Thaddeus Phillips + Steven Dufala / USA- Colombia

Director, designer and performer Thaddeus Phillips invites you into the mysterious & playful ZOO MOTEL, an interactive and immersive theatrical event created for the here & now. A live online performance as Phillips brings his signature dazzling stagecraft direct into your home in collaboration with the designer and artist, Steven Dufala (designer of Home & The Object Lesson).

Limited to only 21 audience participants nightly,  who check into virtual “rooms”, this wildly inventive exploration of the possibilities of live theater and the magic of cinema explores what connects us and is broadcast live and online from a small room in a village in South America.

Phillips & Dufala have transformed Phillips studio into a magical motel room where time stops, mysterious and illuminating stories emerge from across the globe & analog objects take on their own potent meaning. New York magician Steve Cuiffo has invented a series of interactive magic and illusions for this wholly unique evening of adventurous theatre about lost souls of the past, our global new reality & the possibilities for the future.

“Weirdly Enchanting” American Theatre

“Surprising, magical, and theatrical” Broad Street Review

“Surreally Beautiful” New York Times

“Spectacular” Miami Herald

“Glorious illusion”Lynn Gardner, Stagedoor

Past, Present & Future Performances

Miami Light Project, September-October, 2020
Vox Pop Films, Los Angeles, November-December 2020
Buntport Theatre, Denver, November-December 2020
Festival de Otono, Madrid November 28, 2020
Festival Santiago a Mil, Chile, January 2021
Links Hall, Chicago, January 2021