‘Wild Horses’ Premiere at Drew

A project of the Box Collective

The John Drew Theater Lab will stage the premiere of “Wild Horses,” an original theater piece written by Andrea Goldman, with music by Dani Campos, Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. The free program is a project of the Box Collective, a New York City-based company of artists who develop and present interdisciplinary live performances.

Since showing her work “La Cueca” in 2010 at Art Solar, Esperanza Leon’s gallery in East Hampton, Ms. Goldman and the other members of the collective have been working in Europe and New York City. “For me,” she said, “the Hamptons is where I go to think, to write, to create, to find inspiration.” The group, invited to perform at Guild Hall by Josh Gladstone, the theater’s artistic director, hopes to continue to create work on the East End before taking it on the road.

The characters in “Wild Horses” are struggling to escape from a dusty ghost town. Julia Watt plays a poetic young soul torn between the trash of the trailer park and her love of poetry. The wild horse is a metaphor for her struggle to avoid being “broken” by her circumstances. The piece is movement-focused, more of a visual poem than a play, reflecting the characters’ grasping at a life of some beauty.

Ms. Goldman and Mr. Campos, an internationally recognized Spanish pianist, began to develop “Wild Horses” after Mr. Campos saw the collective’s production of “Sometimes at Night” in Berlin. Sara Fay George and Ms. Goldman will direct the performance, with choreography by Sarah Kenney. Oliver de Rohan and Ms. Watt play the leads.

The performance will be followed by a reception and an opportunity to meet the members of the ensemble.