Winter 2020 Workshops

Instructor: Bi Jean Ngo

All workshops at Theatre Exile – 1340 S 13th St
Monday, 2/10 – 6:00pm-10:00pm
( Inclement weather date – Monday, 2/24 – 6:00pm-10:00pm )

Are you looking to expand your actor’s toolkit in the style of Theatre Exile? Bi Jean Ngo is
known for her honest, raw performances, and this workshop is designed to help you access
your own truth. Bi will help you discover non-traditional ways of building character through a
dynamic exploration of voice, body, and emotional response. Students will sample a grab bag
of actors tools that draw from Linklater, Suzuki, and other voice and physical theatre
techniques to marry the character biography you imagine with elements of your own inner

Bi Jean Ngo is a Philadelphia based theatre actor, director, and educator. She holds an MFA
from The Actors’ Studio Drama School, New School University. She also has a Bachelor’s of
Science in Film and Television from Boston University. She additionally trained at Dell’Arte
International, The Suzuki Company of Toga, Shakespeare and Company, and The
Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski. She has appeared onstage at InterAct Theatre Company,
Azuka Theatre, Arden Theatre, Walnut Street Theatre, Theatre Horizon, Delaware Shakes,
Shakespeare in Clark Park, and more. She was last seen at Theatre Exile in Hansol Jung’s
Among the Dead, and will appear this season in local playwright Jacqueline Goldfinger’s
Babel. Bi is a 2016 recipient of the F. Otto Haas Emerging Artist Barrymore Award, the 2016
TCG Fox Fellowship Foundation Award, and the 2018 Independence Fellowship Foundation

Workshop fee: $50 (2 workshops for $90)

Please wear comfy clothes and come prepared to move

Instructor: Jacqueline Goldfinger

All workshops at Theatre Exile – 1340 S 13th St

Monday, 2/24 (DATE CHANGE) – 6:00pm-10:00pm

Fulfill your New Year’s resolution by beginning a new play or trying your hand at playwriting!
Theatre Exile is known for pushing boundaries on-stage. We’ll look at a few scenes from
previous Exile shows and discuss why they work, then we’ll do writing exercises that will give
you material to begin a new play this year, or simply give you the opportunity to give
playwriting a try. No experience required for this workshop, but do bring pen and paper, or a
computer. You will be expected to write, and will have the opportunity to share some of your
in-class writing, if you wish.

Jacqueline Goldfinger is a Philadelphia playwright and dramaturg. She curates Page By Page
( patreon.com/pagebypage ), a resource for theater-makers, and teaches playwriting and
dramaturgy in the graduate theater program at Temple University. She won the Yale Drama
Prize, the Smith Prize, Barrymore Award, Brown Martin Award, and others. Her work has
been developed and/or produced at theaters including: National Theatre/London, Wilma
Theatre, Arden Theatre, Azuka Theatre, Theatre Exile, Simpatico Theatre, PlayPenn, Court
Theatre/New Zealand, Kennedy Center, La MaMa, New Georges, The Barrow Group, Florida
Studio Theatre, Disquiet/Lisbon, Perseverance Theatre, and Seattle Public.

Workshop fee: $50 (2 workshops for $90)

Please bring paper and pencil or a computer for writing