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Staff & Board

Staff

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.

Artistic
Brey Ann Barrett Artistic Producer
Dan O’Neil Casting Director

Business/Administration
Autumn Valdez General Manager
Carolyn Schlecker Operations Consultant

Education
Steve Gravelle Education Director

External Relations
Sara Madden Marketing Director
Denise Cavaliere Director of Individual Giving 
Anne Marie Cammarato Grant Writer
Kyleen Goode External Relations Associate

Production/Facilities  
Carter O’brien Ford Production and Facilities Manager

Artistic Advisors   
Joe Canuso Founding Artistic Director
Matt Pfeiffer Associate Artistic Director

Board of Directors

Desiree Salera, Chair
Richard Gross, Vice Chair
Francis Murphy, Treasurer
Alison Ezell, Secretary
Cecil Baker
Deborah Block
Michael Donahue
Sterling Johnson
Brett T. Mapp
Betsy Oliphant Ross
Bryna Scott
Rick Snyderman
Dr. Jeffrey Sorkin
Reuben Wade

Advisors

Ken Bingham
Vincent E. Fumo
Anne Gemmell
Bette Hanson
Trish Kelly
Anne Hunter

Script Readers

Tenara Calem, Mattie Hawkinson, Allison Jasne, Cat Ramirez, Bren Thomas