Phil Weaver-Stoesz

Phil Weaver-Stoesz is the Director of Catalyst Creative, a development company that specializes in science communication and impact. Phil works as a creator and facilitator: crafting immersive experiences, designing alternate reality adventures, and collaborating with playwrights on new play development. He was awarded the Creation Grant for his research in theatre and creative computing as well as the PAVE Arts Entrepreneurship Grant for founding Catalyst.
He has taught Shakespearean Text and Rhetoric at Notre Dame, Intro to Directing at Arizona State University, and Primary English in a small house on the Cambodian countryside. He is currently on the bench of practitioners for the Liz Lerman’s Critical Response Process. He also works as a moderator for the Phoenix Symphony Classroom Concert series.
Catalyst’s most recent project was leading the development of the PLANeT Celebration Festival at the Desert Botanical Gardens, an interactive festival that works to connect humans to each other, to their past, and to their place on the planet. Catalyst is currently working with CSI to develop the Human Habitats project, which imagines how humans will live in extra-planetary environments.