Written by Jacqueline Goldfinger
Directed by Deborah Block
February 13, 2020 — March 8, 2020

Theatre Exile - 1340 S. 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

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Season Sponsors Bruce and Giuliana Zallie & Zallie Supermarkets

A talking stork, lesbian moms, and the power to build your own baby.

In this version of a near future society, prospective parents learn within the first weeks of conception which traits their child will have and what behaviors it is likely to exhibit. With rapid advances in reproductive technology today, modern eugenics is science’s Wild West.

Winner of the 2017 Smith Prize for Political Theater and featured on the Kilroy’s List.

BABEL was commissioned by National New Play Network, with funding from The Smith Prize for Political Theater. For more information please visit nnpn.org.”

Thursday, February. 13 7:00 PM (Preview)
Friday, February. 14 8:00 PM (Preview)
Saturday, February. 15 8:00 PM (Preview)
Sunday, February. 16 3:00 PM (Preview)
Tuesday, February. 18 7:00 PM (Preview)
Wednesday, February. 19 8:00 PM (Opening Night)
Thursday, February. 20 7:00 PM
Friday, February. 21 8:00 PM
Saturday, February. 22 8:00 PM
Sunday, February. 23 3:00 PM (Post-Show Discussion)
Wednesday, February. 26 7:00 PM
Thursday, February. 27 7:00 PM (Posy-Show Discussion)
Friday, February. 28 8:00 PM
Saturday, February. 29 8:00 PM
Sunday, March. 1 3:00 PM
Monday, March. 2 7:00 PM (Industry Night)
Wednesday, March. 4 7:00 PM
Thursday, March. 5 1:00 PM
Thursday, March. 5 7:00 PM
Friday, March. 6 8:00 PM
Saturday, March. 7 8:00 PM
Sunday, March. 8 3:00 PM

Bi Jean Ngo (Ann)

Frank Nardi, Jr. (Jamie/Stork)

Anita Holland (Renee)

Amanda Schoonover (Dani)

Deborah Block (Director)

Drew Billiau (Lighting Designer)

Ariel Wang (Costume Designer)

Samantha Dugan (Stage Manager)

Alice Hakvaag (Assistant Director)

Carter O’brien Ford (Production/Facilities Manager) – started as a teen fellow at the Hedgerow Theatre and continued his theatrical education at Gloucester County Institute of Technology in their Performing Arts-Acting Program. Since then he has received a BBA in Arts & Entertainment Management from Pace University-NYC, directed Blood Knot here in Philadelphia and the first U.S. workshop of Rotterdam in NYC. As a technical director he started with numerous student productions in Philadelphia and NYC before moving onto the Atlantic City Ballet Tour, Frigid NY, and Soho Playhouse. He still tours as a lighting designer, workshops the plays he writes, and performs as a storyteller & improviser. He’d like to thank Theatre Exile for accepting him into their family and his family for accepting… well, keeping him in their… well, his family. Thanks!