I’ve been volunteering at Milk Crate Theatre for a couple of (glorious) months now; collating feedback forms into excel spreadsheets, turning responses into data that quantifies the incredible work Milk Crate Theatre do. The amount of smiley faces, exclamation marks and other gut reactions I’ve transcribed from feedback forms into data sheets, I tell you. (I hope I have emoji’ed well) During this time, I’ve noticed recurrent strains of feedback, no matter the show, or year, or whether from ensemble members, audience, students or teachers. These take the form of commenting on the strength of the personal stories and representation in the shows, embodied in actors and narrative, that become a
It's that time of the year! Milk Crate Theatre's community, supporters, friends, family - gathered last Friday to celebrate the year that has been! And what an incredible year - with many new partners across Sydney, a whole suite of new workshops, extended creative opportunities with our 4 x 10 week Open Door workshop rounds at our Sydney CBD hub Ozanam Learning Centre and Western Sydney Hub in Parramatta, two brand new interactive theatre works for the public That's The Spirit and Turning Towers, and the completion of our brand new artist development intensive program Headway. Hello 2018! We can't wait!!
On 30 November 2017 we gathered in Alexandria Town Hall to celebrate the wonderful achievement and success of our Headway Program graduates: Margaret Baldwin, Desmond Edwards, Owen Gill, John McDonnell, Darlene Proberts, Steve Simao, Kamini Singh,Georgina Wood and Pauline Trennery. Headway is a focused artistic skills development program for Milk Crate Theatre participants that are seeking a next level of challenge. Developed and delivered by our Artistic Director Margot Politis, Headway is a "next stage" program designed to expand and deepen artistic practice, as well as focusing on the nuts and bolts skills required for facilitation of creative processes and producing artistic work indepen