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Written by Jeremy Gable
Directed by Brey Ann Barrett
November 27, 2020 — December 20, 2020

Don’t miss this innovative world premiere, adapted by the playwright for an online production specifically for Theatre Exile.

100 minutes

Honorary Producers: Linda & David Glickstein
Associate Producer: Fox & Dog
Community Partner: Drexel Entrepreneurial Game Studio

Creatively combining engaging individual performers with dynamic virtual design elements, D-Pad is an entertaining and surprising experience for theater lovers and new audiences.

Featuring Ang Bey, Paloma Irizarry, Anthony Martinez-Briggs, and Michael Doherty. 

D-Pad explores the world of independent gaming through the lens of wunderkind developer Alex as she creates something beyond entertainment. Written with humor, thoughtfulness, and humanity, D-Pad follows Alex as she finds herself in a nightmare of production delays, self-doubt, and a rabid fan base. Interactions with real and virtual characters lead Alex into self-isolation as she struggles with family and in her male-dominated industry.

All tickets $25

Discounts available


Post-show Discussions

No matter what day you see D-Pad, we invite you to join members of the cast and Theatre Exile staff to discuss and learn more about the show and production. Ticket buyers will receive a link in confirmation e-mails to join any of the three discussions.

Sunday, December 6, 4:45 pm (following 3 pm show)
Thursday, December 10, 8:45 pm (following 7 pm show)
Sunday, December 20, 5 pm


Frequently Asked Questions


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All show times are Eastern Standard Time.

Thursday, December 10, 12:00 PM

Thursday, December 10, 7:00 PM (Post-show Discussion @ 8:45 PM)*

Friday, December 11, 8:00 PM

Saturday, December 12, 8:00 PM

Sunday, December 13, 3:00 PM

Wednesday, December 16, 7:00 PM

Thursday, December 17, 7:00 PM

Thursday, December 17, 10:00 PM

Friday, December 18, 3:00 PM

Friday, December 18, 8:00 PM

Saturday, December 19, 8:00 PM

Saturday, December 19, 10:00 PM

Sunday, December 20, 3:00 PM (Post-show Discussion @ 5 PM)*