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* Individuals from New York to Australia have downloaded the Walking Guide and began their journey into Community Capital: an Afrofuturism South Philly Walking Experience, curated and written by TS Hawkins & Lois Moses! Recently, the creatives appeared on WURD Radio with Tiffany Bacon & Jeffrey Page and in dosageMagazine!! Join in on the expedition of sound and unearthing by downloading the Walking Guide. For full project details and to read testimonials, click here

* Merci’s poetic monologue, “from (an elegy, too)” in They’ll Neglect to Tell You by TS Hawkins will be featured in Rising Voices: Poems Towards a Social Justice Revolution (University Professors Press) slated to release December 2021! They’ll Neglect to Tell You has had wonderful manifestations since its inception in 2015. Thus, to have this poignant piece, that highlights the emotional development of such an intricate character, showcased in this anthology centering voices of progressive change is beyond thrilling! Extended gratitude to all the voices that have aided in the journey of bringing this work to life: Painted Bride Arts Center, 1812 Productions - Jilline Ringle Solo Performance Residency, Bridge Theatre Festival, The New Virtual Play Reading Festival, Theatre Exile's Studio X-hibition New Play Development Reading Series, directors: Lois Moses & Carley S. Robinson, actors: Cynda Purnell, Betsy Vivar, India Knight, Mikayla Johnson, & Angela Bey, and community collaborators: Cara Blouin, Jenn Childs, Gabrielle Corsaro, Gabe Moses, Deborah Block, & Brey Ann Barrett!! For more information about the play/choreopoem, MoodList, and testimonials click here

* “Restorative Healing” (for Actors/Performers/Writers) with TS Hawkins! Join TS Hawkins and other creatives on Saturday, December 4th 11AM - 1230PM for an opportunity to fine-tune your creative skillset at Theatre Exile’s “Restorative Healing” Workshop! This workshop is designed for actors, performers, writers, and librettists to conduct a concrete dive into the voices, worlds, universes they have manifested and to make space to honor the intersections of the characters on and off the page. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion following the conclusion of the workshop. For details & registration, click here!

These workshops are part of a series that will take place throughout Theatre Exile’s 25th Anniversary Season. The theme of this year’s workshops is “Pivot, Plan, Proceed: Activating the Arts for Creatives”, which will focus on providing opportunities for theatre professionals to sharpen their soft skills and enhance their understanding of communal accountability in the arts. The goal is to manifest holistic magic for theatergoers and theatremakers! All attendees will receive inspirational and captivating experiences from innovative instructors who are knowledgeable in the following: Theatre Arts Pedagogy (playwriting, stage management, director, and performance), EDI (Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) for Artists & Administrators, Trauma & Restorative Healing, Biopsychosocial Learning, Social Justice Workplace Development, and LGBTQIA+ Studies for supporting students and staff exploring the intersectionality of identity!

* #TimeWithTS: In the “downtime”, see what holds TS’s attention! The Top 5Twenties: Season 2 (BET), The Wonder Years (ABC), Canvas (Netflix), Pretty Hard Cases (IMDBtv), and Queens (ABC). What shows/plays spark joy for you? Email us to shout out your favorite programming!



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