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A Day in the Desert

By Hello Elephant Theatre

  • Duration : 40 mins
  • Grade : 3 - -1
  • First language : English
  • Second language : English
  • Subject : Life Skills/Orientation, Creative Arts, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Dramatic Arts
  • Theme : Choices, Survival, Change, Loss, Death, Fate/Free Will, Imagination, Creativity
The story of Fiona and Andromeda who travel from the confines of the inner city to outer space and back... Along the way they encounter an Elephant that changes them and allows them to see the world differently and perhaps a little more.

"...a completely marvelous gem." ~ Robyn Sassen, Artslink
"...smile-enducing delightfulness." ~ Christina Kennedy

Winner of a 2013 Encore Ovation Award at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival.

A Day in the Desert is a collaboration between Jenine Collocott (The Snow Goose, Sunday Morning, Dirt, High Diving) from South Africa and Barbara Draeger from Germany. They studied together at Helikos International School of Theatre Creation under master pedagog Giovanni Fusetti - who is particularly renowned for his clown work. It was here that the first seeds for A Day in the Desert were planted. Jenine and Barbara then teamed up with the internationally awarded writer Nick Warren (Sunday Morning, Dirt) who came on board as dramaturge.

Performances to date: 2013 NAF; 2013 National Schools Festival; 2013 969 Festival.

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