Under The Influence I 2018

UTI I, a  collaboration with Spanish performance-maker and artist Maria Jerez,
asks us how we feel about acting. 

In 2018, Phil Hayes is creating and presenting three small-scale residency based performance projects in the Südbühne of the Gessnerallee. Each time Phil will be working in residence for three weeks and then showing the work with two performances.
The series of works will reflect on Phil’s history of collaborative creation with regard to the ideas of influence and encounters.
Anything can happen.

An invitation to a strange meeting/event. Informal stories that start as description but lead to action, that start as words and become embodiment in the space. A lesson in acting, in being real and authentic. Tablecloths, snacks, fake blood and Paris.

UTI I created a special format, which Maria and Phil are interested in expanding with the possibilty of special guests, possibly as a mobile commission. Video available on request.


14. - 15. April 2018


Concept/Direction - Phil Hayes
Performance - Phil Hayes, Maria Jerez
Dramaturg/Outside Eye - Julia Hintermüller
Lights/Technical Support - Patrik Rimann
Diffusion Lise Leclerc/ Tutu Production
Production - Lukas Piccolin

A First Cut Productions coproduction with Gessnerallee Zurich

Supported by Stadt Zürich Kul­tur, Ernst Göhner Stiftung and Naves Matadero, Madrid

  • Videostill - Susanne Hofer
    Videostill - Susanne Hofer