Wilderness Opening Night Performance


WILDERNESS is a pulsating new multimedia documentary theater piece that speaks to our collective search for connection and hope. It focuses on  families surviving the extraordinary pressures and complexities that accompany coming of age in 21st Century America.

Please join En Garde Arts, in association with Abrons Arts Center, for the performance and after party cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. The event features the presentation of the inaugural Change Agent Award to ANDREW SOLOMON, National Book Award-Winning Author of The Noonday Demon and Far from the Tree, by OSKAR EUSTIS, Artistic Director of The Public Theater.

WILDERNESS 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.
When: October 26th, 2016

7:30pm Performance

9:00pm After-Party & Awards Ceremony Honoring Andrew Solomon

Cocktails & Canapes

Where:  Abrons Arts Center

466 Grand Street

New York, NY  10002

Tickets: $100 (Balcony Seating), After-Party
Purchase Tickets

To learn more about SavingTeens click here.     To learn more about EnGarde Arts click here.

Tickets are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law.