History Of Wild Theatre

In this untamed live theatre documentary the questions are asked: who dignified Grotowski’s catalogue of mistakes by calling it a laboratory? Do we have rare genius to thank for Artaud’s fiendish energy? Or Laudanum, the tangy cocktail of alcohol and opium? And just how revolutionary was the icebox called theatre, and damn the “best-before” date. Oh Calcutta? Oh Velveeta!

Literate, physical, unpredictable and funny; The History of Wild Theatre will inform and inflame. An international cast of award winners on two continents survey performance through the ages: alighting only on the unlikely, the treacherous and the beautiful.

The History of Wild Theatre is a co-production involving One Yellow Rabbit and Traverse Theatre of Edinburgh, Scotland. The OYR ensemble (Denise Clarke, Andy Curtis, Michael Green, Richard McDowell and Elizabeth Stepkowski) are joined by special guest artists John Macaulay and Anne Marie Timoney from Scotland, as well as Peter Moller, Judd Palmer, and Beverly Wooding of Calgary.

Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre is one of the UK’s premier new writing centers, with a 36-year record of excellence. Called “One of the most important theatres in Britain” by The Observer, the Traverse has an unrivalled reputation for producing contemporary theatre of the highest quality, invention and energy, commissioning and supporting writers from Scotland and around the world. During the Edinburgh Festival the Traverse is one of the most important venues, regularly picking up coveted Fringe Firsts and Herald Angels.

2000 Big Secret Theatre, Calgary, Canada
Written by Blake Brooker and The Cast  •  Directed by Blake Brooker  •  Assistant to the Director Ken Cameron  •  Choreography/Staging by Denise Clarke  •  Lighting Design by Blake Brooker and Cimmeron Meyer  •  Sound Design and Composition by Richard McDowell and Peter Moller  •  Set Design and Images Blake Brooker and Cimmeron Meyer  •  Technical Director Chris McPherson  •  Produced by Stephen Schroeder
Featuring Denise Clarke,Andy Curtis, Michael Green, Elizabeth Stepkowski, John McCaulay (Edinburgh), Peter Moller, Judd Palmer, Anne-Marie Timoney (Glasgow) and Beverly Wooding
History of Wild Theatre was a co-production with Traverse Theatre - Edinburgh, Scotland