Philip Burrows

Philip A. Burrows was born in Nassau, Bahamas on December 10, 1956. A 1974 graduate of Aquinas College, he is an accomplished Bahamian director, actor and producer.

Mr. Burrows is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. He served as the Artistic and Resident Director of the Dundas Repertory Season from its beginning in 1981 through 1997. Mr. Burrows left The Bahamas in 1997, for three years, to introduce and teach a Theatre Arts program at Lester B. Pearson College in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

As an actor, he has appeared in numerous productions in Nassau and in New York.

His first appearance at the Dundas was in 1976 as a member of the Nassau Amateur Operatic Society in “Hello Dolly”, and then in 1977, he appeared in their production of “Finian’s Rainbow”. He later put his musical ability to work as co-director of E. Clement Bethel’s “Sammie Swain” and of the first Bahamian opera, “Our Boys”. Of the latter he was also responsible, with Winston Saunders, for the libretto.

Mr. Burrows has been steadfast in his commitment to the cultural development of our nation.

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