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Thaddeus Phillips :: INFLATABLE SPACE

KST Presents

Friday – Saturday, April 13 – 14, 2018
8:00pm / KST Alloy Studios
5530 Penn Ave :: Map

62 mins / No Intermission

“Protean, often funny, and somehow the audience’s ally. He typically offers a wry and compassionate, if sometimes barbed, take on contemporary issues.”—American Theatre

World Premiere KST Commission
For his latest work, award-winning director/designer/performer Thaddeus Phillips teams up with critically acclaimed actor Ean Sheehy to deploy an assemblage of custom-crafted inflatable scenery that expands, contracts and collapses as he explores a universe of creation and destruction. Starting with a reprinted edition of Carl Sagan’s legendary Golden Record—humanity’s most viable message to other worlds, launched into space in 1977—Phillips theatrically examines a selected archival history of life on earth.

Visually stunning, Inflatable Space features Phillips’ playful work weaves together idiosyncratic juxtapositions in a dramatic tale about possible extraterrestrial life, moments on earth and new interstellar discoveries. Colombian pop star, Juan Gabirel Turbay creates a sonic landscape using the tracks on the Golden Record while LA based video artist, Spencer Sheridan delivers a playful and evocative video design that launches this work beyond normal theatrical conventions.

Inflatable Space is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation Fund Project co-commissioned by Kelly Strayhorn Theater, Miami Light Project and NPN. The Creation Fund is supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Made possible with generous support from the National Performance Network’s Artist Engagement Fund. For more information:


About Thaddeus Phillips
Thaddeus Phillips is a theatre director, stage designer and Film/TV actor from Denver, Colorado known for the stage productions ‘Red-eye to Havre De Grace’, ’17 Border Crossings’, ‘¡El conquistador!’, ‘Flamingo/Winnebago’ & ‘Lost Soles’ and for ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’, ‘Alias El Mexicano’ and ‘El Capo 3’. His stage work has been seen at New York Theatre Workshop, Barrow Street Theatre, PS 122, HERE Arts Center and La MaMa ETC, as well as in Spain, England, Ireland, Holland, Serbia, Mexico, Slovenia, Colombia, Costa Rica & Italy. – IMDb Mini Biography By: manger





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