Education


EDUCATION OUTREACH

Join us for our third annual Paper Wings Play Performance!

Friday, June 9 at 6:00pm at Studio X, 1340 S. 13th Street

All tickets are FREE! Call 215.218.4022 or email boxoffice@theatreexile.org for a reservation. Come support the work of our young local artists from Andrew Jackson Elementary School as they perform their original play: Road Trip.

Paper Wings

Paper Wings is Theatre Exile's in-school residency outreach program.  Experienced, professional teaching artists go into the classroom once a week and work with students to help them find their voices, build confidence, work collaboratively, and engage with the world in an empowered way.  
 
Each Paper Wings student writes and performs their own work as part of two annual festivals: our December Monologue Festival and our June Play Festival.  Working with their teaching artist and classroom teacher, students craft original works based in conflicts they want to explore, whether auto-biographical or the outside conflicts they feel most need to be tackled today.  
 
Currently, Paper Wings operates in two schools in our South Philadelphia neighborhood: Andrew Jackson Elementary School and South Philadelphia High School.  At Andrew Jackson, Education Coordinator Steve Gravelle works with Lauren Szczesny and her 6-8 grade playwriting students.  At Southern, Mr Gravelle works with Roberta Emmanuel and her 10-12 grade drama students.  We hope to add an additional program in the 2017-2018 school year to even more fully engage with our community.  
 
In the five year history of the program, our students have been awarded numerous awards for both monologues and plays, including both first- and second-place awards for monologues and plays from the Philadelphia Young Playwrights Young Voices and New Voices festivals.