Desiree Din feels like a powerless little girl. Sick of hearing she’s too young to understand, she fights with her mother and battles her brother and sister. But one day, Desiree goes too far …
After an explosive fight with her family, they leave Desiree home alone. Out of her frustration, she creates the illusory Red Forest, a magical world full of strange creatures who need her help. In this world of her own, Desiree is finally powerful, but is being in charge really as simple as she thought?
Written by one of Australia’s most imaginative young playwrights, Desiree Din and the Red Forest reminds us what it’s like to be young and powerless in a rapidly changing world.
Desiree Din and the Red Forest was commissioned and first produced by Australian Theatre For Young People in Sydney 2010.
Published alongside Bustown by Lachlan Philpott
"A wondrous parallel universe."
— Inner West Independent
"The rich overlapping of the real and fantasy worlds of Desiree Din and The Red Forest captures the imagination."
— Alternative Media Group
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