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PERFORMANCE

World Premiere
Fri, Sep 13 at 7:30pm
Sat, Sep 14 at 2pm
Sat, Sep 14 at 7:30pm
Sat, Sep 14 at 9:30pm
Sun, Sep 15 at 2pm

No late seating

The Invisible Dog Art Center
51 Bergen Street, Brooklyn

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“One of New York’s best nontraditional companies.”
The New Yorker

In Manmade Earth, eight teenagers from the Congo, Egypt, Malaysia, Somalia, Syria, Tanzania, and the United States — each with a unique path into this country — come together to create a new landscape on stage. With an abundance of materials, including cardboard, rope, buckets, and wood, Manmade Earth binds the audience and performers in an experiment of communal construction.

An investigation of permanence, stability, guts, and endurance, this new work from Obie Award–winning 600 HIGHWAYMEN asks what can we build from here and where will we go next?

70 min
In English
Free with RSVP, $15 suggested donation

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Created by Abigail Browde and Michael Silverstone of 600 HIGHWAYMEN, along with Nic Adams, Nur Aisyah, Nasra Ali, Raiza Almonte, Dimyana Angelo, Amanda Barsi, Augustin Bonane, Marisa Caruso, Michael Costagliola, Glo McDonald, Jeanvier Nkurunziza, Deb O, Eric Southern, and Diaaeddin Zabadani.

Design by Michael Costagliola, Deb O, and Eric Southern.
Co-produced by Torn Space Theater.

Developed through University at Buffalo’s Creative Arts Initiative in partnership with Torn Space Theater, as well a developmental residency with Lumberyard Arts Center in Catskill, New York.

Manmade Earth © 600 HIGHWAYMEN
Headshot ©Waleed Shah

600 HIGHWAYMEN

600 HIGHWAYMEN, under the direction of Abigail Browde and Michael Silverstone, makes performances that offer a new way of seeing for today. They explore a radical approach to making live art, constructing events that create intimacy among a group of strangers. Developed using creative methods ranging from the mainstream to the peculiar, their work is a rigorously tuned investigation of presence and humanity, not only in performance, but in process and aftermath. Since 2009 their performances have included The Fever, Employee of the Year, The Record, This Great Country, Everyone Was Chanting Your Name, Empire City, and This Time Tomorrow. 600 HWM received an Obie Award in 2014, Zurich’s ZKB Patronage Prize in 2015, and a Bessie Nomination for Outstanding Production of 2015. In 2016, Browde and Silverstone were named artist fellows by the New York Foundation for the Arts.

Manmade Earth
600 HIGHWAYMEN
PERFORMANCE
World Premiere
Fri, Sep 13–Sun, Sep 15

The Invisible Dog Art Center

600 HIGHWAYMEN

600 HIGHWAYMEN, under the direction of Abigail Browde and Michael Silverstone, makes performances that offer a new way of seeing for today. They explore a radical approach to making live art, constructing events that create intimacy among a group of strangers. Developed using creative methods ranging from the mainstream to the peculiar, their work is a rigorously tuned investigation of presence and humanity, not only in performance, but in process and aftermath. Since 2009 their performances have included The Fever, Employee of the Year, The Record, This Great Country, Everyone Was Chanting Your Name, Empire City, and This Time Tomorrow. 600 HWM received an Obie Award in 2014, Zurich’s ZKB Patronage Prize in 2015, and a Bessie Nomination for Outstanding Production of 2015. In 2016, Browde and Silverstone were named artist fellows by the New York Foundation for the Arts.

Manmade Earth
600 HIGHWAYMEN
PERFORMANCE
World Premiere
Fri, Sep 13–Sun, Sep 15

The Invisible Dog Art Center