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Wilderness

From 54 member  reviews
Members say: Thought-provoking, Relevant, Absorbing, Intelligent, Ambitious

About the show

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.


Member Reviews (54)

MEMBERS SAY:

Thought-provoking, Relevant, Absorbing, Intelligent, Ambitious
81
Avg Score

100
Entertaining, Edgy, Intelligent, Profound, Relevant

See it if You like issue-driven documentary theater.

Don't see it if Seeing troubled teens would be triggering in a negative way.

100
Absorbing, Must see, Profound, Thought-provoking, Riveting

See it if You are interested in parenting, growing up, hearing the true life stories of teens, watching inventive theatre.

Don't see it if you only like musicals.

100
Clever, Absorbing, Profound, Entertaining, Relevant

See it if Great acting, writing and directing. A profound, real experience. An artful example of documentary theater.

Don't see it if You're looking for a broadway musical.

95
Intelligent, Masterful, Must see, Profound

See it if important profound work

Don't see it if you voted for the donald


October 27th, 2016
"A terrific, moving new multimedia theater piece about troubled youth...Despite the complexity of its structure, the production’s emotional fluency is bell-clear, as is its honesty about the complex and sometimes mysterious roots of the characters’ problems...The young actors are all superb...'Wi...
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November 1st, 2016
"There isn't much new here. The play never becomes more than a static after-school special of the '90s. The performances themselves also feel forced and not fully lived in...Director Bockley places this collage together as best as he can, though the performances can never recover from their momen...
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November 7th, 2016
"Now and then the juxtaposition of interview footage with scripted scenes took some of the punch out of the latter...Interpretive movement sequences, directed by Devon de Mayo and Patrick McCollum, did not seem entirely necessary but nonetheless fit in with the overall aesthetic. While some of th...
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November 6th, 2016
"A compassionate glimpse at the outer edge of teenage angst...A smart ensemble of young actors turns the real-life stories from Hamburger's research into an endearing constellation of high school kids in distress...Though it's poignant to hear from the parents, the interactions between the teens ...
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