A Thousand Ways (Part Two): An Encounter
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A Thousand Ways (Part Two): An Encounter
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A Thousand Ways (Part Two): An Encounter NYC Reviews and Tickets

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Refreshing, Absorbing, Resonant, Deeply personal, Quirky

You sit at a table opposite a stranger divided by plexiglass with a set of instructions to guide you.

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Overrated, Indulgent, Edgy, Entertaining, Clever

See it if If you like interactive theater amongst strangers. Fun at times.

Don't see it if If you like a diff kind of theater where u interact.

85
Refreshing, Thought-provoking

See it if What do we assume of others we barely know? Asking, answering, imagining, responding to series of questions w/ your partner about them & you

Don't see it if No actors; dislike participatory theater; no plot, more theater experience; staring at a stranger's uncomfortable; difficulty reading cards. Read more

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Safe & endearing theatre reentry, Not as much theatre as personal encounter, Deeply personal, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You are dying to get back into a theatre, but are wanting to be extra Covid-safe. You enjoyed part 1 (the phone encounter) and want more.

Don't see it if You are overly self-conscious or uncomfortable being alone in a theatre with a stranger.

85
Refreshing, Quirky, Resonant, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if You want a moment to connect with a stranger in a deeply unusual, utterly charming way.

Don't see it if You're uncomfortable with participatory theater--it's just you and one other person, and you're the whole show. Read more

Critic Reviews (2)

The New York Times
June 13th, 2021

"It is a joy; even if it scares you, go. This is a work of inquisitive humanity and profound gentleness, which over the course of an hour buffs away the armor that lets us proceed through our days brusque, numb and antagonistic...It sounds weird, and it was, but 'An Encounter' left me in an altered state, keenly aware of these many people around me whom I did not know, and who seemed so alive with possibility, complexity, depth."
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The Washington Post
July 1st, 2021

"Such an exercise could be invasive or cringe-inducing. But the cards guide participants so gently through the sessions lasting about 45 minutes, and the communication that they provoke can be so sweet and surprising that it all comes across as a joyful resetting of one’s bearings for being out in the world."
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