The plays that Alister writes fall into the genre of satirical comedy. The plays typically take jabs at greed and corporate thinking that looms over our modern lives (corporatocracy). Some plays champion causes such as fighting against climate change, whilst other plays tackle the plight of endangered species.

The plays include:

The Fridge | Ed Sheeran Tastes Like Chicken | Six Polar Bears Fell out of the Sky this Morning | Moo! Be Quiet! Lambchops’ Secret Mission to Steal all of the Cows in the World | and A Beginners Guide to Smuggling Chameleons. The plays have been produced by: The Street Theatre, Canberra, Australia; The Nelson Fringe Festival NZ; The National Theatre of Italy; and by a growing number of secondary schools throughout NZ.

In 2019 and 2021, Alister was commissioned as one of fifty international playwrights to take part in the global Climate Change Theatre Action project which coincides with the UN Climate Conference. In 2019 and 2021 his plays were performed in 55 cities around the world in United States, India, Germany, Czech Republic, Serbia, South Korea, United Kingdom, Italy, Canada, as well as NZ and Australia. As part of this project, plays were translated and published in Prague, South Korea and Italy as well as in the International CCTA Anthologies; Lighting the Way (2019) and The Future Is Not Fixed: Short Plays Envisioning a Global Green New Deal (2021).


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