All Kinds of News for September 13, 2017
Now is your chance to see the off-Broadway, critic-praised multimedia documentary theater piece WILDERNESS based on actual wilderness therapy experiences. The production will be playing at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Thursday, October 12th through Sunday, October 15th. A panel discussion will follow the Saturday, October 14th show, with Evoke Therapy in attendance.
WILDERNESS is presented by the award-winning En Garde Arts and tells the story of six real families struggling with issues of mental health, addiction, and gender and sexual identity. The production was inspired by Executive Producer Anne Hamburger’s personal journey with her son.
“As a parent, there has never been a more difficult moment than when I had to admit that my child needed more help than I could provide,” said Hamburger. “But, as an artist, I knew that we weren’t alone and that our shared human experience demanded a home on stage, where I could use the power of theatre to explore the wilderness of emotions that knows no societal boundaries.”
Hamburger and writer/director Seth Bockley visited the field at Evoke Therapy to delve deeper into the therapeutic process and day-to-day life of students. They spoke with numerous families, some of whom are featured in the production.
WILDERNESS takes the audience to the high desert of southern Utah using multimedia video and projection design to combine picturesque landscapes with documentary footage of parents. It confronts feelings of emotional crises, insecurities, sadness and anger as families cling to hope to help their struggling teens.
A folk-rock score by Kyle Henderson and his band Desert Noises, Kyle Miller with his band Towr’s, and Gregory Alan Isakov accompanies emotionally charged movement by Devon de Mayo and Patrick McCollum.
More information about WILDERNESS can be found here.
About Evoke Therapy Programs
Evoke Entrada provides innovative mental health treatment solutions for struggling teens, young adults and their families. Their programs foster lasting change utilizing the power of nature and Wilderness Therapy. They also offer Personal Growth Intensive Workshops for individuals and families that are looking to create dynamic changes in their life or to simply find the balance they are seeking.