Philip is a Third Rail core company member an actor, director and the company’s grants manager.
For Third Rail he directed Penelope, performed in The Wonderful World of Dissocia, Nobody Here But Us Chickens, and Fabuloso, and was the choreographer for A Skull in Connemara, Chickens and Number Three.
Philip is the Executive Director of Portland Actors Conservatory and a member of the Conservatory faculty teaching movement and clown. Directing credits include Reckless, The Comedy of Errors, Big Love, Kimberly Akimbo, The Mail Order Bride, The Blue Room, Our Town, The Late Christopher Bean, Mere Moments, God’s Ear, American Heroes, Treasure Island, Hermes Mother. He created and directed the clown shows Pas Deux Bits, Box O' Briefs and Exaggeration On A Theme. He created and directed La Carpa Del Ausente and La Carpa Calavera (Drammy winner for outstanding achievement in directing) for Miracle Theatre.
Philip was the choreographer for Hand2Mouth's Blue and From A Dream to a Dream (a co-production with the Polish theatre company Stacja Szamocin). He also conducted mask workshops for Artists Repertory Theatre's productions of Uncle Vanya and The Drawer Boy.
Philip’s work in play development includes Stay for Cake, Time Pieces and Thunder City by Scott Rogers, Farm Story by Jacklyn Maddux, Renaissance, and Good Citizen by George Taylor, which included staged readings at Artist Repertory Theatre and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
As an actor he has appeared at Lincoln Center, The Hartford Stage, The Civic Theatre of Central Florida, and in Portland with Artists Repertory Theatre, Imago Theatre, and Shaking the Tree.