The Carbon Neutral Adventure of the Indefatigable Enviroteens is a riotous graphic novel by the highly regarded, Walkley Award winning cartoonist and social commentator First Dog on the Moon. Published in 2020, it is immediate, enlightening, intelligent and hilarious.
Now adapted for the stage in a brand new production, the story traces a trio of teen mammals and a monotreme on their mission to rid the oceans of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
It is packed with rare scientific insights, simplifies complex subjects, and is full of First Dog’s wide ranging and brilliant wit. The story follows the heroes’ adventures as they learn of the existence of the great garbage patch, theorise as to who might be behind its appearance, form a team to combat it, and battle the evil SingleUse Plastic Bernard, a dastardly sentient plastic bag. Along the way the characters create inventions, learn about the plight of various endangered animals, and work together to rid the world of this great scourge.
It is at once moving and silly, powerful and petty, presenting relatable characters, with flaws and abilities much like our own. This is timely subject matter, presented in a way that immediately engages humans of all ages – but especially children.
FirstDog OnTheMoon – Writer & Illustrator
Ben Winspear – Director/Dramaturg
Jason James – Lighting and Sound Designer
Anja Reinalda – Puppet and Costume Designer
Gabby Cousins – Stage Manager