DIRECTOR

PHILLIP FAZIO

Contact Phillip at: phillipfazio@gmail.com

"Phillip is a detail oriented, self-motivated individual, with a deep passion for the art of theatre. He is a positive and reliable team player with a bright future ahead of him."

Jeff Calhoun (Tony Award Nominated Broadway Director)

Letts' mastery of dialogue, along with the uniformly excellent timing and dynamic variation of the cast,

directed by Phillip Fazio, keep things humming along. - Julie Peterson Phoenix New Times

"Phillip is undoubtedly one of the finest directors that I have worked with in my extensive career as an Artistic Director."
Debra Jo Davey (Artistic Director - Mesa Encore Theatre)

"Phillip has a tremendous passion for directing. He is certainly skilled in his efforts, and he learned a tremendous amount in his three years here, but that is not the most impressive thing about Phillip. What excites me most about him is that he has a passion for learning and an equal passion for nurturing. He approaches everything he is assigned professionally, thoroughly (research oriented) and inventively. He looks to put his own stamp on things. Phillip is more than willing to listen and learn from others, but at every turn he finds ways of taking in the information and crafting it into his own. In addition Phillip is a positive individual. He creates a very positive atmosphere in his directorial projects. He is truly a young man with many gifts. I believe he has a great future ahead of him."
Michael Barnard (Artistic Director - Phoenix Theatre)

Recommendations

Contact Phillip at: phillipfazio@gmail.com

August: Osage County - Mesa Encore Theatre
Fazio's direction is excellent. His pacing for the play is even, never rushing with the explosive scenes
but naturally evolving from quiet to outright rage. He does a nice job in offsetting the more
emotional outburst sections with several tender moments. - Gil Benbrook Talkin Broadway

Critic's Choice - Backstage Magazine / Critic's Pick - Time Out NY

The result is a "Cabaret" that speaks to today with a darkness and passion and a relevance that can disturb. 
It's a "Cabaret" that should be seen. Needs to be seen.
It helps us see how we are not far now from where they were then. - Kathleen Allen AZ Daily Star
Smokey Joe’s Café  - Black Theatre Troupe
Phillip Fazio's relentless, top-notch direction is partly to blame for the show's success.  -Robrt Pela Phoenix New Times
Cabaret - Mesa Encore Theatre
This “Cabaret” is engaging, provocative and makes for the kind of risk-taking art that one wishes more theaters attempted these days. I wish more theaters occasionally handed over the reins to younger directors with bold and challenging visions. This “Cabaret” could only have been made by a 20-something — searching for new meanings, 
stretching for new metaphor. ​And that’s a wonderful thing. - Chris Page East Valley Tribune
Director Phillip Fazio simplifies the original staging but still delivers a grandly scaled masterpiece… 
Any serious theatergoer owes themselves a trip to the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts to see
Theater Works stellar Ragtime -Curtain Up Phoenix Chris Curcio
Theater Works’ production is directed by New York-based Phillip Fazio.  He shows a sure hand in bringing a huge cast into harmony, engineering exciting set pieces with period-inflected tunes.  This is great American drama served up 
​with confident flair. -The Arizona Republic Kerry Lengel
Director Phillip Fazio does an exceptional job. Fazio knows the right way to direct the many showstopping 
numbers so they have emotional resonance. -Gil Benbrook, Talkin Broadway

Follies - Theater Works
New York based director Phillip Fazio, who regularly leads such Valley productions as Theater Works' "Ragtime" and Mesa Encore Theatre's "August: Osage County," has proven he knows how to deliver an emotional wallop onstage, 
and "Follies" is no exception. -Kerry Lengel The Arizona Republic
Gay Camp, the screamingly funny FringeNYC show that is completely and utterly over the top — as it should be. 
Under the swift direction of Phillip Fazio…the show delights in sending up the absurdity of the ex-gay movement,
​also taking on such hot-button topics as companies with anti-gay agendas and closeted Hollywood celebrities.
It’s hysterical. And with a title like ​Gay Camp, it should be. –Charles C Bales nytheatre.com
Ragtime - Theater Works
Three tireless performers and a detail-rich staging from director Phillip Fazio combine to turn Philip Mutz and Susan-Kate Heaney's Gay Camp into 75-minutes of decidedly uproarious comedy.  -Andy Propst theatermania.com

Reviews

Gay Camp – Off Broadway

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