Written & created by Abigail Browde & Michael Silverstone
Executive Producer: Thomas O. Kriegsmann / ArKtype
Line Producer: Cynthia J. Tong
Dramaturg & Project Design: Andrew Kircher
Part Two:
Sun, May 2; Sun, May 9; Sun, May 16, 2021

“[600 HIGHWAYMEN is] one of New York’s best nontraditional theater companies” – The New Yorker

A Thousand Ways is an enthralling, imaginative, and profound social experience that delivers us from isolation to congregation. A treasure hunt. An essential reckoning. This triptych of encounters explores the line between strangeness and kinship, distance and proximity, and how the most intimate assembly can become profoundly radical.

Part Two: An Encounter – Nested at the center of an empty space is a small table bisected by glass. You sit at the table, opposite a stranger, with a stack of notecards and a set of instructions to guide you. Using this script and a few simple objects, a simple exercise of working together becomes an invitation to expand how you imagine one another. What will come from this private piece of theater? It is a chance at being heard, a brave moment to show up.

Part One has been completed, Part Three is still to come.

What COVID safety measures is CAP UCLA taking for this event?

  • All patrons must wear a mask during their entire visit. If you don’t bring one, one will be provided when you arrive. All CAP UCLA staff members will also be wearing masks.
  • Nothing will be passed between you and our staff. All objects used in the performance are either new or have been disinfected based on COVID protocols.
  • Although this is a private experience between you and a stranger, there will be no physical contact in any way and there will be a glass partition between the both of you the entire time.

What do I need to have prepared?

  • Absolutely nothing! Everything will be laid out for you. You will be asked to follow the instructions, reading and speaking to your partner throughout the performance.

Can I participate in this performance with another member of my household?

  • This ticket is for one person only. If you purchased more than one ticket as part of your order, your party will be split up so that you and the other person on your order will experience the performance in different locations at Royce Hall.

Is there anything else I need to know?

  • This performance cannot happen on its own. Not only does the other person need you, but the entire performance needs you. Please mark your calendar! Questions? Simply email us at info@cap.ucla.edu.

This production was commissioned by The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi, Stanford Live at Stanford University, Festival Theaterformen, and The Public Theater, 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.

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