Phil Hayes is a performance-maker, performer, actor, director and musician. He was born on the south coast of England, studied Creative Arts in Newcastle upon Tyne and lived and worked there between 1985 and 1995. 
Based in Zurich since 1998, he creates his own performance and theatre work mainly under the label First Cut Productions
Waiting For Rod (2005), 
The First Cut (2007), 
Where Were We (2008), 
Awkward Human (2011), 
Legends & Rumours (2013)  
Love & Happiness (2014)
Places Of Interest (2016)
These Are My Principles... (2016)
WORK (2017)
Under The Influence I - III (2018)

Phil also makes performance-based works in other contexts under his own name, as well as working as a freelance artist in collaborations with other artists and groups. He regularly tours internationally both with his own work and with other projects.  He has been a regular collaborator with British performance group Forced Entertainment and with choreographer Simone Aughterlony.
He has worked in projects for and with (amongst others); CAMPO, Maria Jerez, Thomas Kasebacher, Chris Kondek & Christiane Kuehl, Angela Schanelec, watzdameyer, Sachs & Suhner, Salome Schneebeli, Stadttheater Bern, Regina Wenig, Cocoloco Performance, Urbanauts, Mass & Fieber, Natural Theatre Company, Bruvvers, Thom Luz, Knarf Rellöm, Low Flying Theatre, Guz, Live Theatre Company, Jerry J. NixonDALA Produkte and Voodoo Rhythm Records
In 2008 he appeared as the character Peter Tate in thirty episodes of the SRF Swiss television show Giacobbo/Müller- Late Service Public
Phil Is also currently active with his band Phil Hayes & The Trees, releasing two albums since 2015 on the DALA Produkte label.

In 2013 he was awarded a Werkstipendium prize by the city of Zurich for his work to date.

This website contains details of recent work as well as performance dates, archive performances, news and ideas etc

Information about Phil's
First Cut Productions projects here.

  • Photo: Adrian Elsener