the edge of the earth


The Edge of the Earth

A new play for young audiences



A hiker in the wilderness is looking for the wildest place on earth! Only she is lost. Through encounters with wildlife and longings of her imagination, she makes a big discovery. Told through puppetry, interactive storytelling and the soundscape of the wild, this performance is inspired by our American public lands and the wildness inside everyone.


This project was developed after Lisa spent three weeks in Alaska working as an artist-in-residence at Togiak Wildlife Refuge through the US Forest Service’s program, Voices of the Wilderness. Working with wilderness specialists and community members, Lisa learned about wilderness conservation and the importance of our public lands. Using the knowledge and experience she gained, Lisa and her team began creating this play specifically for New York City young audiences.

The Team

Created by Lisa Kitchens
In collaboration with Nemuna Ceesay, Rosa Palmeri and Ben Quinn