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.