Project Stage Play - The Famished Road
Location The Grahamstown Arts Festival, 2009, South Africa
Director Helen Iskander
Set, Prop &Costume Design
Lisa Younger

set & costume design - The Famished Road The Famished Road design was executed on a shoestring budget. Puppets, costumes, props, and most of the set were constructed out of found objects bought at Hospice, Charity and second hand shops around Johannesburg - from ping pong balls, to shoe inserts, kreepy krauly hose, broomstick handles, left over fabric offcuts, plastic bags, and second hand clothes.

"Thanks to Lisa Younger’s styling and puppetry, this subtropical dreamworld evokes The Dark Crystal meets Alice in Wonderland in Africa. The Famished Road could have been unstageable, but Fresco Theatre has given birth to a child that effectively conjures a phantasmagorical aesthetic, while passing subtle critiques on African social and political realities. It is exquisitely realised and is likely to touch you to the core.. This work steeped in mythology and miracles can truly – and literally – be dubbed a triumph of the human spirit." Christina Kennedy, Cue Newspaper Review, July 2009

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