About the show
August 2013 / Berlin
FOREST: THE NATURE OF CRISIS
National Theatre Wales’ co-production with DorkyPark and director Constanza Macras, Branches: The Nature of Crisis was restaged at a popular forest in Berlin in August 2013. Renamed Forest: The Nature of Crisis, the show once again featured an interactive live-stream in the city centre, with live music.
This new re-staging explored the themes of transformation, and asked how we can return to nature in the face of a financial crisis. The Müggelwald, an iconic Berlin forest, was transformed into a contemporary art landscape in which the audience encountered environmental activists, forest conservationists, economists, and freaks.
On the production’s final performance, images from the forest appeared on huge billboards in Berlin’s city centre. The city audiences were invited to interact with the action through their mobile and smartphones.