In For We The Young, a collection of plays by one of Australia’s most beloved writers of theatre for young people, Finegan Kruckemeyer offers a glimpse into worlds of quiet sorrow and deep joy, daring feats and ingenious leaps. His quirky humour and surprising stories release the imagination and let it run wild, trailing images and words behind like so many footprints in the snow.
In My Robot, pieces of junk and pieces of people form the cure to a young inventor’s homesickness. In Love, a big-hearted boy tries to save the most precious things in his town from a huge storm. In The Snow, a ‘tiny child’ tackles mean birds and deep darkness to find a way through the mountain of snow that has cut off his village. In This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing, three sisters traverse the globe to find their true selves. And in the dystopian world of Where Words Once Were, our hero learns the damage words can do, along with their power to heal.
‘Children’s theatre at its best’
Read the introduction by Meg Upton here
Cover design Andy Ellis