When should you say something? How do you step in?
During an open writing workshop with the Milk Crate Theatre Ensemble, people were asked to reflect on situations that they’d heard of or witnessed when something happened that shouldn’t have but nobody seemed to do or say anything about it.
From this workshop, the Ensemble told stories that resonated with them and discussed how this kind of large scale blindness is able to exist in the world today. From muggings in Russia to the everyday phenomenon of blocking out the world by wearing headphones when walking down the street, You Are Here is a show about looking around, taking notice and recognising the potential in us all to change the world around us.
Using a Boal inspired forum theatre model, Milk Crate Theatre gets you up out of your seat and onto the stage to become a part of a community problem solving experience.
WARNING: COARSE LANGUAGE, ALCOHOL REFERENCES, VIOLENCE, YOUTH HOMELESSNESS
DIRECTOR: Sarah Emery
PLAYWRIGHT: Maree Freeman
STORYTELLERS: Angelee, Brendan, Bridget Wood, Chris the Artist, Michael W, Michael S and Tim
SUITABLE FOR YEARS 9 – 12
From the Education Coordinator…
Performing their education season EXCLUSIVELY at Riverside, Milk Crate is one of the only professional theatre companies in Sydney (if not THE only) to practice Augusto Boal inspired techniques- particularly Forum Theatre – to bring about social change. They do a brilliant job of providing both a quality theatrical experience as well as authentic and sympathetic story lines that really do challenge your students to challenge their perceptions on mental health, homelessness and a variety of other issues surrounding social inequities. This will be an amazing experience for your students and will have them talking about the issues presented for weeks! Truly an opportunity not to be missed!
Dates and Times:
1:30pm, Tuesday 1 April
1:30pm, Wednesday 2 April
5:30pm, Wednesday 2 April
Student/Additional Teacher $20*
*Transaction fees may apply
STEP 1. Download & Complete Booking Form
All bookings require a completed Booking Form. Risk assessments and education support materials (where provided) are available online. If you are from a Priority Funded School, please contact us regarding possible ticket subsidies that may be available to you.
STEP 2. Send your Booking Form to Us
Fax or e-mail your booking form to Riverside Education:
Fax: 02 9683 3267
Scan and E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail: Amy Matthews, Riverside Education, PO Box 3636, Parramatta NSW 2124.
N.B. Please do not send any payments with your booking form. Riverside will confirm your booking and then forward an invoice for your deposit. Bookings are made in strict order of receipt of booking form.
STEP 3. Riverside will Confirm your Booking
Riverside will confirm your booking and invoice the school for a $125 deposit. Teachers receive complimentary seating on a 20:1 ratio (unless otherwise specified). Once you have paid your deposit, your booking is secure. You can request changes to student numbers up to 4 weeks prior to the performance.
STEP 4. Final Payment
Riverside will invoice you for the balance, payable 4 school weeks before your performance or workshop date. At that stage student numbers are final. Bookings cannot be held if your final payment is not received and the deposit is forfeited. An increase of numbers is possible after the final payment day and is subject to availability.
STEP 5. Final Information Sent to Schools
A letter of confirmation will be issued instead of individual tickets if you attending a performance that has been allocated as a schools matinee. For other general public performances, you will be issued with tickets which you will be required to collect from Box Office before the performance. Prior to your visit, we will send you detailed information via email to ensure you have a hassle-free excursion. This will include updating you on any possible changes to times or more detailed information as it emerges from the rehearsal process. Please ensure you have given a valid email address on your booking form.
STEP 6. Attend and Enjoy!
Seating at schools performances is general admission and schools will be asked to enter the theatre as a group. We advise arriving at the theatre approximately 30 mins prior to your performance.
Terms and Conditions
The following Terms and Conditions apply for each Riverside Education performance booking:
- A non-refundable deposit of $125 is to be paid within 14 days of the booking being confirmed by Riverside;
- Changes to student numbers must be in writing and no later than school 4 weeks prior to the performance;
- Final payment is due 4 school weeks prior to the performance;
- Any changes to student numbers after this time are at the discretion of Riverside and subject to availability;
- The booking is made on behalf of the school and the school accepts liability to make payments on the due dates.
Please note all school bookings made within 4 school weeks of a performance date must be paid in full within 1 week of confirmation and are final. There are no refunds or changes to numbers or dates on these bookings. If you have concerns about meeting the terms and conditions, please contact the Community Relations & Education Coordinator on 8839 3308.
Please find a range of helpful teaching resources related to You Are Here, below:
“Milk Crate is among a growing group of theatre companies whose actors present their authentic lives on stage; their shows challenging stereotypes of homelessness, intellectual disability or post-traumatic war stress while casting light on audience members’ roles as spectators to suffering.” – Sydney Morning Herald
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