600 HIGHWAYMEN: Employee of the Year
Employee of the Year
“Just when you think you might be getting a little cynical about the theatre…think about 600 Highwaymen.”—New Yorker on Employee of the Year
After her home burns down, a young girl leaves everyone and everything she has behind. From this moment, a singular journey of transformation begins as five girls in the twilight of childhood tell the story of this woman’s life, from age three to 80. In Employee of the Year, Brooklyn-based ensemble 600 HIGHWAYMEN juxtaposes the complexities and nuances of aging against the fragile innocence and spontaneity of these young performers.
600 HIGHWAYMEN and its co-artistic directors Abigail Browde and Michael Silverstone have redefined the landscape of live performance in expansive, refreshingly sincere works often incorporating nonprofessionals. With an arresting theatrical style and original songs by Obie Award–winner David Cale, this unique, rigorously tuned production investigates a lifelong search for identity with a touching poetic spell that lingers long after the show ends.
For ages 12 and up
Employee of the Year was co-commissioned by Mount Tremper Arts with the support of an Arts Works grant from the National Endowment of the Arts and a commissioning grant by the theater program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The work was co-commissioned by the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) as part of Crossing the Line, a festival created and organized by FIAF.
$20 general public
MAJOR SEASON SUPPORT FOR PERFORMING ARTS
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER
Greater Columbus Arts Council
Ohio Arts Council