En Garde Arts "WILDERNESS"
“A compassionate glimpse at the outer edge of teenage angst.” – Village Voice
“A terrific, moving new multimedia theatre piece” – New York Times
Six kids stand at the brink of emotional chaos. A mother risks losing her child forever. Thoughts racing, emotions firing, one question plunges forward: how do we persevere when we feel most alone in the world?
In this captivating documentary theater piece, En Garde Arts employs their signature brand of multi-media storytelling to illuminate the real experiences of young adults who struggle to find the meaning in their lives, and parents who refuse to give up hope for their kids. Developed over two years through firsthand interviews and extensive field research, Wilderness features a driving folk score and sweeping video landscapes. The penetrating, no holds barred docu-drama transports us from our familiar domestic confines to the brutal and enlightening solitude of the high desert, where we have no choice but to confront our demons – and hopefully develop the courage to change.
The performance is 90 minutes with no intermission.
Post-show Q&A to follow.
*ASL Sign-Interpreted Performance on October 21, 2017.
Tickets can be purchased by visiting our website: http://www.ozartsnashville.org/en-garde-arts-wilderness/
Appropriate for children 14 and older.
OZ Arts is honored to partner with Oasis Center Nashville for community engagement activities and outreach initiatives focused on mental health for youth.
This program is supported in part by HCA Foundation, Tennessee Arts Commission and Metro Nashville Arts Commission.