A look at two entries in the Public Theater's annual festival of experimental works.
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
45 strangers come together for 61 minutes to show us who they are, and who they could be. Part theater, part dance, part group hallucination – vivid human assembly on an epic scale. The subject is us; the time is now.
Led by Abigail Browde and Michael Silverstone, 600 Highwaymen construct expansive performances that illuminate the inherent poignancy and theatricality of people together. The company's six works, together, form a radical approach to making live art, not only in performance, but in process and aftermath.