A director, actor, designer, and world traveller, Thaddeus Phillips creates visual spectacles that take audiences to new frontiers. He has devised theatrical works inspired by whale songs, drug smugglers, Shakespeare, civilization collapse, doormen, and Edgar Allan Poe. His solo, 17 BORDER CROSSINGS
(2012), examines international border crossings (like Colombia to Brazil; Morocco to the USA, etc). It was presented at the BAM Next Wave Festival
and the Miami Light Project
with upcoming tours to England, Poland, Boston, and Hong Kong. Honors include a Pew Fellowship and nominations for a Lucille Lortel Award and Drama Desk Award. He has received funding from NPN Creation Fund, MAP Fund, and NEFA, among others. Three projects will premiere in the next two years: The Archivist
exploring the last film archive representing humankind; The Arrival
, a theatrical adaptation of Shuan Tan’s graphic novel; and 100 Billion Nights
, a children’s theatre show in collaboration with artist Steven Dufala and composer Juan Gabriel Turbay.