From Abu Dhabi to New York: 600 HIGHWAYMEN at Under The Radar 2021
Missed out on participating in A Thousand Ways (co-commissioned by The Arts Center) or interested in re-experiencing the piece? Here’s your chance! Discover a new connection in a poetic work presented by award-winning theater artists 600 HIGHWAYMEN at The Public Theater in New York. Take part in an interactive experience and discover what it means to create connection in times of isolation in this enthralling, and imaginative work.
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, but through this exchange – as you follow a thread of automated prompts – a portrait of your partner will emerge through fleeting moments of exposure. A THOUSAND WAYS “takes a simple premise and turns it into magic” (The New Yorker).
A THOUSAND WAYS (PART ONE): A PHONE CALL is the first of an eventual three-part series by Obie Award-winning theatermakers 600 HIGHWAYMEN, known for exhilarating performances that challenge the very definition of theater.
Taking place around the world, A THOUSAND WAYS explores the line between strangeness and kinship, distance and proximity, and how the most intimate assembly can become profoundly radical.
Free booking for performances will begin in early December.
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.
Presented by The Public Theater.
Ticket booking and viewing is managed by The Public Theater.
A THOUSAND WAYS (PART ONE): A PHONE CALL By 600 HIGHWAYMEN (U.S.)
- Written & created by Abigail Browde & Michael Silverstone
- Executive Producer: Thomas O. Kriegsmann / ArKtype
- Line Producer: Cynthia J. Tong
- Part One Sound Design: Stanley Mathabane
- Dramaturg & Project Design: Andrew Kircher
This production was commissioned by The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi, Stanford Live at Stanford University, and Festival Theaterformen, and was originally commissioned and co-conceived by Temple Contemporary at Temple University, USA. Original support for the production was provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Philadelphia.