"The Hinterlands is a Detroit-based company who creates original, multidisciplinary performance works, explores the art of the performer through explosive and ecstatic training and play, and engages their community through direct collaboration and exchange. Our Mission: To create essential, immediate, and visceral performances which propel our audiences into a landscape of questions, possibilities, and unknowns. To develop training for the 21st century performer which integrates body and voice, content and form, impulse and technique, technology and tradition. To band together with our community to explore the unmapped regions of our culture, our world, and ourselves: the hinterlands.

The Hinterlands formed in September 2009 and is made up of core members Richard Newman and Liza Bielby."