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SOLACE
A co-production between Milk Crate Theatre
and Box of Birds / Stalker Theatre

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photo credit: Liam O'Keefe

What do you turn to for comfort? And what happens when you can't get that thing?

SOLACE is a stunning new co-production between Milk Crate Theatre and Box of Birds / Stalker Theatre that excavates the psychological and physiological impulses behind the pursuit of comfort. Why do we crave what we crave? What are we seeking comfort from? Are we trying to avoid being alone with ourselves? Or do we just need a break from an increasingly complex and pressurised world?

Comprising text, movement and sound, interwoven with interactive digital projection, SOLACE rides the rugged terrain of the craving that underscores our lives. With humour and irreverence, darkness and light, we also question moral judgement associated with the ways people seek comfort - when something is deemed "okay" and "healthy", and when we start to use the words like "wrong", "unhealthy" and "addiction". Who is making these rules for us, and how are they ultimately helpful in the end?

Do not miss this bold new work by two of Australia's leading arts organisations in the fields of inclusive performance made by, with and for people with lived experience of homelessness, mental health issues and disability (Milk Crate Theatre), and large scale, interactive digital projection and physical theatre (Box of Birds / Stalker Theatre)

PREMIERING AT ARA DARLING QUARTER THEATRE

NOVEMBER 29 - DECEMBER 2, 2023

CREATIVE TEAM

Created by: Milk Crate Theatre Collaborative Artists and the Milk Crate Theatre + Box of Birds / Stalker Theatre Artistic Teams

Co-Directors: Margot Politis (MCT) and David Clarkson (BoB)

Assistant Director & Cast Producer: Alex Travers

Key Support Artist: Lucy Watson

Social Worker: Laura Hurstfield

Devisers and Performers: Kerry Bashford, Lana Filies (Support Performer), Matthias Nudl, Alana Pienkosz, Darlene Proberts, Nick Vagne (Support Performer)

Event Producer: Jessica Saras

Production Manager: Ricky Everett

Digital Content Creator: Matt Hughes

Sound Design: Prema Yin

PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY:

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