Inflatable Space – Thaddeus Phillips

2001: A Space Odyssey changed film and the way we look at it forever. Now acclaimed theatrical shaman Thaddeus Phillips changes the way we look at theater with Inflatable Space, a solar system extravaganza that brings outer space to the intimate stage.

For his latest work, the award-winning director/designer/performer teams up with 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. Using Carl Sagan’s legendary Golden Record (humanity’s 1977 message to other worlds) as a launch pad, Phillips examines a selected history of life on earth. Visually stunning, Inflatable Space is as original as a walk on the moon is to space travel and as close as most of us will get, with breathtaking fun along the way. Colombian pop star, Juan Gabriel 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.

Thaddeus Phillips is a director/designer/performer who has been called ‘one of the most creative theater artists in the USA”. His multi faceted theater work has been commissioned and presented by the BAM Next Wave Festival, New York Theatre Workshop, Hong Kong Arts Festival, Territory Festival (Moscow) and toured extensively to all five continents. Recent theatrical creations include: 17 Border Crossings, A Billion Nights on Earth, Red-Eye to Havre de Grace and ¡El Conquistador!.


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Image Credit (top): Inflatable Space. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Hourly Schedule

8:00PM -
Friday, April 10, 2020
2:00PM -
Saturday, April 11, 2020


Apr 10 2020 - Apr 11 2020