- About Exile
- Studio X
- Box Office
- Join Us in Exile
- Plan Your Visit
- 2012-2013 Season
- 2012-2013 Season
- Behanding Bios
- North of the Boulevard
- The North Plan
Paper Wings was conceived from Theatre Exile’s mission to be a forum for artists to find their own voice. Our Paper Wings instructors use theatre techniques to help raise self-esteem and expand each students’ skill set to help them communicate better, improve their conflict resolution skills and let them feel more empowered in their world. We use our own trained staff as well as additional professional teaching artists to guide the students. The students ultimately write and perform in their own multi-disciplinary production.
Theatre Exile works with the teenagers at Norris Square Neighborhood Project (NSNP), and 6th through 8th graders at Andrew Jackson Elementary School.
NSNP is tucked in a small house in a primarily underserved Latino neighborhood in East Kensington. Jackson is Exile’s local public school with 94% of the students classified as economically disadvantaged. The school serves a rich diversity of students with 36% Latino, 29% African American, 15% Asian and the remaining groups encompassing a wide range of ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
At the end of our 2012-2013 season the students at Andrew Jackson submitted their final play, Shattered, to the Philadelphia Young Playwrights Festival, and won 2nd place against the 750 middle school students who submitted their plays.
Throughout the season, Theatre Exile offers a variety of workshops that help deepen the experiences of artists and audiences alike. Whether it is learning how to throw a punch, deepen the characters in your unfinished play or just how the magic of theater happens, Exile's various workshops will show you how to the grittiest theater work in the city gets made.