Emergence@ASU Artist in Residence
Phil Weaver-Stoesz is the Creative Director of Catalyst Collective and is currently an MFA candidate in Theatre Direction at ASU. Phil primarily works as a creator, crafting immersive theatrical experiences, designing alternate reality adventures, editing and reimagining Shakespearean works, and collaborating with playwrights on new play development. He was awarded the Creation Grant for his research in theatre and creative computing as well as the PAVE Arts Entrepreneurship Grant for starting Catalyst, a company that creates shows through artist/scientist collaboration.
He has taught classes on Shakespearean Text and Rhetoric at Notre Dame, Movement Technique for the Stage at Goshen College, Intro to Directing at Arizona State University, and Primary English in a small house on the Cambodian countryside. He recently assisted Liz Lerman in constructing a course called Animating Research, which created new performance works by bringing together groups of artists and researchers at ASU.
He is currently leading Catalyst in their inaugural artistic residence with the Emergence lab at ASU.