Our participants are people who join Milk Crate Theatre activities and form part of our creative community. They have lived experience of homelessness or social disadvantage and the complex issues associated including mental health, financial, emotional and physical support needs, addiction, trauma, domestic violence and people who are recently arrived.
"Open my mind to feeling the huge joy inside myself, it is like I'm born again."
- Milk Crate Theatre Participant
Who We Are
A poem by Milk Crate Theatre Participant, Pauline Trenerry
We are hoarders, hiders, helpers,
keepers of knowledge.
Experts in cheap meals, low fares/no fares,
St Vinnies, Missionbeat, the Salvos.
Multitudes who parties ignore
Chained to Centrelink, psychiatrists, social services
held in boxes labelled
Bludgers, Disabled, The Unemployed
Moved on, pissed on, pushed out, derided.
Don't judge, criticise, moralise,
think you can't lose your job, house, family
all your belongings in the car
knocking on charity's door.
We are writers, performers, artists.
Special, unique and ordinary.