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WILDERNESS is a pulsating new multimedia documentary theatre piece that speaks to our collective search for connection and hope, as families survive the extraordinary pressures and complexities that accompany coming of age in 21st Century America. It is anchored by six real families’ stories — narratives that explore issues of mental health, addiction, and gender and sexual identity.

In WILDERNESS, adolescents stand at the brink of emotional chaos, lost in social stigma, insecurity, aggression and anger. Parents risk losing their children forever. Thoughts race. Emotions fire. Isolation intensifies. One question emerges: how do we persevere when we feel most alone in the world?

WILDERNESS takes us to the high desert of southern Utah where peers unearth the courage to change. Video and projection design combines sweeping video landscapes with documentary footage of parents as the show veers from familiar domestic confines to the harshness of the world outdoors. An evocative folk rock score by Kyle Henderson and his band Desert Noises, Kyle Miller with his band Towr’s, and Gregory Alan Isakov accompanies visceral and emotionally charged movement by Devon de Mayo and Patrick McCollum.

WILDERNESS is made possible in part thanks to the generosity of the Phoebe Snow Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, Allergan Foundation, Evoke Therapy Programs, Open Sky Wilderness, Justyn and Scott Shwayder, Patrick Duffy, Joan D. Firestone, Betsy Kalish, and Regina Scully. Development support provided by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Pace University, and the University of Florida, Gainesville. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

More Info about Wilderness


  • World premiere at Brooklyn Academy of Music, NY
  • Created by Edward Bilous
  • Directed by Seth Bockley
  • Adapted by Jason Grote, Seth Bockley & Anne Hamburger
  • Music by Michelle DiBucci, Greg Kalember & Edward Bilous
  • Video & Projection by Sarah Outhwaite
  • Lighting by Paul Hudson
  • Toured to over 40 cities nationwide with extensive engemenet programming
  • Actors in video are Christopher Boucher and Ashley Bloom.
Tour Archive

BASETRACK LIVE — BASETRACK Live has traveled to 40 cities across the country and will have its next incarnation at Fort Hood, the largest military base in the country. At the invitation of the Commanding General and the Army’s Community Hospital Behavioral Health Program, BASETRACK Live will be presented to encourage conversation and build community around the issues of the impact of war on families. January 29th thru February 2nd, 2018


To produce bold, unconventional, and innovative multimedia and interdisciplinary theatre that marries content with community and inspires dialogue and debate about the salient issues of our time.


Anne Hamburger | Founder & Artistic Director

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Maria Baranova Photography

Anne Hamburger | Founder

Select Photographs by
Maria Baranova Photography

© 2016 En Garde Arts

© 2016 En Garde Arts