Milk Crate Theatre works with an Ensemble of Artists that have experienced or are at risk of experiencing homelessness. We use a fun and creative approach to build confidence and social connection; to support people to make plans; to explore possibilities for education or employment; and to ultimately help people move away from homelessness and make positive changes in their lives. Our work embodies the experiences and artistry of the Ensemble to showcase their uniqueness as contemporary storytellers and to create authentic and transformative theatre that challenges audiences and brings communities together. These stories are brutal yet beautiful, savage yet seductive, tenacious yet tender but most of all they are real: born from the experiences of those who create it. Milk Crate Theatre operates within a Community Arts and Cultural Development (CACD) model and our work promotes cultural democracy, self-determination and social justice. We believe that by bringing communities together and sharing the real stories of people who have experienced or are at risk of experiencing homelessness, we can inspire action and work towards an inclusive future where everyone feels valued.
Milk Crate Theatre
These is nothing more riveting than listening to a fascinating true story - join Milk Crate Theatre to learn the art of the master storyteller. Participants will explore moments of joy in their lives and craft a special moment of their live to share with friends and family.
Ensemble Artists will make and explore puppet making and performance techniques and styles such as shadow and found object puppets.
How can theatre create change, give a voice to the people and push the spectator in to activated participant intheir own life and community? Viva La Revolution will explore Forum Theatre by drawing on participants own life experiences.
In Clowning Around participants will be introduced to different forms of clowning such as the classic 'white face' clown, the zannie trickster and quirky characters clowns. Participants will then create their own, personal clown.
Everyone has an idol they admire or wish to emulate. This workshop will see performers inhabit a famous film personality or rock star, culminating in a performance at our annual Christmas Show.
Under the tutelage of an experienced cabaret artist, participants will create their own cabaret persona and develop a cabaret performance.
Spilt Milk is a FREE creative workshop for young people aged 16 to 24 years, who have experienced homelessness or are at risk of homelessness. GAME ON - Interactive Media. Play and engage with interactive performance styles through the use of simple multi-media programs and applications. Milk Crate Idol: Everyone has an idol they admire or wish to emulate. This workshop will see performers inhabit a famous film personality or rock star, culminating in a performance at our annual Christmas Show.