“[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.
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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.