Jessica Saras

Artistic Program Manager


Jess is a professionally trained and working actress with over 15 years of experience in this field, holding a BA in Acting for Screen and Stage from CSU Wagga.

Jess has been a part of the Milk Crate Community in a variety of roles since 2016, currently serving as Artistic Program Manager, providing key support for the staff and artistic team in production and getting our programs off the ground. Jess brings to the role her vast experience in producing independently, under her company The Bird Cartel, and continues to expand her knowledge and experience with MCT producing many projects and programs, including 2019's major production, NATURAL ORDER and the 2021/2022 collaborative project WATERLOO with residents of the Waterloo Housing Estate.

Affectionately known in the company as MCT's YiaYia - preparing delicious food and making sure everyone gets fed is a strong value of Jess' (it should be noted that at this point in time she is not prepared to venture into catering full time).

If you are ever in need of a good meal, diary schedule re-vamp, pep-talk or song/dance/monologue - Jess is your gal.