A video series where teachers and students submit their questions to MTC staff and artists.

Our new video series gives schools an exclusive Q&A opportunity with MTC staff and artists. Over the coming weeks, we'll be asking teachers and students to send us questions about theatre-making, production processes, career trajectories, or tips and tricks.

Our next guest is designer Kat Chan! Submit your questions about design via email below by Thursday 4 June.


Kat Chan

Kat Chan

Set & Costume Designer

Originally trained as an architect, Kat has worked in architectural offices in Adelaide and Tokyo. She was recently a participant of the Women in Theatre Program at Melbourne Theatre Company (2018) and graduated from the VCA with a Masters in Production Design (2008) and Postgraduate Diploma in Production Design (2006) receiving the Trina Parker Scholarship (08) and Sir George Tallis Design Award (06).

Working across theatre, ballet and video art, recent design credits include: Torch the Place MTC (Costume Designer), Golden Shield MTC (Associate Designer), Mother Belvoir St/If Productions (Set+Costume), The Australian Ugliness Open House Melbourne/Video Artist: Eugenia Lim (Costume): From Silence The Australian Ballet (Set+Costume), This Year’s Ashes Red Stitch Theatre (Set+Costume), Beached MTC Education (Costume), The Sleeping Beauty The Australian Ballet (Design Associate to Gabriela Tylesova)


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Tahlee Fereday Bio

Tahlee Fereday is a 2017 graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA). Before her studies she was based in Darwin, where she hosted The Breakfast Show with Tahlee on Larrakia Radio 94.5FM. Tahlee’s theatre credits include Astroman (Melbourne Theatre Company), Fallen (She Said Theatre), Love (Dee&Cornelius), which toured to the Venice Biennale after its Melbourne season, and Blackie Blackie Brown (Malthouse Theatre). Tahlee will next be seen in Melbourne Theatre Company’s SLAP. BANG. KISS.

As a First Nations and queer artist, Tahlee is an advocate for representation of minority voices on the mainstage.


Petra Kalive Bio

Petra Kalive is the Associate Director at Melbourne Theatre Company. Having directed Beached, Melbourne Talam and Hungry Ghosts for MTC, Petra has extensive experience as a director, writer and dramaturg of new works for the stage. Petra also directed In the Kingdom of Cha for MTC’s Cybec Electric playreading series and was Assistant Director on MTC’s Constellations. Petra’s other recent work as a director includes the new Australian musical My Brilliant Career, the much-acclaimed Taxithi, which had two sell-out seasons at fortyfivedownstairs, Mirror’s Edge and her own work Oil Babies at Northcote Town Hall.


MTC Education Online is supported by the Victorian Department of Education and Training.