Philip Gates creates and develops original theatre and performance, with an emphasis on queer, choreographic, and participatory strategies. 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, AntiMatter Collective, Kate Dakota Kremer, Adam J. Thompson & Aaron Landgraf, Claire Kiechel, Brian Bauman, Collective Unconscious Performance (MN), and several years as assistant to David Adjmi. Philip holds a BA from Bowdoin College, is an alum of the La MaMa Directors Symposium, and is currently based in Pittsburgh where he is pursuing his MFA as a John Wells Directing Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University. He writes for Contemporary Performance.