PHIL HAYES is a British/Swiss 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, Switzerland since 1998 he creates his own performance work under the label First Cut Productions, including Waiting For Rod (2005), The First Cut (2007), Where Were We (2008), Awkward Human (2011), Legends & Rumours (2013) and Love & Happiness (2014). Phil also works in the areas of performance, theatre and music as a freelance artist in collaboration with other artists and groups. Among others, he is a regular collaborator with British performance group Forced Entertainment and the choreographer Simone Aughterlony.