Kamakshi Hartâ€™s critically acclaimed, award-winning one-woman show, Wild At Hart: A Tale of Trauma & Triumph, returns to the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks on Thursday, September 17, at 7 p.m., only this time itâ€™s streaming live in stay-at-home style. There will be a Vimeo chat Q & A immediately following the performance.
On January 26, Wild At Hart played to a sold-out house at the Whitefire Theatreâ€™s Solofest 2020. The largest solo theatre festival on the West Coast, Hartâ€™s play was among a few selected out of 80 shows for an encore performance at â€śBest of The Festâ€ť to be held later in the spring.
By the end of March, as we know, the coronavirus was shutting down everything, including live theatre. That did not stop Whitefireâ€™s artistic director, Bryan Rasmussen, who is determined to keep his Sherman Oaks landmark theatre alive. He had already begun offering livestreaming the year prior. With the stay-at-home orders, he quickly upgraded his equipment so he could broadcast state-of-the art solo theatre. His â€śBest of the Festâ€ť selections have been performing as part of his summertime â€śStreamfest.â€ť and Wild At Hart will be closing out â€śStreamfestâ€ť to make way for the launch of Black Voices Matter: A Livestream Solo Theatre Festival.
Hartâ€™s play deeply engages the audience while striking a timely, powerful chord for all ages (mid-teen and up) and genders. Moving and miraculous, her wide range of talent is showcased through her performance of 25 characters and the songs that masterfully tell her personal tale of transformation. There is comedy amid the tragedy and the overall themes are: transformation, healing, trauma-informed education, and empowerment through speaking up and sharing our stories.
Urged to bring her story to the stage by the advent of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, all members of her audience, regardless of background, have identified with the central character of Shame. Wild At Hart is a testimony to the power of healing, building resilience and empathy through the telling of and listening to each otherâ€™s stories.
It is recommended to watch the show with a supportive friend or family member. If you canâ€™t watch together in person, watch at the same time, and make a point of sharing with each other after because it may trigger those with a sexual trauma history.
To receive support, schedule an appointment, book Kamakshi for a speaking engagement, webinar, or Wild At Hart performance. firstname.lastname@example.org; 310-455-9932. Your ticket purchase ($15.99) will directly support the artist, solo theatre, and the Whitefire. Please spread the word as the miracle of livestreaming opens the doors to a Global Audience. The ticket link (whitefiretheatre.com) will be up for 48 hours after the performance to suit all time zones and schedules.
NOTE: There are a few steps to registering so please plan on purchasing early and leave time to log on before the show! Watching Live is the most dynamic and supportive for the artist!
Kamakshi Hart, M.A., Spiritual Psychology, combines the wisdom of her years as a healing & transformation guide with her gifts as a storyteller and performer, to bring you, Wild At Hart: A Tale of Trauma & Triumph. Premiered at the Whitefire Theatreâ€™s â€śSolofestâ€ť in 2018, Hart was invited back in 2019, and in 2020 was awarded â€śBest of the Fest!â€ť and went on to other honors and awards.