' An unique, unexpected encounter with a stranger
Please note, this experience is for native Dutch speakers only!
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 both follow a thread of questions, instructions and clues by an unknown voice – a portrait of your partner will emerge through fleeting moments of exposure. Will you take this challenge?
In our SPRING@home programme we present part one of A Thousand Ways, an enthralling, imaginative and social experiment that delivers you from isolation to congregation, strangeness and kinship. This encounter is designed around social distancing rules to meet participants where they are and when they are.
A Thousand Ways is presented in cooperation with Noorderzon. SPRING presents part one of this series, Noorderzon Part Two: An Encounterthis summer. We highly recommend you to participate in part two. Each part will give you the opportunity to experience a new encounter with a stranger.
Since 2009, 600 HIGHWAYMEN (Abigail Browde and Michael Silverstone) have been making live art that 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 many international awards and commissions in Europe as well as the US.
Written & created by Abigail Browde & Michael Silverstone
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
Dutch translation: Merel Eigenhuis.
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.
Photo: Maria Baranova (@photo_by_baranova)
Illustrations: Cass Sachs-Michaels (@ok.cass)
Language: Dutch, this experience is for native Dutch speakers only!
This experience cannot take place without you
This is an experience for two people – just you and another ticket holder. The other person is counting on your attendance. If you do not attend, the experience cannot take place.
How does it work?
After a standard confirmation of your ticket we will send you an e-mail asking for the information we need and with further instructions and shortly after. 24 hours before the scheduled performance time, we will send you a phone number to call and your personal entry and security codes. Please call this number at your scheduled performance time. No extra telephone costs are involved.
Can I attend the experience with another member of my household?
This ticket is for one person only. Members of the same household must have their own ticket and separate devices to join the event.
Where should I call from?
Your place of current residence, in a quiet indoor space with a strong telephone signal, 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 note that this experience is for Dutch native speakers only. Please reach out to the box office (email@example.com) if you have any questions.
What else do I need to know?
Make sure you make your call on time! Due to the intimate nature of this experience, we cannot accommodate late arrivals.
To make sure you'll get access to the programmes of SPRING@home, we ask for your phonenumber, e-mailaddress or postaddress. When necessary we share this information with the producer of the performance. These data will only be used for this purpose and will destroyed by us and the producer after the performance.