Our volunteer Isabela gives her thoughts on MCT

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1. Tell us about yourself.


I am a 24 year old that loves theatre in any shape or form. I was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and moved to Canada about four years ago to pursue my career in the Arts. I am a graduate of St Clair College’s Music Theatre Performance Program and would not be able to choose between singing, acting and dancing for my life. I love sunsets, coasters and most of all, puppies.


2. How has your experience with MCT been so far?


MCT has been so incredibly welcoming to me. They were my first contact with the Toronto Arts “world” after I moved here and I couldn’t have chosen a better place to start. Everyone is so helpful and receptive. They made sure I was getting the best experience I possibly could and getting exacly what I wanted out of the internship – which in some places doesn’t happen.


3. What do you intend to gain from being an intern at MCT?


I have focused so much of my time focused on my craft on stage that I forgot how important the producing and creative parts of it are. I wanted to learn more about how a theatre company works and MCT was kind enough to let me learn from them.


4. What exactly drew you to MCT?


There is something so special about theatre made by people who actually want to make a difference with the Arts. Everything MCT does has an intention, a purpose. I realized theatre had to be my career when I understood how important it is to the communities around it. I always looked for a purpose in life, a way to help the world, and that is what theatre is – it makes people reflect or even just crack a smile. When I found out what kind of work MCT focused on, it only made sense to me to connect with them.


5. Where do you see yourself in the next 2-3 years?


Working with what I love and making a difference to others – hopefully.


6. Finally, what do you like about theatre?


Life is hard as it is. There is so much to worry about and so many awful things that happen in the world every day. However, you can be having the worst day of your life – like, you lost your job, ended a relationship and spilled coffee on your favorite dress on your way home – and theatre will get your mind off of it. There is something magical about seating down in a theatre that makes you forget about everything else, even if it is just for 60 minutes. I love that.