Creator, Performer, & Cinematography
THADDEUS PHILLIPS (Creator & Performer & Cinematography) is a Colorado native who directs theater in Europe, tours with his own work globally and moonlights on TV. Created works include: 17 Border Crossings, Red-Eye to Havre de Grace, Inflatable Space, A Billion Nights on Earth, Capsule 33, Lost Soles, Whale Optics, The Earths Sharp Edge, The Melting Bridge, King Lear, The Tempest, Henry 5 Live from Times Square and The Incredible . . . Adventures of Barry Seal. His work has been presented & commissioned by NYTW, BAM Next Wave Festival, Barrow Street Theater, Territory Festival (Moscow), The Broad Stage (Santa Monica) Hong Kong Festival, Buntport Theater (Denver), The Mat, Sibiu International Festival, Miami Light Project and many other cities., Recent directing includes 3 productions for Teateri (Sweden), and Antropoceno for Teatro La Abadia (Madrid). He is a Pew Fellow, A Doris Duke Artist Award recipient, and appeared ¨Narcos¨ and one of the Spider-Man films.
STEVEN DUFALA (Designer) is a multidisciplinary artist based in Philadelphia and works primarily in collaboration with his brother Billy as the Dufala Brothers. Steven has been working intermittently with dance and theatre as a designer for about 20 years, and over this time has worked with Geoff Sobelle designing HOME & The Object Lesson), Pig Iron Theatre Company, BalletX, and anonymous bodies. With his brother Billy, he received an Obie Award for design with rainpan 43’s machines machines machines machines machines machines machines, and shared a Bessie award with the entire design team for Geoff Sobelle’s The Object Lesson in 2015. Steven and Billy co-teach sculpture at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and are represented by the Fleisher/Ollman gallery in Philadelphia. Their work is in the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the West Collection and many private collections.
TATIANA MALLARINO (Director) directed 17 Border Crossings & ¡El Conquistador! at NYTW, played Leila Khaled in Lucidity’s The Earth’s Sharp Edge, served as dramaturg for LSI’s Whale Optics, The Melting Bridge, Lost Soles, Henry V, and Barry Seal projects and served as the dialogue couch for Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz on a “Loving Pablo“. She has performed at La Mama Etc, Bunport Theater in Denver and directed a object puppet version of The Tempest at the Arcola Theatre in London. She teaches emotional intelligence.
STEVE CUIFFO (Magic) is one of the leading sleight of hand artists in New York City and creates unique performance, art, theater and magic. He has performed with The Wooster Group, worked with David Blaine, played Lenny Bruce onstage and is a member of The Elephant Room. ZOO MOTEL is his first collaboration with Thaddeus Phillips.
ZOO MOTEL was first presented in collaboration with the Miami Light Project and began performances on September 28th, 2020.