Jessica Saras

Artistic Program Manager

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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 MCT Community in a variety of roles since 2016, currently serving as Artistic Program Manager; providing key management for the staff and artistic teams in production and getting MCT's 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, initially working as Production Coordinator on the 2019 major production, NATURAL ORDER. Most recently, Jess was Producer on the 2021/2022 collaborative project WATERLOO with residents of the Waterloo Housing Estate, and 2022 major production DUST held at The Richard Wherrett Studio, Roslyn Packer Theatre Walsh Bay.

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.