Intersection_6_640x480Sydney prepares for a show like no other when Milk Crate Theatre, now in its eleventh year, presents Intersection, its first ever large-scale public work, for four performances only.

Described as a collision of epic Greek tragedy, interactive dialogue and a city tour of homeless hotspots, Intersection explores the crossroads in life, the moments where life changes course, described through the intersection between two people – James and Sally. They meet one night at a crisis shelter. How do two people with such varied personal histories find themselves located nearby? It’s an effective combination of self-pride, self-disclosure and the pursuit of happiness.

“Intersection is a show about the twists and turns our lives take. It looks at how we carry our baggage through life and negotiate the obstacles and opportunities that arise. It’s humanity at its most raw and most beautiful, and ultimately it’s a show about connection – how together we are stronger than if we’re alone,” says Director Beck Ronson.

Intersection features a team of professional actors and artists working alongside 40 participants who have experienced homelessness or disadvantage and the Sydney Street Choir as the chorus.

One of the participants, John, said, “It’s about reaching out to people… To send the message that being homeless and making some terrible life decisions doesn’t mean that we cannot find a way out of that past baggage that holds us all down sometimes.”

Milk Crate Theatre is Australia’s only theatre company dedicated to working with people who have experienced homelessness and disadvantage. It consists of creative individuals who come together to make entertaining, challenging and inspiring performances whilst exploring issues, opinions and life experiences. Milk Crate Theatre is a direct partnership between professional actors, artists, welfare services and community participants, walking a line between professional theatre and community development.


Location: Starting at Edward Eagar Lodge, 348a Bourke Street, Surry Hills

Season: Thursday 26 August, Friday 27 August, Thursday 2 September, Friday 3 September

Performance time; 7 pm

Price; $30 plus $2 b/f

Bookings; or call (02) 9331 3107 ext 5

PLEASE NOTE Partly outdoor show with walking component – warm clothes and comfortable footwear required.