Created & Directed by Abigail Browde & Michael Silverstone

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'Simple but sublime…the show alerts us to the awesome strangeness, and the utter ordinariness, too, of being alive in the here and now.' The New York Times

A Thousand Ways is an enthralling, imaginative, and profound social experience that delivers us from isolation to congregation.

Part One: A Phone Call – Pick up the phone. Someone is on the line. You don’t know their name, and you still won’t when the hour is over, but through this exchange – as you follow a thread of automated prompts – a portrait of your partner will emerge through fleeting moments of exposure. This is an invitation. Will you attend?

A Thousand Ways is a quietly radical response to this new world from Obie Award-winning theatremakers, 600 HIGHWAYMEN, known for exhilarating performances that challenge the very definition of theatre.

After the success of their show The Record at IBT17, we are delighted to welcome back 600 HIGHWAYMEN for this UK premiere.

Presented by Norfolk & Norwich Festival and In Between Time’s Festival, IBT21 THE RUPTURE.

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How does it work?

24 hours before, we will send you a telephone number to call at the time listed above. The experience will begin once you and the other participant have arrived.

Can I attend the experience with another member of my household?

No. This ticket is for one person only. We recommend you book at different times.

Where should I call from?

It would be best if you were in your place of current residence, in a quiet indoor space, and by yourself.

What kind of phone do I need?

Any phone will work. All that matters is that it’s charged, cordless, and gets good reception.

Can I use headphones or speakerphone?

Corded headphones are fine. Bluetooth/wireless headphones are not recommended. Please do not use speakerphone.

I’m calling from another country, what should I do?

Please reach out to the box office, and we’ll give you a local phone number.

email: [email protected]

telephone: +44 (0)1603 531800

What else do I need to know?

Due to the intimate nature of this experience, we cannot accommodate late arrivals.

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Executive Producer: Thomas O. Kriegsmann / ArKtype

Line Producer: Cynthia J. Tong

Dramaturg & Project Design: Andrew Kircher

Part One: A Phone Call Sound Design: Stanley Mathabane

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. Part One: A Phone Call was developed in partnership with On the Boards production and technical teams. Original support for the production was provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Philadelphia.


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Image © Maria Baranova