Our Music Theater

The Wasteland Company

(Index to our productions.)


The Wasteland Company was founded in 1981 by William Osborne and Abbie Conant to develop chamber music-theater.   We have performed in over 200 European and America cities to high acclaim from both the press  and professionals.   To date the company has six full evening productions, all composed by William Osborne, five of which are for Abbie Conant.   Our goal is to go beyond opera, and achieve music theater  fully integrating music, text and acting, using themes relevant to the modern world.   A special focus of our work is the creative identity of women.  Our achievements have successfully redefined the dimensions of instrumental performance art and music theater.


We discuss Our Theories of Chamber Music Theater" in this article. 


Below are links to pages for each of our programs.  Video clips, photos, sound files, and essays are included.