Milk Crate Theatre begins the second stage of it's artist skills development program for participants. Pathways is an opportunity for five graduates from the 2017 Headway program to work one-on-one with practicing professional artists to develop their own pieces of performance work in a supported and tailored mentorship program.
Milk Crate Theatre has engaged five outstanding mentors to work with graduating Headway artists. Pathways mentors and participants include; Alison Bennett, performer and director, working with Margaret Baldwin, actor, visual artist and writer; Platon Theodoris, writer, director and filmmaker, working with Owen Gill, actor, musician, composer; Teik-Kim Pok, experimental performance maker and arts educator, working with John McDonnell, actor, writer and performer; Donna Abela, playwright, dramaturge and teacher, working with Pauline Trenerry, poet, playwright and actor; and Alyson Evans, performer, theatre-maker and community artist, working with Georgina Wood, actor, writer and visual artist.
Mentor, Alison Bennett, working with Margaret Baldwin
Mentor, Platon Theodoris, working with Owen Gill
Mentor, Teik-Kim Pok, working with John McDonnell
Mentor, Donna Abela, working with Pauline Trenerry
Mentor, Alyson Evans, working with Georgina Wood
Pathways will be a more focused experience for participants, as they work closely with mentors over the coming months to develop new performance pieces that will be presented at Australian Technology Park in August. Still garnered by a strong support system, the challenge for participants will be in finding themselves – and believing IN themselves – as artists.
The Pathways program follows on from Milk Crate Theatre's initial artistic skills development program, Headway. Offered to nine participants in the second half of 2017, Headway gave participants the opportunity to expand and deepen their artistic practice. Developed and delivered by our Artistic Director Margot Politis, Headway focused on advancing the skills required for participants to facilitate creative processes and produce their own artistic work independently. All program graduates received a statement of attainment in partnership with TAFE NSW.
Pathways and Headway is supported by Family and Community Services NSW, Australian Technology Park, City of Sydney, Australia Council for the Arts, Create NSW and StreetSmart Australia.
To find out more about the Pathways program and to read about Pathways participants and mentors, click here.