What’s happening in our private moments that no one else might be able to see or understand? What are the rituals we perform, or methods of self-soothing that help us make sense of our place in the world? Who are we “out there”? Who are we outside of our own tiny universe?
This is the first time Milk Crate Theatre and Shopfront Arts Co-op will join forces on a bold new intergenerational work, bringing together a combined 60 years of impact in the arts. Working with performers spanning the ages of 23 to 63, Tiny Universe looks into what is happening for people behind closed doors. How do we cope when no one else is looking?
“We are so excited to be bringing our dynamic theatre organisations together on this project. Our performers are exploring the very painful as well as the very funny experiences of life – and the reasons why sometimes it is easier to just hide away. What we’re finding is that the issue of self-discovery is something that affects us at all stages of our lives – maybe when we are older we just get a little more used to the uncertainty,” says Margot Politis, Artistic Director of Milk Crate Theatre, who is co-directing the show with Shopfront Arts’ Creative Director Natalie Rose.
Tiny Universe will show at PACT Erskineville for two weeks in May.