Phillip Fazio has been involved in theatre since he was six years old. He attended The Boston Conservatory, where he graduated cum laude with a BFA in Musical Theatre and Directing.
After graduating, he worked for three years as an Artist in Residence at Phoenix Theatre. Now in it's 90th season, Phoenix Theatre is the oldest arts organization in the state of Arizona. His duties at Phoenix Theatre included directing, acting, and teaching advanced acting and directing at Arizona School for the Arts. ASA is an award winning performing arts high school with a rigorous academic and arts curriculum.
Phillip's directorial philosophy is largely based upon his training and the techniques of David Ball’s Backwards and Forwards, Charles Marowitz’s Directing the Action, and Robert Cohen's Acting Power. His method is very organic and involves working with what the actors bring to the table and shaping it to fit the world of the play.
In the summer of 2007, Phillip was selected to be part of Lincoln Center Theatre’s Directors Lab. During this time he got to meet and work with such acclaimed directors as Ron Van Lieu, Bartlett Sher, and Richard Eyre.
Phillip is currently living and working in New York City as a freelance director. He was the Assistant Director on the Center Theatre Group/Deaf West revival of Pippin (Directed by Tony Award Nominee Jeff Calhoun) at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. Most recently he directed Gay Camp at the New York International Fringe Festival. After a sold out award winning run at FringeNYC, Gay Camp transfered to The Players Theatre for an encore extension.
Up next, Phillip will be directing regional productions of Next to Normal and Spring Awakening.