Philip founded and led Characters Incorporated, a youth-based performance troupe which produced high-quality music and theatrical productions. They travelled internationally, representing New Brunswick and Canada throughout the 1980s and 90s.
In addition, he has worked on numerous other youth productions with Leo Hayes High School and the Theatre New Brunswick Theatre School. Countless young people have benefited from Philip’s leadership.
His approach to creating and developing Characters Incorporated not only resulted in producing high level performances, but also developed discipline, social skills and artistic development in its young members. The “Characters” legacy includes numerous professional artists, arts educators and administrators who themselves are contributing greatly to our community.