New York Theatre Workshop adds 17 Border Crossings to its 2018-2019 season and postpones Sanctuary City

17 Border Crossings, created and performed by Thaddeus Phillips and directed by Tatiana Mallarino, begins performances on April 11, 2019.

Thaddeus Phillips & Tatiana Mallarino

New York Theatre Workshop has announced a change to its current off-Broadway season. The previously announced production of Martyna Majok's Sanctuary City has now been postponed to the 2019-2020 season, due to creative team scheduling conflicts, and a new production has now been added in its place. NYTW presents 17 Border Crossings, created and performed by Thaddeus Phillips and directed by Tatiana Mallarino, which will begin previews on April 11, 2019, ahead of an official opening on April 15 and a limited engagement through to May 12, 2019.

Synopsis: "With his signature blend of childlike curiosity, adult skepticism, and theatrical imagination, raconteur Thaddeus Phillips returns to New York Theatre Workshop with 17 Border Crossings. The play begins with a man at a desk on an empty stage and ends up everywhere but, taking audiences on a trip around the world via Phillips’s effortlessly fluent storytelling. A chair, table, and bar of lights become the imagined settings for invasive body searches at Charles de Gaulle, ayahuasca experiments in the Amazon, KFC-smuggling in Palestine, and run-ins with Ace of Base on Croatian ferries in this engrossing look at the imaginary lines that divide up the world and the very real barriers they create."

Thaddeus Phillips previously collaborated with NYTW on the 2006 production of ¡El Conquistador! and 2014 production of Red Eye to Havre de Grace.

(Photo courtesy of New York Theatre Workshop)