Art Matters: From Artist to Action
Abigail Browde and Michael Silverstone are theater artists working under the name 600 HIGHWAYMEN. Since 2009, they have been developing and performing a body of original productions in New York City and elsewhere. The common thread of all 600 HWM productions is a rigorously-tuned investigation of presence and humanity, not only in moments of performance, but in process and aftermath.
Their original works have been performed in the U.S. at The Public Theater (NYC), American Repertory Theater (Cambridge), AT&T Performing Arts Center (Dallas), Kimmel Center (Philadelphia), Luminato Festival (Toronto), Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), On The Boards (Seattle), Spoleto Festival (Charleston, SC), Walker Arts Center (Minneapolis), Wexner Center for the Arts (Columbus) Woolly Mammoth (Washington, DC); as well as abroad, at Centre Pompidou and Parc de la Villette (France), Dublin Theatre Festival (Ireland), Theaterformen (Germany), Noorderzon (The Netherlands), Zürcher Theater Spektakel (Switzerland), MESS Festival (Sarajevo), Onassis Cultural Centre (Greece), Bristol Old Vic / In BetweenTime (UK), OzAsia Festival (Australia), Salzburg Festival (Austria), and The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi (UAE), and others.
600 HIGHWAYMEN has been called the “the standard-bearers contemporary theater-making” by Le Monde, and “one of New York’s best nontraditional theater companies” by The New Yorker. They are recipients of an Obie Award and Switzerland’s ZKB Patronize Prize. In 2016, Browde and Silverstone were named artist fellows by the New York Foundation for the Arts.