Playwright/actress returns to LMAC
Actress Michaela Di Cesare returned to Laurier Macdonald High School in St. Léonard on November 26 to speak to a creative writing class about her career. Commissioner for St. Léonard and City Councillor Patricia Lattanzio was on hand and took part in the program. The class, taught by Alessio Giancola, is actually working on script writing at the moment so the timing was perfect. Ms. Lattanzio asked Michaela if she would consider coming back to the school as a mentor, to which she agreed.
CTV report on her visit:
Michaela holds an MA in Theatre from the University of Toronto and an undergraduate degree in Creative Writing & Theatre from Concordia University. She has appeared in many movies, television shows and stage productions and writes her own plays as well. Presently, she is starring in the play Gratitude, which runs until Dec. 2 at the Mainline Theatre. The provocative storyline revolves around 15 year old Dariya, who attends an exclusive Montreal private high school. The elements of first love, peer pressure, sexual identity and cultural discrepancies are woven into the script as well. While the show is recommended for those aged 16 and older, Director Oren Safdie ensured that everything is done tastefully. Michaela, who is much older than 15 in real life, portrays Dariya. “This play is a crucial examination of what happens to young women when autonomy and choice are taken away from them,” she said. For more information call 514 849-FEST (3378) or log on to mainlinetheatre.ca/en/spectacles/gratitude.