Philip Gates creates and develops original theatre and performance, deploying queer, choreographic, and participatory strategies to realize "weird caring environments" that propose alternative possibilities and modes of relation. His work as a director and performer has been presented in NYC venues including HERE, Ars Nova, La MaMa, the Wild Project, Dixon Place, The Brick, Cloud City, and The Tank, as well as the Fisher Center and the MIT Hacking Arts Festival. Current and previous collaborations include Big Art Group, Witness Relocation, Jamison Edgar, Kate Dakota Kremer, Adam J. Thompson & Aaron Landgraf, Claire Kiechel, and AntiMatter Collective. Philip received his BA from Bowdoin College and has been invited to research and practice at La MaMa Umbria and the Banff Centre. He is currently based in Pittsburgh, where he is pursuing his MFA as a John Wells Directing Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University. He writes about dance and performance for the Contemporary Performance Network.