With two people and a telephone, a new type of performance emerges.

Discover a new connection in a poetic work presented by Award-winning theater company 600 HIGHWAYMEN. Take part in a one-on-one experience over the telephone, discover what it means to meet someone during times of isolation in this enthralling, and imaginative experience.

“It was clever and innovative while being deeply thoughtful and personal. At a time when we are disconnected and isolated, the feeling of connection was profound” – Audience Member

A Thousand Ways delivers us from isolation to connection. With just two people via a telephone call, a new type of theater emerges. Discover how a simple meeting can build a very interesting connection.. Everything we need is already here, just you and me.

Designed around physical distancing guidelines, Part 1 is the first in the three part series that makes up A Thousand Ways. You pick up the phone. Someone is on the line. You don’t know their name, and you still won’t when the hour is over. Yet, a portrait of the person will emerge through fleeting moments of interaction. You will work together, guided by recorded instructions that transform social interaction into an unexpected journey.

“I was really impacted by the emotional journey I took. It is also one of the most enjoyable “virtual” theatre experiences I have had, not imitating theater, but a wholly new form in and of itself. It is a show I would “attend” multiple times.” – Audience Member

In the future, Parts 2 and 3 of A Thousand Ways will also be presented at The Arts Center. The pieces have been created to work collectively or independently. You can attend only one or be a part of any two, or all three.

Biography

Since 2009, 600 HIGHWAYMEN (Abigail Browde and Michael Silverstone) have been making live art that illuminates the inherent poignancy of people coming together. The work exists at the intersection of theater, dance, contemporary performance, and civic encounter. It also employs a variety of radical approaches. Though the processes are varied, each project revolves around the same curiosity: what occurs in the live encounter between people. 600 HIGHWAYMEN has been called the “the standard-bearers of contemporary theater-making” by Le Monde, and “one of New York’s best nontraditional theater companies” by The New Yorker. They have received commissions from The Public Theater, Temple Contemporary, Salzburg Festival, and Festival Theaterformen. They are recipients of an Obie Award and Switzerland’s ZKB Patronize Prize, and nominees for Austria’s Nestroy Prize, the prestigious Alpert Award and NYC’s Bessie Award. In 2016, Browde and Silverstone were named artist fellows by the New York Foundation for the Arts.