Milk Crate Theatre - DUST

Entrancing, encompassing and intimate - DUST kicks up themes of perception, deception and the longing to escape.

13 - 17 September 2022

Richard Wherrett Studio


Part Kafka, part ten deep breaths, entrancing, encompassing and intimate - Milk Crate Theatre’s new performance work DUST kicks up themes of perception, deception and the longing to escape.

A group of individuals find themselves trapped in a country motel during a dust storm, seemingly blown in by the arrival of a self-professed travelling sage.

As they are forced to share space, each person finds themselves at a point of reckoning with their own sense of purpose. Old wounds are exposed, deceptions uncovered, and new dreams nervously announced – the charlatan taking unashamed pleasure in provoking his fellow prisoners in this veritable cave.

How do you know what you know? What is the truth anyway? Do you know what else is out there?!

DUST is an intimate and immersive experience of theatre, movement, lighting and sound, with nods to Outback Noir, the teachings of Plato, Surrealism, and The Breakfast Club.

Milk Crate Theatre effects social change through the power of performance. We provide opportunities for people whose voices are under-represented to engage in artistic practice to build confidence, skills and connections. We share bold and resonant stories to build empathy and break down barriers.

Our community of Collaborative Artists are people whose voices are under-represented. We are generally living with, have experienced or are at risk of homelessness; living with mental health or disability support needs; have experienced domestic violence or come from culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

We value artistry, respect, belonging, and collaboration. 

Written and Devised by
 Milk Crate Theatre Collaborative Artists and the Artistic Team
Director Margot Politis
Key Support Artist Lucy Watson
Assistant Director Lily Hayman
Collaborative Artists and Performers
Desmond Edwards, Lana Filies, Matthias Nudl, Darlene Proberts, Kamini Singh

Producer Jessica Saras
Production Manager Tyler Fitzpatrick, Paperjam Partners
Lighting Designer Liam O’Keefe
Sound Designer Chrysoulla Markoulli
Set & Costume Designer Margot Politis
Set & Costume Assistant Sam Read
Photographer Robert Catto 

This is an intimate performance in a small space. If you have concerns around proximity due to COVID-19 or for sensory reasons, please do contact one of our team.
Wheelchair Accessible For wheelchair seats and specific access requirements, please call Box Office on (02) 9250 1999 to book your seats.
Auslan Interpreted (date TBC)


Previews 13 - 14 Sep 2022
Season 15 - 17 Sep 2022

Performance start times

Preview performances 7pm
In-season evening performances 7pm
Matinee performances Fri 1pm; Sat 2pm


Evening $55
Previews and matinees $45

Pensioner/Senior/Unemployed/Full Time Student
All shows $35

Group 10+ 
All shows $45


Transaction fees may apply
Single ticket bookings: $8.50 online; $8 telephone; $0 Box Office counter

Prices are correct at the time of publication and subject to change without notice. Exact prices will be displayed with seat selection.

Concession Tickets
Suitable and valid identification must be provided for collection of tickets and at the venue, such as your concession or proof of age card. Alternatively, you may email a copy of your identification to [email protected] Please quote your booking reference number.

Access requirements
For specific access requirements, please call Box Office on (02) 9250 1999 to book your seats. More info.

Authorised ticket sellers
The only authorised ticket sellers for this event is Sydney Theatre Company. Only tickets purchased by authorised agencies should be considered valid and reliable. More info.

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