Liza Bielby and Richard Newman began collaborating as The Hinterlands in 2009, developing an extensive shared physical vocabulary over years in the studio. Their body of visceral and challenging work delves into identity, both national and neighborhood-specific. Using an explosive physical training practice and a lengthy research process, The Hinterlands engage an interdisciplinary pool of collaborators to create genre-defying works that explore the possibilities of theatre and push audiences into unknown spaces. The Hinterlands’ work includes psychedelic Westerns, gleefully obtuse reproductions of radical 1960’s theatre, and border-crossing street festivals. Their work has been seen across the US and abroad, including at the Flynn Center (Burlington), p! (NYC), the Shanghai Biennale, and the Berlinale.