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Workshops in Exile

2022 Workshops

Each workshop is $35 – pre-registration is required in order to access the workshop. Each workshop is limited to 20 registrants.


Workshop 3: “Centering Community Voice” (for Actors/Performers/Writers) with Sabriaya Shipley
June 4th: 12-1:30 PM
Join Sabriaya (she/they) and other creatives for thought provoking conversation and an opportunity to fine-tune your creative skillset! Part of “centering community voice” is being able, as artists, to map out the communities we belong to in order to either connect or heal them. Participants in this workshop will engage in activities garnered towards community building & ethnography that celebrates both the individual and the communities they belong to.

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

Workshop Takeaways: Participants will be able to see the intersections between their communities and within the way they identify within their artistry!

ABOUT SABRIAYA SHIPLEY: Sabriaya Shipley (she/they) originally from Baltimore, Maryland is, now, a Philadelphia-based poet, educator, and community ethnographer. Named a 2019 A+ Educator by Philadelphia Family Magazine & a 2021 Black Lives Matter Black Educator Fellow, Sabriaya currently works with North Philadelphia’s Tree House Books as a Literacy Program Director decolonizing literacy for Black youth. They are a co-founder of Griot Girls; a youth writing collective for young Black girls. Sabriaya holds a BA in Theatre from Temple University, and is currently a MA candidate at Prescott College for Social Justice and Community Organizing. Their devised work has been featured at the Painted Bride Art Center, the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, and within the Call & Response Journal, Claer Magazine, Ode to Queer, and Dizzie Magazine. A recent recipient of the Philadelphia Foundation and Forman Art’s Initiative Art Works grant and the Magnify Microgrant from Angel Pirate Production/HawkEye Entertainment, page2stage LLC, Sabriaya is a citizen artist determined to represent the intersections of their community! https://www.sabriayashipley.com/

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Workshop 4: “Centering Community Voice” (for Directors/Stage Managers/Dramaturgs/Choreographers) with Cheyenne Barboza
June 18th; 12- 1:30 PM
Join Cheyenne (she/her) and other creatives for thought-provoking conversation and an opportunity to fine-tune your creative skillset! This workshop aims to interrogate the processes employed when creating community centered theatre, decentralized arts institutions (and their grants), building mutually beneficial relationships, and eradicating the “savior” complex.

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

Workshop Takeaways: Unpacking language commonly used in describing and conceptualizing this work and how it manifests into actions that affect group dynamic and performance. This will be a participatory sharing and learning space to reprioritize the voice of the people.

ABOUT CHEYENNE BARBOZA: Cheyenne Barboza (she/her) is an award-winning Director & Playwright hailing from Waterbury, CT. Directing credits: Passing Strange (Long Wharf Theatre), The Secret Life of Wonder: a prologue in G (Antipodes Theatre, NSW), Grace (IAMA), The Agitators (Theatre Horizon), The Wiz (Theatre in the X), The Last Seven Shakers (InterAct Theatre Co.), Cartons of Ultrasounds (reFocus Fest), Trade (Inis Nua Theatre Co.), Directors JAM (Pirronne Yousefzadeh & Directors Gathering), The Secret Life of Wonder: a prologue in G (reFocus Fest). Assistant Directing credits: How I Learned What I Learned (Dir. Malika Oyetimein, Arden Theatre Co.), The Mountaintop (Dir. Patricia McGregor, PTC). Playwriting credits: Running Numbers (Theatre in the X). Cheyenne currently serves as the Artistic Associate, Community at Long Wharf Theatre. She received a BFA in Directing, Playwriting & Production from The University of the Arts. IG: @cheyenne.ane

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