Desiree Din & the Red Forest
Tobhiyah collaborated with children’s book illustrator and cartoonist Rod Clement to conjure the visual world for this new Australian play. White walls with illustrations by Rod Clement create a confined ‘white world’ which spectacularly collapses in the style of a paper pop-up book to reveal a toxic red fairy-tale forest of suspended lacquered branches in which the mutant characters of Desiree’s imagination come to life.
“Playwright Maxine Mellor wrote Desiree Din as part of the Australian Theatre for Young People’s Fresh Ink playwright’s initiative, and is also three-time winner of Queensland Theatre Company’s Young Playwright’s Award and the George Landen Dann Award, and here has created a wondrous parallel universe. The set is amazing, the production is skilfully directed by Fraser Corfield, and the cast is full of fresh young faces from ATYP.”
Inner West Independent,
Set & Costume Design
TOBHIYAH STONE FELLER
Director: FRASER CORFIELD
Associate Designer: ROD CLEMENT
Playwright: MAXINE MELLOR
Lighting Design: EDDIE WELSH
Photographer: ALEX VAUGHAN
Australian Theatre for Young People
Studio 1, The Wharf, Walsh Bay.
Nov – Dec 2010
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