Escape from Trash Mountain by Trash Puppets

A puppet show with sustainability at its heart, Escape from Trash Mountain is a poignant look at how good relationships and fervent optimism are the key to saving our planet. The show's central set piece is a large mountain of trash that transforms into a cave and becomes the epic playground for our heroes to fight trash bats, navigate treacherous ravines, and outwit hideous trash monsters!

Two performers operate 17 different puppets and facilitate all set transformations to bring the show to life. Escape from Trash Mountain can be immediately followed by a 1-1.5 hour Trash Puppets workshop where the audience has the opportunity to make their very own Trash Puppet, guided by our expert puppet-maker performers.

You bring your trash and we’ll bring a show!

Escape From Trash Mountain is a high quality puppetry offering which when coupled with a popular Trash Puppets workshop becomes an experience which encourages creative expression, bridges generational gaps, and asks audiences to consider environmental sustainability in a new and engaging way – regardless of cultural background or level of English comprehension.

The show’s key themes of friendship, sustainability, and always choosing to see value in everything, all work towards fostering healthy, positive, connected communities.

Trash Puppets makes sustainability fun! The show demonstrates the need for sustainable practice and makes a case for choosing to see value in things rather than throwing things away as the first resort. After being inspired by the beautiful puppetry in action, the workshop element sees participants create their very own trash puppet under the guidance of Trash Puppets’ expert puppet makers. Students are able to communicate in a unique way which allows a number of different perspectives (aesthetic, mechanical, or otherwise) to feed into the creation of one or more puppets.

Coupled with the workshop, we do the following:

  • encourage creative, reflective, and critical thinking,
  • get students solving complex supply and design problems,
  • offer opportunities to plan, experiment, take risks, and question,
  • impart meaningful puppetry knowledge, puppet-making technique,
  • give tangible experience of core sustainability principles,
  • build confidence in personal creative expression.

Victorian Curriculum links: The Arts – Drama, The Arts - Visual Arts, English

Capabilities: Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social, Ethical

A puppetry show of epic, trashy proportions! Environmental sustainability, live on stage.

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Metro: 29th Jan 2019 to 20th Dec 2019
Metro: 28th Jan 2020 to 18th Dec 2020
Regional: 29th Jan 2019 to 20th Dec 2019
Regional: 28th Jan 2020 to 18th Dec 2020

Trash Puppets
Duration: 45 minutes + 15 minutes Q&A
Artforms: Puppetry, Theatre
Minimum fee: $1100 + GST for 1 x show, up to $2500 + GST for 2 x shows & 2 x 1.5hr workshops, other options available. Additional fees apply for additional students and for regional tours. Please contact us on 03 9644 1808 or for more information.
Suitability: prep, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6
Terms: Term 1, Term 2, Term 3, Term 4
Maximum Student Attendance: 100
Booking info: Technical Requirements: 8x6m stage area, cannot be performed on concrete flooring, darkened room, PA and white board required.