Workshops in Exile
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 2: Radical Curation (for administrative, developmental & production teams) with Dr. Kimmika Williams-Witherspoon
Join Dr. Kimmika (she/her) and other creatives on Saturday, November 19th from 11:30AM – 1:00PM for thought provoking conversation and an opportunity to fine-tune your creative skillset! There are so many inter-connected intertwining threads that help make up the fabric of this great nation. As storytellers, we advocate for diversity and inclusion through the stories that we tell and we shed light on the multi-faceted diversity of this great nation — when we do it well. Equity and inclusion is more than possible in performance spaces when we approach our work as Radical Curators. This workshop talks about Radical Curation as a social justice methodology and Williams-Witherspoon offers tips on how Radical Curation can transform performance and performance spaces! Attendees will receive a Professional Development Certificate after completing the workshop!
Workshop Takeaways: Defining Radical Curation as a collective, understanding Radical Curation as a methodology, and Quick & easy tips to apply Radical Curation to your next creative project!
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
Further details about our Spring offerings will be available soon, but here’s a taste!
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
Workshop 4: Activate Progress (for creatives) with Lois Moses, Esq
Saturday June 10th; 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Focus: Audition, Resume, and Contract Review
Workshop 1: Radical Curation (for creatives) with Jacqueline Goldfinger
Join Jacqueline (she/they) and other creatives on Saturday, November 12th from 11:30AM – 1:00PM for thought provoking conversation and an opportunity to fine-tune your creative skillset! If you are thinking about starting (or finishing) a project, building an organization, or any other creative endeavor, let us help you curate a sustainable foundation for your idea. Bring your dreams, questions & concerns to engage in a roundtable discussion on practical ideas that can support your work. Attendees will receive a Professional Development Certificate after completing the workshop!
Workshop Takeaways: With radical creation practices you and/or your organization can create a healthy environment and practice in which
everyone can thrive!
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