Seoul in 1950, waiting for the return of the young American soldier who fathered her daughter. Three separate time periods collide in a small hotel room in Korea, mediated by a shape-shifting Jesus who first shows up as a bellboy. Among the Dead is a dark comedy about a family broken apart by betrayed promises, and finding each other again through SPAM, journals, and Jesus. Mostly Jesus.
 
“With this outraged, deeply compassionate play, Ms. Jung is kicking, and expanding our understanding.” - The New York Times
 

2018-2019 Season

Tue, 05/15/2018

Theatre Exile Announces the 2018/2019 Season!



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The Wrecking Ball
You're Invited To The Wrecking Ball
6:30-9:30PM
May 21, 2018
Bok Building Rooftop Bar
800 Mifflin Street, Philadelphia PA 19148
 
We brought down the house...at 1340 South 13th Street. Now we are building on up... Please join us at The Wrecking Ball on May 21st to celebrate Theatre Exile's new home in South Philadelphia and our 21st year of bringing mind-blowing theater to adventurous audiences!
 
Featuring: Theatrical performances from Theatre Exile productions & Open Studio Tours with Bok Resident Artists.
 
Catering: The Royal Group and chefs Mark McKinney, Jesse Ito & Nick Elmi.
 
Cantina los Caballitos, Royal Tavern, Triangle Tavern, Royal Sushi & Izakaya, Royal Boucherie.
 
Open Bar: Specialty Wrecking Ball Cocktails, Beer, Hard Cider, Wine
 
Faber Liquors & Single Prop Rum, Beer by Yards Brewing Company, & Hard Cider by Austin EastCiders.
 
Register here by Friday, May 18: http://theatreexile.org/content/special-events

Philadelphia Inquirer Interview with Michael Hollinger

Wed, 04/25/2018

Michael Hollinger is juggling two plays in Philly at once. Again.

WHYY Interview with Michael Hollinger

Wed, 04/18/2018
Playwright wears masks of comedy, tragedy simultaneously in Philly
 

Next up in Studio X-hibition New Play Development

Mon, 04/02/2018

Next up in Studio X-hibition New Play Development