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.

Brey Ann Barrett Artistic Producer

Autumn Valdez General Manager
Carolyn Schlecker Operations Consultant

TS Hawkins Education Director

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

Artistic Advisors   
Matt Pfeiffer Associate Artistic Director

Board of Directors

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


Ken Bingham
Vincent E. Fumo
Anne Gemmell

Script Readers

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