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Education program participants Jyden Brailey & Imogen Prictor reflect on their experiences with the Company and their future in the arts

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‘MTC gives young people the opportunity to have a voice …’

Imogen Prictor
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‘I never would have thought about a career in the performing arts before I got involved with MTC.’

Jyden Brailey

This year marks 10 years of Melbourne Theatre Company in Southbank. To celebrate, we asked members of MTC’s community to reflect on the most recent chapter of the Company’s exciting history and what Melbourne’s home of theatre means to them. For Education program participants Jyden Brailey & Imogen Prictor, their involvement with the Company has been the start of good things to come.

Jyden Brailey
2018 MTC First Peoples Young Artists Program Participant

One of the best things about the First Peoples Young Artists Program was bringing together Indigenous people from all over Australia, sharing our stories, and creating work out of what we are interested in.

The community at MTC is very friendly and welcoming. It’s been a great gateway into the performing arts and for further developing my skills. It’s opened up many doors for me.

I never would have thought about a career in the performing arts before I got involved with MTC. I think continuing to inspire young people is really important, and is something that MTC does an amazing job of.


Imogen Prictor

2018 MTC Ambassador

For me, MTC means a creative outlet. My school doesn’t have an extensive drama program so being an MTC Ambassador was a great opportunity for me to be involved in the theatre industry and I’ve definitely formed friendships for a lifetime.

MTC gives young people the opportunity to have a voice, when they might otherwise not feel confident speaking up. Everyone in the program felt that our voices were heard by people who were really interested in our opinions and wanted to build on them.

In the future I would love to look at a career in the performing arts. MTC has definitely helped me understand that it’s possible. There’s an amazing range of jobs behind the scenes that are crucial to the industry.


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Published on 18 April 2019

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