Theater man Tadeusz Phillips writes, directs and performs a one-man show based on the absurd and thrilling journeys he has made in more than a decade of traveling around the world because of his nationality. With a table, a chair and a row of lamps, the show conjures up 17 different situations, taking the audience through 17 cross-border adventures with both sadness and joy: the dilapidated train ride from Prague to Belgrade, the long-haul cabin at Heathrow, the psychedelic experience in the Amazon, the strong coffee he tasted when he traveled from Singapore to Bali, and the "strange" experience of smuggling KFC from Egypt into Palestine! "...... Phillips, following the magical theater method of theater master Robert Lepage, relies on a myriad of stage devices, precise body language, wild imagination, and affectionate and moving self-irony to speak to the diversity of cultures, civilizations, and even religions, cultures, civilizations, religions, and even conflicts. Watch as the man of his generation travels across five continents and seventeen places, taking you on a magical journey that will bring you back from the dead in thrilling moments and make you laugh in humorous ones.
Originally from Denver, Colorado, USA, Thaddeus Phillips is an internationally acclaimed theater director and actor. His directing style focuses on visual language, utilizing varied staging to present cinematic textures. As a director and creator, he has created A Billion Nights on Earth (BAM Next Wave Festival, New York and New Haven Festival of Arts and Ideas), Breaking Into a Generation of Men (Off-Broadway New York Theatre Workshop and World Tour), Midnight Train to Marrakech (Teateri Theatre, Sweden), and Arriving at the Shore (based on the illustrated book of the same name by Chinese-Australian artist Chen Zhiyong, Teateri Theatre, Sweden). Teateri Theater). Nominated for the Lucille Lortel Award, Phillips has toured the U.S. and has performed in Moscow, Sibiu, Norway, Spain, Mexico, the Netherlands, Colombia, the Czech Republic, Poland, Italy, Costa Rica, Slovenia, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Serbia, and many other countries. In addition to theater, Phillips is active in film and television.
Featured Theater Review
★★★★ Powerful, vividly visualized narrative ...... delights and inspires." -- The Scotsman
★★★★★ "Phillips is a narrator full of flow and change, in a sense like a magician. This work bears witness to his brilliant and dazzling qualities. Every journey from one place to another is presented; his ability to switch between languages seems so effortless, whether he is calmly cursing in Serbian, slurring his words in Arabic, or muttering something in French while putting on latex gloves for himself." --The Stage
★★★★ "Intelligent, erudite humanitarian appeals depict the absurd and episodic nature of the matter of national borders for immigrants." --The Times
★★★★ "This is an excellent travelogue: fast-paced, funny and confusing." --Festival Magazine