NATIONAL ARTS COUNCIL
Public Arts Programme
Programme ID: PAP054863
A Thousand Ways - Part 1: A Phone Call
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"A Thousand Ways" is a three-part performance in which you are the actor and you are the audience. Your words, actions, gestures, silence, thoughts, and willingness are the tools. You need no training. You are the expert.
Obie Award-winning theatremakers, 600 HIGHWAYMEN, known for exhilarating performances that challenge the very definition of theatre, have created a quietly radical response to this new world with "A Thousand Ways". Taking place over several months, each distinct instalment presents a new chance at making contact with a stranger. It is a chance at being heard, a brave moment to show up.
This is an invitation. Will you attend?
PART 1: A PHONE CALL
5 – 22 Nov 2020
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, an exploration begins.
"Part 1: A Phone Call" is a one-hour experience for two people calling from their homes. You will need a fully charged phone to participate in this performance. Log-in details will be emailed to you at least 3 hours before the performance.
ABOUT 600 HIGHWAYMEN:
Since 2009, 600 HIGHWAYMEN (Abigail Browde and Michael Silverstone) have been making live art that, through a variety of radical approaches illuminate the inherent poignancy of people coming together. The work exists at the intersection of theater, dance, contemporary performance, and civic encounter. 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.
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