Meet the team behind our award-winning education program, connecting young people and teachers to Melbourne’s home of theatre through access, insight and creativity.

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Jeremy Rice

Director of Education & Families

Jeremy joined Melbourne Theatre Company in 2016. He was previously the artistic director of Barking Gecko Theatre Company in Perth, Corrugated Iron Youth Arts in Darwin, and Shopfront Arts Co-Op in Sydney, and has worked in television as a director and drama coach. He has a Master of Creative Arts from the Western Australian Academy of the Performing Arts on the topic Taboo Theatre for Teenagers.

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Nick Tranter

Learning Manager

Nick manages direct engagement programs for young people at Melbourne Theatre Company and works collaboratively with theatre-makers, students and educators to create a suite of digital resources and live experiences that enrich the theatre experience.

Nick holds a Master of Teaching from the University of Melbourne. He won the Master of Teaching Research Prize and the Hugh Childers Memorial Prize from the Melbourne Graduate School of Education in 2017. In his previous role as a secondary school teacher, Nick taught drama across years 7-12 and established funded partnerships with local independent theatre companies.

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Emily Doyle

Education Content Producer

Emily has over a decade of experience teaching Media and Drama in Victorian secondary schools. She is an active member of the Australian Teachers of Media (ATOMVic) professional teaching association, being on the Education Committee and is currently the Deputy Chair of the Board.

Emily designs, develops and delivers digital performing arts experiences and education resources that enhance the experience and appreciation of live performance at Melbourne Theatre Company. She collaborates with the Education team to create a range of digital resources that provide insight into professional theatre practice and inspire creative thinking for theatre-lovers of all ages.

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Brodi Purtill

Education Coordinator

Brodi Purtill (she/her) is a proud Muti Muti woman who is passionate about arts education. She has worked in a myriad of roles throughout her time with Melbourne Theatre Company including First Peoples Young Artists Program Administrator, Schools Engagement Officer, Assistant Stage Manager (Admissions 2022), Stage Manager (First Stage 2022; Education programs 2018-2022), and Teaching Artist Assistant (2018). Brodi has completed a Masters in Teaching (Secondary) and Bachelor of Arts with Distinction, majoring in Drama and Sociology and minoring in Education at Deakin University. Brodi hopes to be able to use her qualifications to continue to explore and decolonise education outside the traditional classroom setting.