The Animals Who Wanted to Live Together is the story of five animals who meet under the Baobab tree after a fight with their respective families. They decide to live together and to create a new society, but everything goes wrong within the first meeting. I, the storyteller, ask the children and the grown-ups how this new society could have been better.
“For thousands of years, there have been people living right here where we are now telling stories with children, performing, gathering, creating community. It is with Honor that I acknowledge and thank the Indigenous people, THE FIRST STORYTELLERS in our midst, past and present, who have been the caretakers of this sacred land Tkaronto – the gathering place of many nations including the Wendat, the Haudenosaunee, the Anishinaabe, and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.” – Djennie Laguerre
Commissioned by Theatre Direct . Music by Jeff Pierre.