En Garde Arts “Wilderness”

In Association with Irvington Town Hall Theater

Jan 21     3 pm

Screening and Artist Conversation

 

Irvington Town Hall Theater
81 Main Street, Irvington
Reservations available soon

 

Join the multi-award-winning En Garde theater producers for a screening of the highly acclaimed “WILDERNESS.” The community is invited to a panel discussion with Artistic Director Anne Hamburger, former Rivertowns resident, and colleagues.

“WILDERNESS” is a pulsating new multimedia documentary theater 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?”

RiverArts will be present a documentary version of the original theater production and hold a talk back after the film with, in addition to Artistic Director Anne Hamburger, co-creator of Wilderness, Brad Reedy, Co-Owner of Evoke Wilderness Therapy and Meg Walker, former Hastings Trustee and mother of a child who attended Evoke Wilderness Therapy.

 

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Press
Therapy Becomes Theater in WILDERNESS
The New York Times
October 20, 2016