Media Release

Young women take centerstage this April School Holidays at the Bondi Pavilion with an immersive retelling of Little Red Riding Hood (Tender Young Creatures), youth ukulele workshops, ukulele concerts, and devising workshops run by The House That Dan Built.

This musical and theatrical two weeks from 16-29 April give young women aged 9 to 20 the opportunity to hone their creativity and discover the power of their voices by day, and by night, the whole family are invited to witness the return season of Tender Young Creatures where the experience of girls walking home alone at night invites contemporary audiences to examine the wolf that lives inside us.

The House That Dan Built is a theatre-making and skills development artistic community focusing on the voices of young women, equipping Australian girls with the ability to tell and share their own stories.

“Just over 8 years ago while running a theatre-making workshop in a tiny rural town with teenage girls I could not get them to stand up. They were not being defiant or rebellious, they just didn’t care. Apathy had eaten them alive. My heart broke a little bit that day.

Over the years that followed I have heard story after story from the mouths of girls and young women that tell me we have a long way to go towards equality in this country. The House That Dan Built creates art with young women that can have a lasting impact not only on the girls who participate but society at large. We don’t have to stay angry. We have ukuleles!” said Artistic Director of The House That Dan Built, Danielle O’Keefe.





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