En Garde Arts presents a world premiere multimedia piece inspired by real-life experiences of young adults struggling to find meaning in their lives. More…
This new documentary theatre event speaks to our collective search for connection and hope, as families grapple with the extraordinary pressures of the 21st century. It explores the challenges of coming of age in an increasingly fragmented society and presents multiple perspectives of trauma and recovery, anchored by real-life narratives that elucidate issues of mental health, addiction, and gender and sexual identity. Developed over two years through firsthand interviews and extensive field research, 'Wilderness' features a driving folk score and sweeping video landscapes.
See it if Really powerful and personal. Everyone should be able to relate to something in it. Emotional piece for sure. Clever use of visuals.
Don't see it if You don't like self-examination pieces or therapy centered narratives.
See it if Absorbing, heartfelt work about psychic healing thru therapy in the wild. Intense acting & multi-media presentation help cover bumpy script
Don't see it if Entertainment value is questionable, an evening of mental illness is difficult; has a bit of public service/presentational quality about it
See it if you enjoy real problems for youngsters in today's world,
Don't see it if you only need a story of Life With Father in a happy fantasy world.
See it if You enjoy documentary stories. You like natural, realistic dialogue & relationships. You like plays about social issues.
Don't see it if You want light entertainment. You don't like plays about social issues. You prefer more crafted dialogue w/a clear, resolved ending.
See it if You enjoy well balanced and intelligent writing about very real problems.
Don't see it if You want easy answers to how children become problem kids.
See it if you want a multimedia drama/documentary about troubled teens & the pain it causes them & their families
Don't see it if you would be distracted by or find the play slowed by videos interspersed with the acting
See it if you enjoy mixed media presentations. It really works here.
Don't see it if do not like dramas about broken people from broken families and the results there from.
See it if you're interested in hearing stories of adolescence and families focusing on identity and finding yourself.
Don't see it if you'd prefer to see actors of a more professional caliber delivering strong material. Some of this felt rushed, moments were too short.
See it if You want to see something deep and moving about troubled youth. You want to hear the parents view about their troubled youth.
Don't see it if You want light and fluffy. You don't have a problem with extreme measures taken for dealing with troubled youth.
See it if Last day today. But it's being published. Yay. Great play for parents and young adults. Authentic and moving.
Don't see it if If you like traditional plays.
See it if You are open to a novel staging concerning teens with behavior issues trying against their will to deal with their problems.
Don't see it if The problems don't concern you, or you do not care for an episodic plotless approach to theater.
See it if you like multimedia presentations and want to see a gripping story of young people healed by nature. Anne Hamburger is a genius. Must see!
Don't see it if You are not interested in teenagers and their parents.
See it if you're interested in an experiment about how to combine documentary style footage with live theater or are compelled by the topic.
Don't see it if you prefer shows that show, as opposed to tell -- the script uses a framing device that is better suited to a documentary than to theater.
See it if You want to Know more about camps for teenagers run by a therapy group
Don't see it if A play with a " relevant " but " preachy " message might bore you
See it if you want to see a well written show performed by talented young people even though its a little long
Don't see it if you can't handle the black and blue marks that come with parenting
See it if Have teenagers and wish you knew how to relate to them as they struggle with stress, anxiety, and low self esteem. Very touching but slow.
Don't see it if You would not be able to relate to privileged kids on an expensive camping trip as therapy. Or You don't enjoy multimedia shows on stage.
See it if You like documentries,true stories, are a parent,sibling or friend of a person suffering from mental illness, addiction or trauma.
Don't see it if You are looking to see a comedy or are upset by the serious subject matter. I saw some audience members moved to tears.
See it if Intrigued by the potential and challenges of documentary theater, interested in mental health/therapy, bravura performances by young actors
Don't see it if Looking for giddy entertainment, not interested in seeing a sobering, heart-wrenching show drawn from real life
See it if If you have had someone in your life with profound family and social issues.very personal and emotional beautiful preformed and written
Don't see it if If you don't want an emotional,soul investigation into adolescents and parenthood with all the black and blue marks
See it if You're interested in the topic of mental health in teens and how their parents deal with it
Don't see it if You are triggered by self harm, sexual abuse, or other things in that vein
See it if you're a parent w/a teen w/anger issues/body image/identity/addiction, you're a young teen dealing with personal issues; you like folk music
Don't see it if you want a more multicultural perspective beyond wealthy white personal problems; you want deeper exploration of those issues.
See it if You enjoy poignant, yet not melodrama . A small show that get its message across with ingenuity , insight, tact & thoughtfulness.
Don't see it if ...if you have no interest in human frailty , mental illness or the human race.
See it if you're interested in being moved by the stories of parents struggling to raise their teenagers, based on and interwoven with real people.
Don't see it if you don't like documentary theater.
See it if you like-docudramas-plays about mental health/adolescent psychology-stories about family dynamics
Don't see it if you don't like-strong language-stories of individuals dealing with trauma and struggling to work through them