Milk Crate Theatre Community ShowMilk Crate Theatre will launch its 2013 program with You Are Here – exploring the pivotal moments when people have a choice to take action or remain silent.

Milk Crate Theatre works with people who have experienced homelessness or social marginalisation to create theatre that creates change.

In 2012, Milk Crate Theatre offered 479 creative opportunities in partnership with 18 welfare partners, 12 arts partners and 29 associate artists, while 179 Milk Crate Theatre Ensemble members participated in the annual program. Last year, Milk Crate Theatre won the 2012 Macquarie Group Social Innovation Award.

The award-winning Milk Crate Theatre will launch its 2013 program this May with You Are Here – a brutally honest performance experience that explores the pivotal moments when people have a choice to take action or remain silent.

You Are Here is a collection of stories inspired and told by people who have experienced homelessness or social marginalisation, directed by Milk Crate Theatre’s Artistic Director Maree Freeman, which will travel to Newtown, Woolloomoolloo and Parramatta.

Milk Crate Theatre delivers Australia’s only ongoing program of theatrical works that engage with an Ensemble of artists who have experienced homelessness or social marginalisation. In sharing the stories of the Ensemble – stories that are brutal yet beautiful, savage yet seductive, tenacious yet tender – Milk Crate Theatre creates theatre that creates social change.

Community shows are free and offer a unique opportunity for diverse audiences to actively participate in problem-solving complex social issues related to homelessness and social marginalisation, including mental health issues, alcohol addiction, anger management, sleeping rough and disengagement.

“I can think of no other company working in Sydney right now that has such potential to change the lives of those involved in it as well as those watching it.” – Jason Blake, Sydney Morning Herald.


“I found that to listen, really listen, to feel what the characters were saying, made me vulnerable too… I don’t have to be afraid of being vulnerable. It was a great experience to have my heart touched. Thank you, Milk Crate.” – Heather Robinson, South Sydney Herald

Dates for performances:

Wednesday 1 May 2013


Wayside Chapel

29 Hughes Street,

Potts Point


Thursday 2 May 2013


Parramatta Mission

119 Macquarie Street,



Tuesday 7 May 2013


Newtown Neighbourhood Centre

1 Bedford Street,



All performances are FREE, and all are welcome.

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