600 Highwaymen
New York

Obie Award-winning 600 HIGHWAYMEN present A Thousand Ways (Part Three): An Assembly, a timely and intimate return to togetherness.

“A Thousand Ways: An Assembly,” the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston. Photo by Liza Voll Photography.

Obie Award-winning 600 HIGHWAYMEN present A Thousand Ways (Part Three): An Assembly, a timely and intimate return to togetherness. A Thousand Ways: An Assembly brings together an audience of twelve strangers to construct a unique and intimate theatrical event. Using a shared script, an evocative story of perseverance comes into focus, tracing how we consider one another individually and collectively after so much time apart.

A Thousand Ways: An Assembly is the final experience of 600 Highwaymen’s triptych of encounters between strangers. Each installment of the series plumbs the essence of performance, bringing people together in the creation of a moving live experience. The work explores the line between strangeness and kinship, distance and proximity, and how the most intimate assembly can become profoundly radical.

600 Highwaymen

(Abigail Browde and Michael Silverstone), “standard bearers of contemporary theater-making” (Le Monde), who have “quietly been shaking up American theatre since 2009” (The Guardian), have been making live art that, through a variety of radical approaches, illuminates the inherent poignancy of people coming together. Their productions exist at the intersection of theater, dance, contemporary performance, and civic encounter. Their work has been seen at Centre Pompidou (Paris), The Public Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, Walker Art Center, Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center, Dublin Theatre Festival, Onassis Cultural Centre (Greece), Bristol Old Vic (UK), Salzburg Festival and Theaterspektakel (Switzerland). They are recipients of Switzerland’s ZKB Patronize Prize, and their work has been nominated for two Bessie Awards, a Drama League Award, and Austria’s Nestroy Prize. In 2016, Abigail and Michael were named artist fellows by the New York Foundation for the Arts and are currently Associate Artists of IN SITU, the European platform for artistic creation in public space.



SAT: 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:30 pm
SUN: 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm, 6:30 pm

Approx. Run Time

1 hour


Dorothea Laub Dance Center (2650 Truxtun Rd #201)
Dance & Music Studios

ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station – MAP


Masks, plus proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID PCR test required to attend.

Patron Notes

This experience is enacted by you and the other audience members. The instructions for the performance are written on a stack of 4″”x5” notecards, and audience members read what is written on them. The cards are written in English, and in a 15-point typeface in black and blue ink on a light gray background.

You do not need to have attended Parts One and Two to attend Part Three.