Wednesday 29 November from 7pm to 8pm Thursday 30 November from 7pm to 8pm Friday 1 December from 12pm to 1pm Friday 1 December from 7pm to 8pm Saturday 2 December from 2pm to 3pm Saturday 2 December from 7pm to 8pm
Preview Performance: Wednesday November 29, 7pm Opening Performance: Thursday November 30, 7pm Schools Performance: Friday December 1, 12pm (followed by a Q&A with cast) Evening Performance: Friday December 1, 7pm Matinee Performance: Saturday December 2, 3pm (Auslan Interpreted) Closing Performance: Saturday December 2, 7pm
Solace is a stunning new production by 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 are 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.
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)
Created by: Milk Crate Theatre collaborative artists and the Milk Crate Theatre + Box of Birds / Stalker Theatre artistic team
Co-directors: Margot Politis (MCT) and David Clarkson (BoB)
Assistant director: Alex Travers
Key support artist: Lucy Watson
Milk Crate Theatre social worker: Laura Hurstfield
Devisers and performers: Kerry Bashford, Lana Filies, Matthias Nudl, Alana Pienkosz, Darlene Proberts, Nick Vagne
Cast producer: Alex Travers
Event producer: Jessica Saras
Production manager: Rick Everett
Digital artist: Matt Hughes
Sound designer: Prema Yin
Lighting design & production consultant: Mike Smith
Photography: Robert Catto
The content warnings for this show are subject to change, as the work is devised and content may alter up until presentation.
Content warnings include: mental health themes; potential flashing lights, smoke and haze. Recommended for audiences aged 15+.