107 Presents the New Plot Residency with Milk Crate Theatre
In 2015 news broke in the Waterloo Housing community that residents would have to move from their homes, due to plans for development in the area. Three years later and these residents – some of whom have lived in the Estate for 50 years – have still received no certain information as to where they will be “relocated”, let alone when.
Addressing themes of bureaucracy, waiting, and facing the unknown, INTERIM is a new performance work in development by Milk Crate Theatre, supported under the 107 Presents: The New Plot Residency program, and will encompass the stories and experiences of current residents of the Waterloo Housing Estates.
This project will also function as a supported mentorship, as the making of the piece will be designed and facilitated by two participants of Milk Crate Theatre’s Developing Artists Program; where participants learned about self-production and were paired with mentors to begin development on their own new works. INTERIM is another step in the skills development of these Developing Artists, and through a structured process of research, material creation and community engagement, they will be cultivating even further their strength in creative leadership.
The New Plot Residency is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. City of Sydney is a Principal Partner of 107 Presents through its Creative and Cultural Grants and 107 Redfern Street through its Accomodation Grant Program.