&THE RED FOREST
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Desiree Din is an angry little girl. Sick of being told she is too young to understand her family's problems, she fights with her mother and battles with her brother and sister. Out of her frustration she creates the Red Forest - a world where strange, mutant creatures seek Desiree as their leader in their mission to stop a dangerous contamination. Finally, Desiree has a chance to be in charge. But is it really that simple?
Desiree Din & the Red Forest reminds us what it's like to be young and powerless in a rapidly changing world and how we all need to take responsibility for our environments.
With a huge set that trasforms from a white room into a mysterious red forest, elaborate mutant costumes, and a large cast, this play is a magical experience for young audiences.
Desiree Din & the Red Forest was the inaugural Fresh Ink Commission by the Australian Theatre for Young People. It was developed throughout 2009 and 2010 and played to family audiences at the end of 2010. Desiree Din & the Red Forest is published by Playlab Press with Lachlan Philpott's Bustown.