About Us

Our Story

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Wild Imaginings was begun in the winter of 2019, birthed out of the collective desire of local artists to see performing arts be recognized for their importance and be ever-increasing in their quality. 

In response to this desire, Wild Imaginings was born. Emphasizing a uniquely local vision for what performing arts can be in Waco, Wild Imaginings seeks to empower local artists, placing an emphasis on new and original work and engaging communities through art-inspired conversations.

Wild Imaginings invites you to now take part in it's story. While we have a vision for who we wish to be, we would stand against our own nature should we not actively seek the input and imaginations of the community in which we live and serve. We want to imagine together… So whatever crazy ideas you may have, bring them on. Whatever story that’s been spinning around in your head lately, let’s get it written down and performed somewhere. That one message that you wish the world would take the time to listen to, let’s find a way to help them hear it. We’re here to imagine with you. Our story is your story, so let’s forge the way forward.

Meet the Creative Team

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Photography courtesy of Erik Johnson

Trent Sutton

Founder & Artistic Director

Trent is the Founder and Artistic Director of Wild Imaginings. He believes in the power of theatre to shape, challenge, and bridge communities, as well as in the importance of theatre being uniquely relevant to where it is being performed. He is passionate about representing traditionally marginalized populations on stage and seeks to tell stories that empower. 

 

With his Masters of Divinity, his academic focus is the intersection of arts and theology, and theatre is his medium of choice to explore questions of faith, humanity, and justice. 

 

He is a director, playwright, and dramaturg, with additional training in intimacy direction and theatre design. Trent has over 40 directing credits to his name, he has written 4 full length plays, and his first action as the Artistic Director was to found the Epiphanies New Works Festival, a national play festival that provides a platform for emerging playwrights. 

 

He has always believed that Waco is a truly unique city with the potential to be a center for artistic endeavor. And by establishing the city’s first professional company, he is hopeful that he will be able to help the community progress toward the goal of having a creative economy capable of supporting talented artists and performers. 

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“Creativity involves breaking out of expected patterns in order to look at things in a different way.”