The Fever

By 600 Highwaymen | Part of the Response Performance Festival (2017)

Written and directed by Abigail Browde & Michael Silverstone
Created in collaboration with Brandon Wolcott, Emil Abramyan, Eric Southern

Original Music: Brandon Wolcott & Emil Abramyan

Production Design: Eric Southern

Sound Design: Brandon Wolcott

Production Manager: Will Delorm

Torn Space Technical Direction: Katie Menke, Jay Clarke, Zak Noweihed

With Actors Tommer Peterson, Marchánt Davis, Jax Jackson


‘The Fever’ was commissioned by The Public Theater and made possible with funding by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Theater Project, with lead funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Jerome Foundation, and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s New York Theater Program. ‘The Fever’ was supported by residency partnerships with the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs; Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts with ASU Gammage; the 2015 Sundance Institute Theater Lab at MASS MoCA; Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Process Space program; a Watershed Lab residency at Mount Tremper Arts, with lead support by the National Endowment for the Arts; NYU’s Experimental Theater Wing; The Wexner Center for the Arts; Park Avenue Armory; On the Boards; and St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church.

Funded in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Theater Project, with lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation


600 HIGHWAYMEN is the moniker for theater artists Abigail Browde and Michael Silverstone. The duo has created 8 original works since 2009, with presentations at many national and international venues, including Under The Radar (The Public Theater), Crossing the Line (French Institute Alliance Française), River to River (Lower Manhattan Cultural Council), Abrons Arts Center, Wexner Center for the Arts (Columbus, OH), On The Boards (Seattle, WA), Centre Pompidou and Parc de la Villette (France), Festival Theaterformen (Germany), Noorderzon Festival (The Netherlands), Zürcher Theater Spektakel (Switzerland), Onassis Cultural Centre (Greece), In BetweenTime International Festival (UK), OzAsia Festival (Adelaide), and many others. The group received an Obie Award in 2014 and Zurich’s ZKB Patronage Prize in 2015. In 2016, Browde and Silverstone were named artist fellows by the New York Foundation for the Arts. Their adaptation of “Kasimir and Karoline” premiered at the 2017 Salzburg Festival.