Thaddeus Phillips in “17 Border Crossings”

“I’m always elated when I leave one of Thaddeus Phillips’s productions. It’s something about the way he fuses intellect and feeling with an entirely original vision of the world”.- WESTWORD

Creator of ¡El Conquistador!, Flamingo/Winnebago and Microworlds Parts I & II, prolific theater artist, Thaddeus Phillips returns to the Bride to weave together real adventures of international border crossings into a dramatic examination of imaginary lines, arbitrary passports and curious customs. 17 Border Crossings explores a world opened up by the fall of the Berlin Wall on 11/9/89 and sealed off by the events of 9/11/01. A seasoned world traveler and wildly inventive artist, Phillips embarks on new territory by stripping the stage bare to create a deceptively simple stage voyage that takes audiences to the frontiers of Bosnia, Cuba, Brazil, Colombia, Bali, Czech Republic, Israel, Jordan and Mexico.


Check out A.D. Amorosi’s Q&A with Thaddeus Phillips in the Philadelphia City Paper

Check out the 17 Borders Microsite:
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17 Border Crossings17 Border Crossings is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation Fund Project co-commissioned by the Painted Bride Art Center in partnership with The Manitou Art Theater and NPN.  For more information: