An environmental superheroes adventure for anyone who loves to laugh. This funny, silly play reminds us of the important ways we can save the planet, by reducing what we use and recycling everything we can.

As Captain Eco and their sidekick The Green Defender race against time to discover who has been covering the streets of Footscray with litter, super-villain The Waster continues their plot to cover the world with trash.

With the help of the superheroes and their guide book, audiences learn about recycling, reusing, reducing and what happens (or doesn’t happen) to plastic after we’ve finished with it.

Be ready for shiny capes, cheesy catchphrases and groan-worthy jokes.

  • comedy
  • 50
  • 4 total
  • 2 female identifying, 2 male identifying
  • young people
  • 8 to 12, 12 to 16, 16 to 18, 18+
  • all ages
  • Australian Script Centre


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The Waster

Gender Unspecified | Unspecified | 3 to 5 minutes
Starts on page 13

EXTRACT: Welcome to my -not-so-secret- lair. I, The Waster—maker of garbage, rubbish, trash—wallow in my own mess here in a secret part of Footscray. And revel in the glory of my WASTE! [Evil laughter and begins coughing.] Excuse me. [Takes a drink from the water bottle. Then throws it away.] Frog in my throat...No really! [Extracts a frog from their throat.] Ew. That’s better. Off you hop. Now, where was I? Oh yes...Garbage. Rubbish. WASTE.%2 0My lair wasn’t always like this. Trash covered. Before I arrived here there were flowers, grass, bees! But my wonderfully wasteful lifestyle has it’s…consequences.

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