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Staff & Board


Producing Artistic Director
Deborah Block has been a consistent figure in the Philadelphia arts community for over 30 years as a dramaturg, producer, curator, choreographer, educator and a director. She has received much recognition for her professional and educational work including receiving the Independence Fellowship in the Arts and the Albert Benzwie Award for playwriting. She received her MFA at Temple University where she taught for nine years. She is one of the founders of the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe (now FringeArts) and was the program director for ten years. Deborah has been with Theatre Exile since 2006 and assumed the role of Producing Artistic Director in 2013.

Darnelle Radford, General Manager
Carolyn Schlecker, Operations Consultant
Randi Alexis Hickey, Patron Services & Associate Operations Manager

Matt Pfeiffer, Artist in Residence

Janet Embree, Production and Facilities Manager

TS Hawkins, Director of Education

External Relations
Denise Cavaliere, Director of Individual Giving
Anne Marie Cammarato, Grant Writer

Community Engagement
Sebastienne Mundheim, Producer and Project Manager, Out of Exile


Board of Directors

Desiree Salera, Chair

Sterling Johnson, Vice Chair

Francis Murphy, Treasurer

Alison Ezell, Secretary

Deborah Block

Robert Dever

Michael Donahue

Patricia Forcina

Brett T. Mapp

Tiffany Naiman

J. Paul Nicholas

Bryna Scott

Dr. Jeffrey Sorkin

Reuben Wade

Advisors and Committee Members

Ken Bingham
Vincent E. Fumo
Anne Gemmell
Tom Harmaty
Liza Herzog
Shirley Lockwood
Jill Knittel, MSN, RN, CIC- Health & Safety Advisor