Performances begin April 11 at New York Theatre Workshop for Thaddeus Phillips' 17 Border Crossings, a new work examining the imaginary lines that divide the world and the very real barriers they create. The production marks Phillips’ third collaboration with NYTW, following ¡El Conquistador! in 2006 and Red Eye to Havre de Grace in 2014.
17 Border Crossings is written and performed by Phillips with direction by Tatiana Mallarino (Red Eye to Havre de Grace).
Beginning with a man at a desk on an empty stage, the solo play takes the audience around the world—from invasive body searches at Charles de Gaulle and ayahuasca experiments in the Amazon, to KFC-smuggling in Palestine and run-ins with Ace of Base on Croatian ferries.
The NYTW production of 17 Border Crossings will officially open April 15 and is scheduled to run through May 12.