Artistic Director of the Sundance Institute Theatre Program. Since 1997, Philip has overseen all aspects of the Sundance Institute Theatre Program. Under his aegis, the Institute’s developmental theatre labs have supported hundreds of artists and new plays that have gone on to production and acclaim at regional theatres across the U.S., including Broadway, and at international venues.
The Theatre Program’s core International work currently focuses on an ongoing interaction with Arabic language theatre makers across the Mediterranean basin, in North Africa, the Middle East and those MENA artists now living in diaspora. Sundance has hosted theatre labs and workshops across the region including one for Syrian artists in Europe. All Sundance theatre labs (in U.S. and abroad) include Arabic language artists on their rosters. As a playwright, his play PAPER DOLLS received its world premiere at the Tricycle Theatre in London and recently its U.S. premiere at the Mosaic Theatre in Washington DC. Philip co-wrote and directed CARRY IT ON, a solo show for Maureen McGovern and the world premiere of Terrence McNally’s Some Men at the Philadelphia Theatre Company, among others. He is a former Tony Award Nominator and Past President of the Board of TCG (Theatre Communications Group). He has taught at NYU Tisch and the Yale Drama School. Mr. Himberg holds also holds a degree as a doctor of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture.