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Honoring IMPresario Henri David of Halloween

with MC Cookie DiorioPhiladelphia based drag artist, singer, songwriter, designer and lover of all things sparkly!

Rendezvous at Theatre Exile and then GoGo with us to The Victor Cafe!  Enjoy fabulous food, drink, raffles, and performances including arias from The Victor Cafe Opera Singers! Toast Deborah Block for her 10 years as Producing Artistic Director!
Come and GoGo with us!


You don't want to miss our Exile A GoGo Raffle and the fantastic raffle prizes available to win!  And you can still buy raffle tickets even if you can't attend in person!

Eat!  Est. value: $1500

  • Exclusive Private chef dinner with wine pairing for 8 with Royal Restaurant Group/SFC Bars chef Brian Lofink at a home within 20 mi. Of Philly

Drink! Est. value: $600

  • Private Whiskey Tasting for 4 with Fergie Carey at Fergie’s Pub
  • Dad’s Hat Rye Distillery Tour on Bristol Waterfront for 4
  • Federal Distillery Gift Box and Distillery Tour for 2

Henri Special! Est. Value: $550

  • Halloween Jewelry Store gift card
  • Private Dinner for 2 with Henri David (priceless)

NYC Trip! Est. value: $550

  • Two Tickets to James Ijames’ Fat Ham on Broadway at American Airlines Theater
  • Signed copy of Fat Ham script
  • Tavern on the Green restaurant $250 Gift Card

Dinner and a Show! Est. value: $700

  • Gift card package totaling $350 from Royal Restaurant Group restaurants (Royal Sushi and Izakaya, Royal Tavern, Triangle Tavern, Cantina Los Caballitos, Cantina Dos Segundos, Khyber Pass Pub)
  • Ticket bundle to multiple Philadelphia theaters, including: FringeArts, Theatre Horizon, Quintessence Theater, Interact Theater, Walnut St. Theater, Tiny Dynamite, Act II Playhouse, Wilma Theater and Theatre Exile!

Nights Out! Est. value: $750

  • Show and Dinner for 2 at City Winery Philadelphia, valued at $200
  • Live! Casino Gift certificate for Deluxe King room and $200 credit for restaurants, valued at $550

Sports & Recreation! Est. value: $800

  • Four Phillies box seat tickets in Hall of Fame Club with parking pass for Phillies/Royals game on Friday, August 4th at 7:05pm, valued at $300
  • Phillies signed memorabilia
  • Guided Walking tour for 4 of Philadelphia’s Italian Market by WeVenture
  • Two City Food Tours tickets for their Decadent Gourmet tour

Suburbs Extravaganza! Est. value: $900

  • Overnight stay at Lancaster Arts Hotel  in Lancaster, PA
  • Two Tickets to Longwood Gardens
  • Joseph Anthony Retreat Spa & Salon gift certificate for Signature Facial - $150
  • Overnight stay at the Marriott Courtyard in Springfield, PA
  • 118 North Club gift certificate - $100
  • Chadds Ford Tavern gift certificate

Kitchen Sink! Est. value: $880

  • Two $100 Gift cards to Modern Eye Eyecare & Eyewear
  • Exclusive pair of sunglasses from Modern Eye Eyecare & Eyewear - $300
  • Two $50 Gift cards to Rescue Spa
  • Kellijane gift certificate
  • La Colombe Whole Bean Coffee Gift Set
  • Mary drawing by Ten Ebra https://www.tenpixeldesigns.com/ - $200

Custom Art! Est. Value: $1,200-$1,500

  • Exclusive made to order stained glass transom by Internationally-known Mural Arts muralist Eric Okdeh


Support Theatre Exile and become a SPONSOR

Thank you to our current sponsors:

Brandywine Realty Trust and Jerry Sweeney
Jennifer & David Cardy
Robert Dever
Stark & Stark and Michael Donahue
Wyncote Foundation

SaraKay & Stanton Smullens

Anna Maria & Richard DiDio
Patricia Forcina
Linda & David Glickstein
Independence Foundation
Robin Sakina & Saifuddin Mama
Brett Mapp & Morgan Hugo
Lynn Marks & Clifford Pearlman
Fran & Kathy Murphy
Desiree Salera & Eric Okdeh
Bryna & Andrew Scott
Janice Smith & Reuben Wade
Christine Frost Red & Michael Wax

In-Kind Sponsors
Royal Restaurant Group, Stateside Vodka, Bluecoat Gin, Dad’s Hat Rye, Philadelphia Brewing Company, Commonwealth Ciders, Chester County Ciders, Overhill Flowers


  • Name/Logo Recognition as an event sponsor in all event communications and on website
  • Shout out at event
  • 2 Opening Night Subscriptions to Theatre Exile’s 2023/24 Season 
  • Immense gratitude

$1,000 SPONSOR

Additional benefits:

  • 1/4 page ad in Exile A GoGo program
  • Invitation to tea with Deborah Block
  • Up to 4 event tickets
  • 5 raffle ticket entries

($75 tax-deductible)*

*Sponsors can forgo benefits to take advantage of full tax-deduction.

$2,500 SPONSOR

Additional benefits:

  • 1/2 page ad in Exile A GoGo program
  • Invitation to drinks with Deborah Block
  • Up to 6 event tickets
  • 15 raffle tickets

($950 tax-deductible)*

*Sponsors can forgo benefits to take advantage of full tax-deduction.

$5,000 SPONSOR

Additional benefits:

  • Sponsor-dedicated social media post·
  • Full page ad in Exile A GoGo Program
  • Invitation to dinner with Deborah Block
  • Up to 10 event tickets
  • 25 raffle tickets

($3,350 tax-deductible)*

*Sponsors can forgo benefits to take advantage of full tax-deduction.

$10,000 SPONSOR

Additional benefits:

  • Lead sponsor feature in all marketing
  • Full back cover ad in Exile A GoGo program
  • Ability to give curtain speech next season
  • Personalized seat plaque on theater seat
  • Invitation to an exclusive dinner event
  • Up to 20 event tickets
  • 50 raffle tickets

($5,775 tax-deductible)*

*Sponsors can forgo benefits to take advantage of full tax-deduction.

CAN'T MAKE IT TO EXILE A GOGO? Please consider making a donation to support Theatre Exile


Contact: Denise Cavaliere - denise@theatreexile.org 


Theatre Exile’s beloved cabaret event has returned for a Spring performance!

Join us for this virtual extravaganza with showman and innovative tour-de-force Johnny Showcase, along with talented actors, musicians, and special guests coming together to celebrate and support Theatre Exile! 

Since the world isn’t ready for us to gather in person just yet, we’re presenting the show virtually with an evening of fantastic performances and music, fabulous raffles, and all of the fun and shenanigans you’ve come to expect from Cabaret of the Exiled! 

Let’s celebrate our creative resilience together at Cabaret of the Exiled, Theatre Exile’s most important fundraiser of 2021. 

Stream the event by following the link here: https://theatreexile.org/watch 


Cabaret of the Exiled — Spring Edition
Monday, May 24, 7 PM

Featuring Johnny Showcase & The Mystic Ticket

with performances by
Bi Jean Ngo & David M Raine
Carlo Campbell
Michael Doherty
J Hernandez

Ozzie Jones
Alex Keiper
Renaissance Noir
Amanda Schoonover
& postshow performance from filmmaker and artist Rashid Zakat



$100 - Household ($75 tax-deductible)

$25 - Theater Industry Members & Artists



TROCADERO SPONSOR: $1,000 ($880 tax-deductible)

  • 2 Opening Night subscriptions to Theatre Exile’s 2021/22 Season
  • Name/Logo Recognition in sponsor credits and program
  • Name/Logo Recognition on website
  • 4 event tickets
  • 4 Cabaret Raffle ticket entries

PALUMBO’S SPONSOR: $2,500 ($2,100 tax-deductible)

Includes all of the previous benefits, plus:

  • Name/Logo displayed in emails
  • Half-page ad in the virtual program
  • Delivered Cabaret treat
  • 10 event tickets
  • 10 Cabaret Raffle ticket entries


LATIN CASINO SPONSOR: $5,000 ($4,250 tax-deductible)

Includes all of the previous benefits, plus:

  • Name/Logo prominently displayed in all event marketing
  • One Latin Casino sponsor-dedicated social media post
  • Full-page ad in the virtual program
  • Delivered Cabaret treat
  • 20 event tickets
  • 20 Cabaret Raffle ticket entries


to win one of these amazing prize packages!
(Tickets $5 each)



  • Phillies VIP Box Seats for 4 on Sunday 8/15 with parking pass!
    Tickets in Section 224 Hall of Fame Club, directly in front of Phillies Owners and General Managers’ boxes!
  • Signed copy of author and sportswriter Ray Didinger’s newly released book, Finished Business: My Fifty Years of Headlines, Heroes and Heartaches!
  • $100 Gift card to Five Iron Golf, indoor golf driving range


Food & Drink!  BUY RAFFLE


  • Personal serenade for the recipient of your choice at The Victor Cafe
  • Dinner for 2 at The Victor Cafe
  • Gift Card from Termini Brothers Bakery
  • Gift Card to Pat’s King of Steaks
  • Moore Brothers Bon Marche case of wine (6 red, 6 white)
  • Stateside Vodka gift box


Friends & Family Fun!  BUY RAFFLE


  • Segway Tour for 4 with Philly Tour Hub or Walking Tour for 4 in choice of 9 cities with North America Tour Hub (choices include 2 hour Segway Mural tour or Philly Cheesesteak Tour!)
  • 4 tickets to Franklin Square Philly Mini Golf presented by IBEW Local 98
  • 4 tickets to Franklin Square Parx Liberty Carousel
  • 4 tickets to the Betsy Ross House
  • 4 tickets to the Independence Seaport Museum


Arts & Culture! BUY RAFFLE


  • Tickets to Philadelphia theaters for 2, including Philadelphia Theater Company, The Wilma Theater, 1812 Productions, Lantern Theater, Interact Theater, & Theatre Exile
  • 2 tickets to Longwood Gardens
  • 4 tickets to the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show 











Click here to see the photos from Back from Exile!

You're Invited!
Saturday, June 8, 2019
Celebrate with Theatre Exile as we come
Back from Exile

We’re Back from Exile and having a Thank You party!
Come welcome Theatre Exile back home to our newly renovated theater at 1340 S. 13th Street!  We’re so excited to show off our beautiful space that everyone’s talking about and that which the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Inga Saffron said: “Quality craftsmanship never goes out of style.”

We want to mark this milestone in Theatre Exile’s 22 year history and thank you for allowing us to start our new future with such brightness. We truly wouldn’t be here without you.

Join us for the homecoming party on June 8th
4-7 PM

MC Joe Conklin

Mummers - Singers from Victor Cafe - Q&A with Ray Didinger - DJ Cheryl Gittings - Building Tours - Family Fun -Food trucks - Performances - Beer Garden - Raffles - Give Aways - And More!

Theatre Exile’s beloved cabaret event has returned from Exile...and is TONIGHT!

We look forward to you joining us for a one hour program of fun and shenanigans, with outstanding entertainment and a few surprises – all without leaving your couch to join the virtual party!

Here's what you need to know:

  • Cabaret of the Exiled will be streamed online.
  • You will receive an email Wednesday afternoon with three website links: one for the Cabaret show, one for the postshow experiences, and one for the event program.
  • You will be able to access the Cabaret by using the link at any time during the event - even if you’re running late or lose access.
  • The preshow program will begin at approximately 6:45 PM.
  • The Cabaret will run for one hour beginning at approximately 7 PM.
  • You can choose from three post show experiences after the Cabaret!
  • Raffle tickets are on sale for seven wonderful packages, and will be on sale through the Cabaret! (see below)





Escape with us with for an evening of performers, musicians, artists, actors, and mixologists...and plenty of surprises, all in support of Theatre Exile!


MC R. Eric Thomas
Miss Martha Graham Cracker

Kim Carson
Christopher Colucci
Jess Conda
Liz Filios
Daryl Hannah
Daniel Ison
Dot Levine of Dottie’s Serenade Service
Anthony Martinez-Briggs
Amanda Schoonover
& Lindsay Smiling

Don't miss postshow immersive experiences with DJ Cheryl Gittings and Klip Collective, or our Lobby Hangout with Theatre Exile's very own Deborah Block!.


In these especially challenging times, Cabaret of the Exiled is our most important fundraiser of 2020. Ticket sales, sponsorships and donations will provide crucial support for Theatre Exile’s free education and outreach programs, mainstage productions and new play development efforts. With your help, we can ensure that Theatre Exile continues its groundbreaking work to provide fearless and risk-taking theater in South Philadelphia and beyond.


Buy Tickets

$100- Household

$25- Industry


Become a Sponsor





Purchase raffle tickets to win one of these amazing gift packages!  

Sports Package featuring a private Zoom call Q&A with sportswriter Ray DidingerBUY RAFFLE

Drink Package featuring a private virtual whiskey tasting with Fergie Carey of Fergie’s Pub!  BUY RAFFLE

Exile Package featuring an opportunity to give the curtain speech and welcome online for Theatre Exile’s Opening Night of 2020/21 season!  BUY RAFFLE

Eat Package featuring a private virtual cooking class with Maryann Brancaccio, former chef of August restaurant! 

Family Fun Package featuring a live episode of "Story Time in the Zoom Room" for you and your friends & family with actor Liz Filios!  BUY RAFFLE

Culture Package featuring a personal two-song serenade for recipient of your choice by Dottie’s Serenade Service! 

Pandemic Relief Package featuring specialty face masks for theater lovers (3): Drama Queen, Bad Actor, It’s Just intermission!  BUY RAFFLE




Thank you to all of our sponsors, donors and ticketbuyers who supported Theatre Exile’s The Wrecking Ball!

It was a wonderful evening at the Bok Bar that we hope you enjoyed as much as we did.

From the rooftop view to the site-specific performance scenes, to our Master of Ceremonies Pearce Bunting and our gracious Honorary Chair June Wolfson, all of us here at Theatre Exile are proud to say it truly was a spectacular night to remember!

As we celebrate Theatre Exile’s 21st Birthday year and upcoming homecoming back to South Philadelphia, we are so grateful to have you on board with us. Your support has been integral to making The Wrecking Ball event a success.

And, if you weren’t able to attend The Wrecking Ball, we missed you! But you were certainly there in spirit! We are so thankful for your support that made Theatre Exile shine and showcase its originality, the originality you’ve come to expect from us. Thank you!

On behalf of the Board, staff, artists and audiences of Theatre Exile, thank you again for your support of The Wrecking Ball and for being a part of the Theatre Exile family!

PS – We look forward to seeing you again soon at Theatre Exile. Please stay tuned for much new news to come about our upcoming season and exciting homecoming back to South Philadelphia!!