Trash Alchemy

Trash Alchemy is an extraordinary story of transformation and discovery – a fantastical adventure from supermarket aisle to the belly of a sea creature, through the ugliest place on the planet to a civilization of exquisite invention. This is the bizarre, hilarious and confrontational tale of an epic journey that we all should take.

Trash n.
1 Worthless or discarded material or objects; refuse or rubbish
2 A person regarded as worthless or contemptible.

Trash Slang
1 To throw away
2 To damage or wreck

Alchemy n
The power or process of transmuting a common substance, usually of little value, into something of
great value.

Creators
Conceivor/Writer/Director - Liesel Badorrek
Production Designer - Bryony Anderson
Composer/Sound Designer - Ross Johnson
Lighting Designer - Matt Marshall
Consultants - Lucia Mastrantone & Scott Witt
ASM - Tia Best

Co-Creator and Performer - Johnny Nasser

A Transformational tale for Young People
Trash Alchemy is a surreal adventure tale for family audiences, which sees our protagonist journey from a bizarre parallel universe of advertising bombardment and product overload, through polluted yet magical oceans to the creation of his own trash civilization on an island of flotsam and jetsam - it is a story of discovery and ingenuity and ultimately a tale of one person's magnificent journey to change the way we live in this world.  The set, props and puppetry are made entirely from found and recycled/re-purposed materials, allowing us to discover the value of what we normally discard.

Trash Alchemy Promotional Trailer
https://vimeo.com/139420780

Trash Alchemy Full Length Video
https://vimeo.com/139441908

World Premiere Season
Casula Powerhouse
Way Out West Festival July 2015

 

Created with the support of Casula Powerhouse and Arts NSW
Photo credit Heidrun Lohr