Our Community Engagement Coordinator Christie Woodhouse has said goodbye to the Milk Crate Theatre office this week. She is taking up a new permanent position with Shopfront Arts Co-op as their Director of Socially Engaged Programs. Read more here
After a year of supporting the team as Production Assistant, then Community Engagement Coordinator, Christie says: "It's hard to leave at such an exciting time for Milk Crate Theatre. Natural Order has just begun development with an illustrious and exciting team and Milk Crate Theatre is working with more community organisations than ever before! A big thanks to my supportive and agile team, it's been a dream to work with you!"
Paul Walker is now Milk Crate Theatre's new core team member, joining the team as Program Coordinator. Paul will be assisting in the organisation and implementation of Milk Crate Theatre's artistic programs, as well as overseeing Raise the Roof, a new scratch night being run in partnership with Darlinghurst Theatre.
Paul is a performance artist and dance maker, who recently completed
a TAFE course in Community Art and Cultural Development, and is currently completing a Diploma of Community Services. Last year he was engaged with Milk Crate Theatre as Support Artist for the Headway program and is currently supporting Sarah Emery on the Screenwriting workshops being run at the Ozanam Learning Centre.
Paul is delighted to be joining the team at such an exciting time for the company. "Milk Crate Theatre is doing some wonderful work for and with the community, through the many programs being offered in partnership with other community organisations. I look forward to helping build upon the strong support network we have in place for our participants, and I'm thrilled to be around for the development of Natural Order in 2019."
Christie will still be in the Milk Crate Theatre ranks until April facilitating as an artist on workshops with Cali Prince for Women and Girls Emergency Centre.
Judith Bowtell, CEO said, "On behalf of the team, we are happy to welcome Paul to join our office team and look forward to him bringing his skills and talents to support and develop our programs.
"We also thank Christie for all her contributions to the company. Her legacy is our vastly improved systems to work with our growing team of artists and new community partners, and in her care and support of our participants"