Artistic Director Sundance Institute Theatre Program
Since 1997, Philip has overseen all aspects of the Sundance Institute Theatre Program. Under his aegis, the Institute’s developmental theatre labs have supported hundreds of artists and new plays and musicals that have gone on to production and acclaim at regional theatres across the U.S., including Broadway, and at international venues.
The Theatre Program’s core International work currently focuses on an ongoing interaction with Arabic language theatre makers across the Mediterranean basin, in North Africa, the Middle East and those MENA artists now living in the EU. Sundance has hosted theatre labs across the region and will soon engage in a Residency with
Syrian playwright newcomers to Germany and Europe.
As a playwright, Philip’s most recent play PAPER DOLLS received its world premiere at the Tricycle Theatre in London and will have its U.S. premiere at the Mosaic Theatre in DC next season. Philip co-wrote and directed CARRY IT ON, a solo show for Maureen McGovern and the world premiere of Terrence McNally’s Some Men at the Philadelphia Theatre Company, among others. He is a former Tony Award Nominator and Past President of the Board of TCG (Theatre Communications Group). He has taught at NYU Tisch and the Yale Drama School.