IKARA Celebratory Events
Phil is the Artistic Director of IKARA Celebratory Events, a site-speciﬁc theatre company that specialise in transforming space, and celebrating what is important to society as a whole – most notably with ﬁre, one of the four elements of life. Phil studied community celebration at Charles Sturt University (Theatre/Media) specialising in site-speciﬁc theatre, large-scale street puppetry and lantern construction. He has worked both here and overseas on major festivals and with theatre companies such as Welfare State International (UK) and Bread & Puppet (USA). In 2007 he formed IKARA Celebratory Events, and in 2018 established a studio/workshop in the Northern Rivers of NSW. IKARA now has a presence in Sydney and Bangalow, working with communities in both coastal and regional NSW.