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 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 like to get snippets of a character's life/perspective and hear about different struggles that youth face
Don't see it if you prefer to see some character development over time. you need something with a better pace. was a bit slow and i dozed off for a few.
See it if you are a bad parent looking for validation. Acting was mixed with some interesting movement direction and set design. Not really a musical.
Don't see it if you have experience with childhood trauma or are looking for redeeming storytelling. I never believed any of the youth were out of control.