A special one-off, free theatre production tonight will bring together many of Sydney’s homeless and disadvantaged with the aim of building their confidence and having their issues aired publicly.
Those Around Me, a production by the Milk Crate Theatre Company, is on tonight only (Thursday 18 October).
Director Beck Ronkson said the show has definite benefits for the homeless and disadvantaged.
“It is simply creating a space and a sense of belonging where they can be heard and at the same time have a good night out,” she said.
“It also creates a sense of community by working in a group and, with the consistent workshops we have, people get to know each other.”
Those Around Me will offer up real-life stories in order to raise particular questions and generate discussions around the issue of homelessness. The cast will be a mix of professional actors and people from the disadvantaged community.
Participants from Wesley Mission’s Edward Eagar Lodge, The Wayside Chapel, Mission Australia Centre and the Rough Edges service will all be part of the production.
The free performance is on Thursday 18 October, 7pm at Edward Eagar Lodge, 348 Burke St, Surry Hills. Details: 9331 3107.

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