PHILIP A. BURROWS
Director/Teacher/Actor

#26 Shirlea Road • P.O. Box SS-5370 • Nassau, Bahamas
Phone: (242) 393-3947 • Fax: (242) 394-0906
Email: philip@philipburrows.com
Web Page: http://philipburrows.com
Marital Status: Married to Nicolette Bethel
Birthday: December 10

(2009 - 2017) .... Artistic Director for Shakespeare In Paradise.
(2015 - 2017) ....
Adjudicated the Drama entries in the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival.
(2013 - 2013) ....
Directed the Docmentary Film "When A Man Dreams Dreams".
(2008 - 2008) ....
Artistic Drector for The Bahamas contingent at Carifesta X.
(2007 - 2007) .... Directed the 11th Cacique Awards for The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism.
(2006 - 2006) .... Artistic Drector for The Bahamas contingent at Carifesta IX. Directed the Opening Ceremonies for CTC-29.
(2005 - 2006) .... Directed the 10th Cacique Awards for The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism.
(2005 - 2005) .... Directed the 9th Cacique Awards for The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism. Directed "You Can Lead A Horse To Water" at Grand Valley State University.
(2003 - 2004) .... Directed the 8th Cacique Awards for The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism. Directed Sweatheartin' an' Numbas and Macbeth for Ringplay Productions.
(2003 - 2006) .... Director, co-editor and co-producer of the TV Show Guess Who's Cooking.
(2002 - 2003) .... Curator of The Bahamas Heritage Festival and directed the 7th Cacique Awards for The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism.
(2001 - 2002) .... Directed the movie Powercut - Web Designer (BurrowsWeb) - Vice-President Plantation Pictures.
(1997 - 2000) .... IB Theatre Arts Teacher - Lester B. Pearson College Of The Pacific.
(1997 - 2000) .... Housefellow of McLaughin House along with Nicolette Bethel, to 41 students from 31 different countries.
(1994 - 1997) ....
Self-employed - Desktop Publishing company Rosebud Ltd.
(1993 - 1994) .... Researcher and Presenter for the Smithsonian Institute on Tradition Bearers in Music and Dance.
(1991 - 1992) ....
Cultural Specialist - Bahamas Quincentennial Corporation.
(1989 - 1991) .... Central Station Manager - Burrows Security Systems Ltd.
(1981 - 1989) .... Manager - Dundas Centre for the Performing Arts.
(1981 - 1997) .... Artistic and Resident Director of the Dundas Repertory Season.
(1981 - 1981) ....
National Theater Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center.
(1978 - 1980) ....
American Academy of Dramatic Arts (Degree - Associate of Occupational Studies).
(1976 - 1977) ....
General Manager - Burrows Security Systems Ltd.
(1976 - 1976) ....
New York School of Locksmithing.
(1974 - 1975) ....
Bursar - Aquinas College High School.
(1971 - 1974) ....
Aquinas College High School.

At Pearson College, I was in charge of, or worked with, various creative activities and had responsibility for certain aspects of college life including:
Cinematography, Theatre with the Deaf, Theatre Production, Drama Activity, National Day Shows, Alphas, Sound Booth and Costume Room.

DIRECTING

Lester B. Pearson College - Victoria, B.C., Canada

Sweeney Todd
The Rimers of Eldritch
True West
Once On This Island
Agnes Of God
House Of Blue Leaves
Night Mother
Six Degrees Of Separation
Twelve Angry Women
Glengarry Glen Ross
The Runner Stumbles
The Odd Couple (Female Version)
Burn This
Arsenic And Old Lace

Royal Theatre - Victoria, B.C., Canada

One World '98
One World '99
One World '00

Dundas Centre for the Performing Arts - Nassau, Bahamas

And Miss Reardon Drinks A Little
The Good Doctor
Zoo Story
You Can Lead A Horse To Water
Wait Until Dark
Sammie Swain (Co-Directed with Winston Saunders)
The Odd Couple
Dark of the Moon
Mr. Speaker
Thesolanicus
The Gingerbread Lady
A Case of Libel
Bedroom Farce
The Foreigner
Crimes of the Heart
The Rimers of Eldritch
I, Nehemiah, Remember When...
Our Boys (Co-directed with Winston Saunders)
I'm Not Rappaport
Brighton Beach Memoirs
Buried Child (Co-directed with David Burrows)
The Prodigal's Brother
I, Nehemiah, Remember When...(Chapter II)
True West
Pa and the Preacher
The Mysterious Mr. Maphusa
Powercut
Of Mice and Men
Driving Miss Daisy
Blues for Mr. Charlie
No Seeds in Babylon
Agnes of God
Music of the Bahamas
Olemi's Passage
I, Nehemiah, Remember When...(Chapter III)
Fatal Passage
A Pack of Lies
Father's Day
The Runner Stumbles
The Amen Corner
Twelve Angry Men
Smile Orange
Other People's Money
God's Trombones
Macbeth
The Children's Teeth
Julius Caesar
Back of The Moon

Romeo & Juliet
Sizwe Banzi Is Dead
The Landlord

Edinburgh Festival Fringe - Edinburgh, Scotland

No Seeds in Babylon
You Can Lead A Horse To Water
Music of the Bahamas

Julian Theatre - San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

You Can Lead A Horse To Water (Co-Directed with Richard Seyd)

Buena Vista Restaurant - Nassau, Bahamas

Dedicated To The End

Casuarinas Hotel - Nassau, Bahamas

Roots, Rhyme and Rhythm

Caribbean Festival of the Arts (Carifesta) - Barbados

Them
Single Seven

Regency Theatre - Freeport, Bahamas

You Can Lead A Horse To Water
I, Nehemiah, Remember When...
I, Nehemiah, Remember When...(Chapter II)

Le Cabaret Theater - Paradise Island, Bahamas

Sammie Swain (Co-Directed, with Winston Saunders)

Ardastra Gardens - Nassau, Bahamas

Father's Day

Rainforest Theatre (Formally The Bahama Rhythm Theatre) - Nassau, Bahamas

Sammie Swain (Co-Directed, with Winston Saunders, a command performance for Queen Elizabeth II at CHOGM (Nassau) 1985)
Women Talk

ACTING

 PLAY ROLE
 The Odd Couple Felix
 Orphans Treat
 The Gingerbread Lady Lou
 The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window Alton Scales
 Blues for Mr.Charlie Pete
 The Sea Gull Dr. Dorn
 Journey to the Day Dr. Gutera 
 Wedding Band Nelson Green
 The Music Man Harold Hill
 Hello Dolly Barnaby
 Finian's Rainbow Woody
 Lovers and Other Strangers Johnny
 Zoo Story Jerry
 The Odd Couple Speed
 Of Mice and Men Boss
 Poison Tree Smiling Man 
 The Hollow Crown Various
 Shakespeare and the Indians Brack
 Dinner At Eight Fitch
 Major Barbara Bilton

OTHER WORK IN THE ARTS

Winner of the Bahamian Icon Award for Live Entertainment for "The Legend of Sammie Swaian".

Designed the Black Box Theatre at the Dundas Centre for the Performing Arts which was later renamed the Philip A. Burrows Theatre.

Co-wrote, with Fred Ferguson, and directed, "Bahamas Experience", originally produced at Da Tambrin' Tree in November 2009.

Directed the 34th anniversary of the Bahamian Independence cultural show, July 2007 at Clifford Park.

Directed the 32nd anniversary of the Bahamian Independence cultural show, July 2005 at Clifford Park.

Produced the TV Documentary "The National Art Gallery - A Work of Art" for the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas.

Produced the Video Production of "The Bahamian Macbeth" for Ringplay Productions Ltd.

Wrote and Directed "Bahamian Rhapsody" which was performed at The Apollo Theatre, New York during Caribbean Week as a part of the conference of The Caribbean Tourism Organization in June, 2004.

Directed the 30th anniversary of the Bahamian Independence cultural show, July 2003 at Clifford Park.

Directed Music of The Bahamas for Ringplay Productions at The Dundas Theatre.

Produced the Video Production of Music of The Bahamas for Ringplay Prodcutions Ltd.

Directed the Bahamian film Powercut which had its world premiere in The Bahamas in October, 2001.

Assistant/Technical Director of Macbeth for Ringplay Productions at The College of The Bahamas.

Co-directed the 25th anniversary of the Bahamian Independence cultural show, July 1998 at Clifford Park.

Re-staged a production of the "Our Boys" as a part of the 25th anniversary of Bahamian Independence in 1998.

Co-directed the 20th anniversary of Bahamas Independence July 1993 at Clifford Park.

Directed the re-enactment of the Landfall of Columbus in San Salvador, Bahamas - October 12th 1992.

Executive Producer of "Quincentennial Update" which aired on ZNS-TV 13 - 1992.

Executive Producer of "Moments In Bahamian History" for ZNS Radio - 1992.

Headed a contingent of 30 performers which took part in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe - 1991.

Co-author, with Nicolette Bethel, of the script "Music of the Bahamas" a docu-musical - 1991.

Executive Producer, Writer and Creator of the Ministry of Tourism's game show "Brainstorm" which aired on ZNS TV-13. - 1987.

Co-librettist, with Winston Saunders, of the Opera "Our Boys" - Music by Cleophas Adderley Jr. - 1986.

Participated in the Caribbean Festival of the Arts (Carifesta) in Jamaica - 1976 (performer), Cuba -1979 (performer) and Barbados - 1981 (director).

Toured, with Chamber Singers - Florida International University, Howard University, Columbia University and the United Nation (1975).

Member of the Chamber Singers (1974 - 1977).

Produced a number of print, radio and television ads for the Dundas Centre. (1981 - 1997).

Taught acting classes and held theatre workshops in Nassau and Freeport, Bahamas. (1981 - 1989).

Adjudicated National Drama Festivals for The Bahamas Ministry of Education. (1985 - 1997).

Sang as a member of the combined choir for the Bahamas Independence celebrations - 1973.


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