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Watch Me Jump
By Jeremy Gable
Jeremy Gable is an England-born, Idaho-bred, Philadelphia-based playwright. He is the Resident Playwright for Sam Tower + Ensemble, was a Core Playwright with InterAct Theatre Company, and is a proud alumnus of The Foundry: A Philadelphia Emerging Playwrights Lab. His work has been presented at the Great Plains Theatre Conference, and was a finalist for the Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, the Terrence McNally New Play Award, the Heideman Award, and InterAct Theatre's 20/20 Commission, as well as a semi-finalist for the Princess Grace Award and PlayPenn, and a nominee for the Smith Prize for Political Theater. His works include full-length plays, one-acts, musicals, and adaptations. In Philadelphia, his plays have been seen at Philadelphia Theatre Company, InterAct Theatre Company, Theatre Exile, and Plays & Players. Elsewhere, his work has been produced in Los Angeles, Washington DC, Beirut, and Twitter.
Jeremy is also the writer of D-Pad (Studio X-hibition 2015) and Bad Monster (Studio X-hibition 2013).
By Emma Goidel
Emma Goidel is a founding member of Orbiter 3, Philadelphia’s critically acclaimed producing playwrights collective, and a second-year member of the Ars Nova Play Group. Her plays include A Knee That Can Bend (Orbiter 3, nominated for seven 2016 Barrymore Awards), Local Girls (Azuka Theatre, 2015 Kilroys List Honorable Mention), We Can All Agree To Pretend This Never Happened (Ensemble Studio Theatre, Òran Mór in Glasgow, InterAct Theatre Company/Tiny Dynamite), and The Gap (development: Ars Nova, Labyrinth Theater Co., InterAct Theatre Co.; 2016 Kilroys List Honorable Mention). Emma was a 2016 finalist or the F. Otto Haas Award for an Emerging Theatre Artist, and has received fellowships from the Playwrights Realm, InterAct Theatre Company, the Playwrights’ Center, and New York Stage & Film/Powerhouse Theater. In addition to Theatre Exile, InterAct, and Tiny Dynamite, her work has been developed locally at Philadelphia Theatre Company, UPenn, UArts, and the Foundry.
history of walking
By James Ijames
James is a Philadelphia based actor and playwright. He has appeared regionally at The Arden Theatre Company, The Philadelphia Theatre Company, The Wilma Theatre, Baltimore Center Stage and Interact Theatre Company. James is a founding member of Orbiter 3 Playwright Producing Collective, a member of the InterAct Core Writers Group and a mentor for The Foundry. James’ plays include The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington, Moon Man Walk, WHITE, Kill Move Paradise, The Threshing Floor, and Osiris:Redux. ...Miz Martha was developed with PlayPenn and the Wilma Theater and received its world premiere with Flashpoint Theater. Moon Man Walk was world premiered with Orbiter 3 Playwright Collective. His play WHITE was apart of the 2015 PlayPenn New Play Conference and the 2015 Gulfshore Playhouse New Works Festival. James is a recipient of F. Otto Haas Award for an Emerging Artist, two Barrymores for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play for Superior Donuts and Angels in America and a Barrymore for Best Direction of a Play for The Brother Size. Is an Independence Foundation Fellow and he is a 2015 Pew Fellow. James is the 2015 recipient of the Terrence McNally New Play Award for WHITE and the 2015 Kesselring Honorable Mention Prize for ... Miz Martha. He received a BA in Drama from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA and a MFA in Acting from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. James is Assistant Professor of Theatre at Villanova University and resides in South Philadelphia
James is also the writer of The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington (Studio X-hibition 2013, developed under the title A Thousand Kinds of Silence).
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In 1996, Theatre Exile began with a production of a locally written world premiere on a small second floor theater on South Street. That commitment to new work has continued and Exile has produced 16 world premieres including the Philly Originals New Work Festival. In 2011 Theatre Exile created a new play development program, the Studio X-hibition Series, which is dedicated to cultivating the future of theater.
Studio X-hibition is focused not only on exporting the newest ideas from Philadelphia to the larger national theatrical community, but also of importing work that can impact the artists living and working in Philadelphia. The program has grown to include not only staged readings, but workshop development programs and writers' workshops, cultivating new, edgy and non-conformist theater. The series brings Philadelphia's own local writers, playwrights who are part of the national dialog and non-traditional theater makers together into one series that seeks to push the boundaries of theater, both in form and in content.