Employee of the Year OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

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  • NY TIMES

  • Opening Night:
    January 7, 2016
    Closing:
    January 17, 2016

    Theater: The Public Theater / 425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY, 10003

    Synopsis: 

    A play with children for adults. Five young girls tell the story of J., whose house burns down, taking with it everyone and everything she has ever known. From this moment, a singular journey begins. Performed in 600 HIGHWAYMEN’s arresting theatrical style and featuring the original songs of David Cale, "Employee of the Year" asks what it is to find your own way through life.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF Employee of the Year

    A Woman Grows Up in ‘Employee of the Year’

    Charles Isherwood

    January 12, 2016: “I’m 45.” “I’m 54.” “I’m 62 now.” “I’m 71.” The years of a woman’s life flit by like leaves blown in a stiff breeze in “Employee of the Year,” an original and affecting theater work from the inventive company 600 Highwaymen. What’s most striking about this simple but fresh-feeling piece is less the content than the form in which it is presented, or rather the performers who present it. Although the narrator describes her life from the age of 3 to the age of 80, all five of the actors who tell her story are 9 or 10. The fragmentary first-person narrative, written by Abigail Browde and Michael Silverstone, who also directed the production, begins with the protagonist’s earliest memories: of standing in her yard at 3 and suddenly yearning for her mother, and, later, of playing with her mother, at 7, in the park.

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