Theatre Exile Workshop Weekend 

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Registration closes Friday 12/9 at 4 PM


Instructor: Matt Pfeiffer

All workshops at Theatre Exile – 1340 S 13th St (NW Corner of 13th and Reed)

Saturday, 12/9 – 1:00-4:00pm

Auditions can be a terrifying experience. You panic. You don't trust yourself. And worst of all, you don't get a chance to show people what you can do. Through the guidance of actor/director Matt Pfeiffer, "A Practical Approach to Auditions" helps you to gain confidence on how to attack an audition with guts and honesty. The class offers one on one coaching in both monologues and cold reads, as well as an evaluation from a panel of professional directors. It's time to stop letting auditions get the better of you. Take a strong and practical approach to the process.


Matt Pfeiffer is a Philly born actor and director who serves as the Associate Artistic Director of Theatre Exile. Some previous Exile credits include; True West, North of the Boulevard, Glengarry Glenross, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, and Bug. Other credits include; Arden Theatre, InterAct, Walnut St., 1812, Lantern Theatre, Delaware Theatre Co. The Gulfshore Playhouse, Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, Uarts, and 18 seasons with the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. Matt is a twelve-time Barrymore nominee and winner, for his direction of The Whale and The Invisible Hand both with Theatre Exile. He's also a recipient of the F. Otto Haas Award. Matt is a proud grad DeSales University.

Workshop fee: $50 (2 workshops for $80, all 3 for $110)

Please prepare a 1-minute monologue.





Paper Wings

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 student’s 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 in the middle school division against the 750 students who submitted their plays.  In 2013-14 season the students won first place in the same division for their play Pivot