"A very, very engaging performer"
"Very emotional...very humorous."
“One sensorially ingenious piece of theater.”
"Ninety minutes of uninhibited creativity"
"The tagline for the ambitious ArtsEmerson calendar of events, “The World on Stage”, has never been truer than in the case of its current production, 17 Border Crossings."
Boston Theater Examiner
“A great night of theater that should NOT BE MISSED…It’s like a trippy, animated movie, come to life.”
“If The Moth grew up to be theater, it would be 17 Border Crossings.”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN
“Gripping and convincing...a miracle of theatre craft.”
“A small masterpiece, literate, funny and blindingly observant.”
"Phillips is a fluid, shifting storyteller, something of a conjuror. As a piece of performance it is technically brilliant, dizzyingly so. Each episode is beautifully rendered, an act of transportation; he is effortlessly multilingual, cursing with aplomb in Serbian, mumbling in Arabic, purring in French as he snaps on a latex glove."
"Powerful, vivid storytelling...both enjoyable and enlightening."
THE TIMES, LONDON
"Witty, gently erudite and humane tales illustrate the absurd, haphazard nature of borders."
"It’s a brilliant travelogue: pacey, funny and beguiling."