Part documentary theater company, part service organization, and part alpine expedition, Theatre of the Wild asks artists and audiences to do more. Whether this means building a show around an expedition up a 14er, devising a play at a summit in the Himalayas, or dispensing with the forth wall to promote public-dialogue-as-theatre, we strive in every way to demolish the walls of theatrical convention.
Theatre of the Wild emerged from the conflicting dual life led by its creator, Mike Largent. Growing up in Southwest Colorado, the mountains gripped his curiosity and forged his identity. As a tiny human, Mike's constant drive to create, perform, and express himself solidified the other major component of his identity. Thus, conflict was born. Unable to satiate his thirst for mountainous adventure in the entertainment hubs of the US, and unable to pursue his love for theatre making in small mountain towns, Mike's identity was torn. Enter grad school. Arizona State University's highly competitive Master of Fine Arts in Performance program provided a non-traditional theatrical training platform perfect for producing the solution to Mike's dual life. During his time at ASU Mike had access to a high concentration of extremely talented playwrights, performers, designers and producers. Mike leveraged this talent, forging a piece of theatre that met Mike's aesthetic and dramaturgical standards: Move: A Mountain Goat's Monologue. Read about Move in Projects.
We have returned from the Himalayas brimming with experience that begs to be put on stage. We are crafting a new theatrical experience that will connect audiences with our triumphs and terrors.