Just when you think you might be getting a little cynical about the theatre … think about 600 Highwaymen. The New Yorker
Obie Award-winning theatremakers, 600 HIGHWAYMEN, known for exhilarating performances that challenge the very definition of theater, have created a quietly radical response to this new world with A Thousand Ways. Both performances present a new chance at making contact with a stranger. It is a chance at being heard, a brave moment to show up.
A Phone Call
You and another audience member – both strangers –call into a shared phone line and are met by a narrator’s voice. Guided by a carefully crafted set of directives, a portrait of another person will emerge through fleeting moments of exposure.
This is an invitation. Will you attend?
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.
Written and Created by Abigail Browde & Michael Silverstone
Executive Producer: Thomas O. Kriegsmann / ArKtype
Line Producer: Cynthia J. Tong
Creative Consultant & Dramaturg: Andrew Kircher
Part One Sound Design: Stanley Mathabane
This simple but sublime production ... touches the deep wellsprings of our attraction to theater. The New York Times on The Record★ ★ ★ ★ ★
24-27 Sept, 12pm, 1.30pm, 3pm, 4.30pm, 6pm
Approx. 75 mins.
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