Out there, wild wild world unravels the landscape of the everyday, mapping the savage pleasures of living and the sweet brutality of dying. As they sit in a hospital waiting room, Gabby and Kit debate the best way to die while Cal and Zita wrangle over life support. Nearby, teenagers Maddy and Alana fantasize about murder, while hospital staff, Seb and Anoushka, do their best to stuff-up falling in love. Is this a tragic comedy or a comic tragedy? Maybe it’s the catastrophe called life. Out there, wild wild world is about ordinary people doing not so ordinary things.

  • realism
  • 110
  • 8 total
  • 6 female identifying, 2 male identifying
  • 16 to 18, 18+
  • young adult, adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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Female | 20s | under 3 minutes
Starts on page 66

EXTRACT: Anoushka: It all seems so, so what? So arbitrary. Accidents happen but, but— So this morning, he went missing. My patient. My old man. Mr Peréz. In for a knee operation, not much English. Karen, she’s the medical director, runs everything, Karen had people out looking for him everywhere. There’s a spot they go, the smokers, around by the side of the hospital. Not meant to smoke there, but patients do, staff do.

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