has been acting and directing for over 30 years.
In 2000, he was a founding member of Obsidian Theatre, Canada's leading black theatre company, and has served as its Artistic Director since 2006.
In this role, he
has worked tirelessly to provide opportunities and guidance for emerging artists.
In 2002, he was part of the team that launched the Obsidian Mentor/Apprentice Program, a one-of-a-kind program that has so far helped 31 black artists embark on exciting careers as directors, dramaturges, producers, production managers, lighting, set and costume designers with some of the most established performing arts companies nationwide.
was most recently seen on stage in the 2009 re-mount production of The Last days of Judas Iscariot (Birdland Theatre) and the 2007 productions of Othello and Of Mice and Men (Stratford Shakespeare Festival).
In 2011, Philip
was honoured with the Mallory Gilbert Leadership Award, the Bra D'Or Award from the Playwright's Guild of Canada
and was the Toronto Sun's
Performance Artist of the Year.
In 2010, he
received the Silver Ticket Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Arts presented by the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts
He is currently the Vice-President of the Board for the Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre, a member of the Metcalf Foundation's Performing Arts Internship Jury and a member of the Humber College Theatre Program's Advisory Board.
has also served on juries for Theatre Ontario, OAC, Canada Council for the Arts
and has spoken on many panels particularly in the area of cultural diversity in the arts.