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Workshops in Exile

2022-2023 Offerings

Presented in collaboration with Theatre Philadelphia

Theatre Exile Virtual Workshop Series, “Radical Curation” (Fall 2022) and “Activate Progress” (Spring 2023) developed by our Director of Education, TS Hawkins, serves as a necessity to propel the theatre landscape positively toward equitable sustainability of craft, to and for theatregoers & theatre practitioners. In partnership with Theatre Philadelphia, these workshops aim to support creatives from all facets of life to ensure that the theatre experience is wildly entertaining, boldly informative, and holistically transformative for everyone to witness!


Each workshop is $25 for early bird registration, or $35 after the early bird window has closed– pre-registration is required in order to access the workshop.

Each workshop is limited to 25 registrants and will take place on Zoom. Attendees will receive a Professional Development Certificate after completing the workshop!

Workshop 3: Activate Progress (for administrative, developmental & production teams) with LaNeshe Miller White

Saturday June 3rd; 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Focus: Inclusive Marketing Strategies for Theatre Professionals

Are you an arts administrator looking to be more inclusive in your marketing and outreach? Choosing inclusive stories and diverse talent is only the beginning of being a truly inclusive theater company. Get the audiences that those stories were meant for! Join LaNeshe and other administrative teams on Saturday, June 3rd from 11:30AM – 1:00PM to learn how to create meaningful partnerships, develop inclusive marketing and outreach strategies, and engage diverse audiences.

Workshop Takeaways:

  • How to create inclusive marketing, outreach, and PR plans
  • How to create meaningful partnerships to connect with new audiences

*Attendees will receive a Professional Development Certificate after completing the workshop!


Workshop 4: Activate Progress (for creatives) with Kalif Troy

Saturday June 10th; 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Focus: Audition, Resume, and Contract Review

This workshop explores, investigates and reminds creatives to be their own best ally and resource. Join Kalif and other creatives on Saturday, June 10th from 11:30AM – 1:00PM for an all inclusive conversation of creativity around auditioning, resume creation and contract review! Know what to look for and how to bring your uniqueness into the room or virtual space. What questions to ask and the freedom to take up space!

Workshop Takeaways:

  • Participants will be able to gain a working knowledge of how to create an artistic resume, learn to audition in their uniqueness, receive feedback on their materials depending on their level of experience, garner a basic understanding around contract review with a few resources in order to feel incredibly confident moving forward with contracts. And, of course, network with Kalif who is a forever resource to building community as an artivist!

*Attendees will receive a Professional Development Certificate after completing the workshop!



Fall 2022

Radical Curation (for creatives) with Jacqueline Goldfinger

 ABOUT THE FACILITATOR: Jacqueline Goldfinger (she/they) is an award-winning playwright, librettist, and dramaturg based in Philadelphia. She’s currently a Visiting Professor and Head of the MFA Dramaturgy at Indiana University. www.jacquelinegoldfinger.com 

Radical Curation (for administrative, developmental & production teams) with Dr. Kimmika Williams-Witherspoon

ABOUT THE FACILITATOR: Kimmika Williams-Witherspoon (she/her) has a PhD (Cultural Anthropology), M.A. (Anthropology), MFA (Theater), Graduate Certificate) Women’s Studies, B.A. (Journalism); is an Associate Professor of Urban Theater and Community Engagement in the Theater Department in the School of Theater, Film and Media Arts in the Center for the Performing and Cinematic Arts and President-elect of the Faculty Senate at Temple University. Williams-Witherspoon is the author of Through Smiles and Tears: The History of African American Theater (From Kemet to the Americas) (Lambert Academic Publishing, 2011); The Secret Messages in African American Theater: Hidden Meaning Embedded in Public Discourse (Edwin Mellen Publishing, 2006). Her scholarly work centers around pedagogy, women’s issues, the African diaspora, performance rituals and community engagement. www.2deep2.com 


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