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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.

Carolyn Schlecker, Operations Consultant
Randi Hickey, Patron Services & Associate Operations Manager
Autumn Valdez, Bookkeeper

Janet Embree, Production and Facilities Manager

TS Hawkins, Education Director

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

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

Artistic Advisor 
Matt Pfeiffer, Artist in Residence

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
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