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2021-2022 Season

THEATRE EXILE IS CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF MOVING ARTS FORWARD.

Dear Friends of Exile:

This past year, the entire theater community was in exile. Theatre Exile was among the first to embrace the new art form that combined theatrical and virtual elements. We were rewarded for our bold play selections and creativity with our first review in the New York Times and significant coverage in American Theatre magazine.

To celebrate this important marker of moving arts forward, we will be producing a combination of world and Philadelphia premieres. We will introduce you to new playwrights and iconic writers working within our genre.

Our commitment can also be found in our Education program, as we continue to nurture burgeoning artists and support professional creators. And of course, our New Play Development program embodies our goals with readings of new works by three playwrights.

We hope that you join us in this celebratory season of engaging plays filled with humor, hope and Theatre Exile’s signature grit.

Thank you for staying with us in Exile.

DEBORAH BLOCK
Producing Artistic Director

THEATRE EXILE 2021-2022 SEASON

SUBSCRIBE TO ALL THREE SHOWS FOR AS LITTLE AS $45.
Single tickets will be available for purchase soon.

For additonal information, please visit our 2021-22 Season FAQ and Safety pages.

Extreme Home Makeover

By Makasha Copeland

October 28 – November 21, 2021
Opening Night: November 3
Theatre Exile, 1340 S. 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

World Premiere!

Extreme Home Makeover by Makasha Copeland paints a human portrait of a contemporary Tejano family willing to go to the extreme for a spot on the popular, rags-to-riches TV show of the same name. Following the Vega family who must fight to make their video application stand out, this earnest satire explores family dynamics in the face of financial hardship. Extreme Home Makeover is a beautifully complex, bold, funny, and hopeful story about a family striving for the American dream and begs the question – in a world where so many receive so little, how much do miracles cost?

The Motherf**ker with the Hat

By Stephen Adly Guirgis

February 3 – 27, 2022
Opening Night: February 9
Theatre Exile, 1340 S. 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Just released from prison, Jackie lives with his childhood sweetheart Veronica and is staying clean with the help from his too-smooth sponsor Ralph D. Things are looking up for Jackie until he spots another man’s hat in their apartment. The Motherf**ker with the Hat by Pulitzer Prize-winner Stephen Adly Guirgis is a fast-paced, brutally funny, foul-mouthed look at modern love, friendship, addiction, and the challenges of adulthood. The Tony Award-nominated show made its Broadway debut in 2011.

Today is My Birthday

By Susan Soon He Stanton

April 28 – May 22, 2022
Opening Night: May 4
Theatre Exile, 1340 S. 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Today is My Birthday is about life with a thousand friends on Facebook and no one to have dinner with on Saturday night. This quirky comedy by award-winning screenwriter and playwright Susan Soon He Stanton tells the story of would-be writer Emily, who moves back home to Hawaii after her bubble life in New York pops. As she trades one island for another, Emily, feeling unfulfilled, creates an alter-ego for a radio dating show, determined to turn fantasy into reality. Today is My Birthday, told through a playful mixture of live radio, voicemail, and phone calls, is about finding true human connection in a digital-obsessed world.

SUBSCRIBE TO ALL THREE SHOWS FOR AS LITTLE AS $45.