Putting Homelessness Centre-Stage
Some homeless people in Sydney could soon find a home on the stage. With support from the Harold Mitchell Foundation, Milk Crate Theatre Company will run four eight-week theatre workshops for people who have experienced homelessness or social marginalisation.
Both a company and a community, Milk Crate provides a safe space to have fun, meet people and learn new skills. As well as actors, artists, welfare services and community members, it partners up with a network of welfare services including Mission Australia, Wesley Mission, Anglicare, The Salvation Army, St Vincent’s De Paul Society, and independent services such as Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, Parramatta Mission, Kirketon Road Centre and The Wayside Chapel.
“We define success in relation to transformation, be it incremental or more substantial, within the Ensemble, welfare and community partners, our audiences or wider society. Milk Crate Theatre utilises the creative process to promote and advocate for social inclusion and a better understanding of people experiencing social marginalisation. We aim to inspire action on complex social issues.”
For more information about Milk Crate Theatre, click here