Artists Space

Secret Paragraphs About My Brother

Postponed: Performance
March 21, 2020, 7pm

Due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19, Artists Space will be rescheduling this program.

Producing work at the intersection of theater, dance, performance, and civic encounter, 600 Highwaymen (Abigail Browde and Michael Silverstone) will adapt Kennedy's poignant 1996 essay Secret Paragraphs About My Brother, re-envisioning the autobiographical essay as a dramatized monologue. Centered around the death of her brother, the prose expounds the impact of personal tragedy, her anxieties as a Black writer, and the potential power in occupying a state of unknowing.

Performance by Toni Ann DeNoble.

Abigail Browde and Michael Silverstone are theater artists working under the name 600 HIGHWAYMEN. 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), PuSh Festival (Vancouver), 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 (UK), OzAsia Festival (Australia), Salzburg Festival (Austria), and The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi (UAE), and others. They are recipients of an Obie Award, Switzerland’s ZKB Patronize Prize, and two Bessie Award Nominations. In 2016, Browde and Silverstone were named artist fellows by the New York Foundation for the Arts. Current adjust faculty at NYU/Tisch School of the Arts.

Support for this program is provided by The Friends of Artists Space, Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, May and Samuel Rudin Foundation, Atelier4, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.