We’re happy to announce that our production of Kasimir and Karoline has been nominated for a 2017 Nestroy Prize. See the full list of nominees and other info here. Congrats especially to Ella, Aldo, Alaa, Lili, Helga, Glen, Ron, Marie, Eva, Gabriela, Günter, Ivy, Simon, Lukas, Anna, Maresi, Antonia, Bernhard, Vincent, Sebastian, Valentina, Andreas, Genet, Brandon, Anneliese, Christoph, Sophie and the rest of the team!
October 2, 2017
August 21, 2017
Thanks, Noorderzon Festival, for a great time as always. A little Dutch press that we appreciated: “The realization of the power of the performance just passed on to me later. Did I really make a dance with 59 strangers? So yes. That says something about The Fever here and now , in which there is no room for cynicism or distantness.” (Read the full piece here).
Onward with The Fever tour! Next stop, Zurich!
August 11, 2017
Thank you Sibiu, Romania. We had two sold-out performances of The Fever in the ancient and incredible Fortress Cisnădioara (photo by Marchánt Davis!) as a part of FITS 2017. This is a venue we won’t likely forget any time soon. Now we’re heading to see our old friends at Festival Theaterformen in Hannover, Germany. We’ve got a long list of tour dates ahead of us (and more to be announced soon).
February 7, 2017
January 15, 2017
December 11, 2016
October 25, 2016
September 29, 2016
August 25, 2016
July 10, 2016
Thank you NYFA for naming Abby & Michael 2016 Fellows in Choreography. We’re honored to be included in such an esteemed group of artists.
We just finished a three-week residency at the amazing On the Boards in Seattle to work on THE FEVER (coming in 2017). Followed by the final (for now) presentation of EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR. Here’s a great piece about us from Seattle’s City Pages. Thank you, OtB, for being such perfect hosts. Sorry about the squirrel.
January 8, 2016
Though our run of Employee of the Year at Under the Radar is almost sold out (!), many people are getting in off the waitlist. Please don’t be discouraged from coming early to try to get tickets. See you there!
December 10, 2015
August 30, 2015
Happy to be home after a fantastic series of performances of Employee of the Year at the Noorderzon Festival and Zürcher Theaterspektakel, where we were the proud recipients of the 2015 ZKB Patronage Prize. The show continues with several domestic engagements: check our calendar pages and come see us! (photo by company manager Lilleth Glimcher).
July 15, 2015
Employee of the Year is nominated for a 2015 Bessie Award for Outstanding Production. We are thrilled, floored, humbled, grateful. See you at the awards ceremony at The Apollo Theater on October 19th.
July 12, 2015
600 HWM is featured in Jordan Tannahill‘s new publication “Theater of the Unimpressed”. Jordan came to see This Great Country and focuses on the 2013 NYC production in a section of his writing. 600 HWM’s involvement aside, we highly recommend this book. Jordan’s writing and thinking is striking and interesting.
March 30, 2015
Thanks to all of our new French friends who worked (onstage and off) to make THE RECORD in Paris a grand success. Merci!
January 30, 2015
Abby & Michael are featured in Eliza Bent’s piece in American Theatre magazine about couples who work together.
January 1, 2015
November 9, 2014
Casting performers in preparation for our upcoming residency at the Sundance Institute Theater Lab at MASS MoCA.
OCTOBER 20, 2014
August 30, 2014
August 7, 2014
June 20, 2014
We are so thrilled and honored to be the recipients of a 2014 Village Voice OBIE Award. Floored to be included in this luminous group. Just look at how pink we are.
APRIL 29, 2014
April 10, 2014
Congrats to Keith, Jovan, Skylar, Allison, Sarah, Adonis, Mary & Becky for their great work during 600 HWM’s residency at SUNY Purchase.
January 27, 2014
We had to get this coverage from Deutschlandfunk translated. Here’s what (we’re told) it says: “The Record is undoubtedly one of the highlights of [Under the Radar] festival…[It] brings up for discussion the most original relationship since the beginning of theater: that between performer and audience. And when suddenly the last performer has disappeared, a strange mix of sadness and unbridled joy sets in. The excitement over this can be felt in the overcrowded lobby long after the performance.” Perhaps you speak german? (Thanks, Sasa Celecki, for the translation.)
January 20, 2014
What a whirlwind Under the Radar has been. Thanks friends (new + old) to coming out and seeing the show. We just caught this interesting writing about the show courtesy of Exeunt Magazine: “The Record explores the nature of being human, of being at all, moving and interacting with hundreds of others just like, but not quite like, us. To touch, to feel, to breathe, to see: it is an intense moment of being present and of being in this all together.”
Read the full piece here.
January 16, 2014
Olivia Jane Smith (NY Theatre Review) on THE RECORD: “Without seeing it, The Record might sound like a formalist work, about bodies in space. But in the flesh the piece transcends its structure and becomes about people. We don’t know anything about them, or what these gestures mean or don’t mean to them, or what they feel. But despite this—or, more likely, because of it—their individual humanity shines through each face, each gesture and step, and we bear witness to it. In this way, The Record is us.” – read full piece –
Charles Isherwood of the NY Times says THE RECORD at Under the Radar: “this simple yet sublime production … creates a feeling of quiet but intense intimacy, and even a shivery sense of reverence for the communal experience not just of theater, but of life itself.”
Day 1 at Purchase College, where a new 600 HWM work directed by Abby and Michael premieres March 2014. Look for us on Metro North.
Pick up the PRELUDE Festival guide to see 600 HWM on the cover. One night only – October 4 at 6pm – come see what’s brewing.
THIS GREAT COUNTRY is sold out. Cancellation line forms one hour prior to curtain, and LMCC staff is doing their best to get everyone in. If you didn’t make it, please try again. Thank you for all the support!
A project that began eight months ago as OEDIPUS is now EVERYONE WAS CHANTING YOUR NAME, opening this week at Abrons Arts Center. Get your tickets!
Eliza Bent writes about 600 HWM’s casting practices in TDF Magazine. Read it here.
A week of prepping in Vermont, and now in rehearsals underway in Brooklyn. See you at Abrons in 6 weeks for EVERYONE WAS CHANTING YOUR NAME.
NOVEMBER 26, 2012
Read Jessica Applebaum’s feature on 600 HWM in Culturebot. “There is something wonderfully and simplistically spiritual to this process …The typical plans, the hierarchies that are often followed, in the creation of a performance are in many ways leveled by the Abby and Michael … What follows is a theatrical event that unfolds before the audience in a manner that feels synergetic, feels as if it should take place in the space it was made and with the people who are performing it.”
NOVEMBER 2, 2012
20 minutes of a new 600 HWM work at Dixon Place, 8PM! One night only and ten performers. Come check it out.
Read about 600 HWM in Culturebot’s feature, “On Social Practice and Performance.”
Back in NYC, and now – onto the next. Thank you Austin and Fusebox for a great 5 months.
Read Mark Gifford’s review of THIS GREAT COUNTRY: “I desperately want to tell you about the techniques the directors employ and provide you with my critical interpretation, but I’ll be a good boy and restrain myself. Telling would spoil the suprise. Just know this: At the end of the play, despite the fact that I knew how it would end, I had tears in my eyes, and I’m fairly certain I wasn’t the only one.” (Thank you, Mark!)
All performances of THIS GREAT COUNTRY are sold out! We are adding seats where we can. Please come on the waitlist and Fusebox staff will try to squeeze you in.
THIS GREAT COUNTRY – tickets now on sale! Also, read about us in the cover arts feature in Austin American Statesman – “Death of a Salesman and the birth of the Unconventional Stage.”
Landed in Austin, Texas to begin work on THIS GREAT COUNTRY. Into rehearsal we go. Yeehaw!
INDOOOZA — a new work at Little Theater, written by Browde, Silverstone, and Seattle’s finest (and The TEAM and ERS company member) Frank Boyd. One night only.
EMPIRE CITY at University Settlement is Editor’s Pick in the Village Voice and L Magazine.
New work, new stuff. Catch .45 at Abrons Arts Center. Bang, bang.
Three open rehearsals at the Invisible Dog culminate a 600 HWM residency — May 27, May 28, and June 3 – 8pm. Come, see, and have a drink with us.