Event Details

Zoo Motel - Watch/Listen Party

Zoo Motel - Watch/Listen Party


Zoo Motel by Thaddeus Phillips and a post-show chat with describer Kat Germain about evolving audio description at the festival

Access Information

Join our hosts Christine Malec (Curiosity Club)  and Ashley King (Inside Out Theatre) for a described performance and discussion.

The Zoom room will open 30 minutes before the performance starts, and our hosts will begin pre-show discussion and description 15 minutes before the performance.

Click here to email clayton@spiderwebshow.ca to register. Include your phone number and our Access Team will respond within 24 hours.

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Show Description

Internationally acclaimed director, designer and performer Thaddeus Phillips invites you into the mysterious & playful Zoo Motel, an interactive and immersive theatrical event created for the here & now. Phillips brings his signature dazzling stagecraft direct into your home in collaboration with the designer and artist, Steven Dufala.

Limited to only 25 audience participants nightly, this wildly inventive exploration of the possibilities of live theatre and the magic of cinema explores what connects us, and is broadcast live and online from a small room in a village in South America.

Phillips and Dufala have transformed Phillips' studio into a magical motel room where time stops, mysterious and illuminating stories emerge from across the globe and analog objects take on their own potent meaning. New York City magician Steve Cuiffo has invented a series of interactive magic and illusions for this wholly unique evening of adventurous theatre about lost souls of the past, our new global reality and the possibilities for the future.

*Please Note: You will need to have a deck of cards handy for Zoo Motel

¨Glorious illusion . . . a homespun makeshift peephole into the marvels of theatre, the possibilities of the imagination and the human need to connect.¨ — LYN GARDNER, Writer, Stage Door



Created, co-designed & performed by Thaddeus Phillips
Directed by Tatiana Mallarino
Designed by Steven Dufala
Magic by Steve Cuiffo

First presented by the Miami Light Project in September of 2020.

Co-presented with Theatre Direct

Sun Jun 13, 2021
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
Festival of Live Digital Art- FOLDA

Festival of Live Digital Art- FOLDA

390 King Street West, Kingston