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.

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

Trash Alchemy Full Length Video

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