[ W I L D E R N E S S ]The Wilderness is a theatre company who works internationally to push the envelope of the traditional theatre-going experience. Inspired by disused, unexplored and uninhabited spaces, we create immersive, experiential and interdisciplinary theatrical events that disrupt the boundaries between observer and observed.
Creative Migration was a financial sponsor who helped to bring their live performance, “Our Country”, to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2018.
“Who do you think decides what is a big deal and what isn’t?”
Sophocles’ Antigone acts as a provocation for this autobiographical unearthing, based on recorded conversations between the artist and her younger brother—a citizen of the still-Wild West, California’s marijuana country. Recalling a time when we were little—as siblings, as a nation, as a democratic system—Our Country interlaces origin mythologies from the Wild West and Ancient Greece with psychoanalytic theory and childhood memories.