Michaela Di Cesare

Michaela completed her MA at the University of Toronto’s Drama Centre and is a recipient of a MECCA award for Best Text (with a Best Actress and Revelation nomination) and the Launchpad Award for Emerging Artists. She was last seen performing at the Freestanding Room in Montreal playing Marie in Ledges and Sherri in Black Flats. At Black Theatre Workshop she appeared in staged readings of Andrea Scott’s Eating Pomegranates Naked and Leah-Simone Bowen’s The Hallway.  Michaela has performed her one-woman show 8 Ways my Mother was Conceived in Toronto, Montreal, New York City, Ottawa, Hudson, Winnipeg and Stratford. Notable roles include Rosa in The Rose Tattoo, Saura in Titus Andronicus, Jaya Patel in The Arrangement, Mariedl in Holy Mothers and the Young Woman in My Child.  TV credits include Psych OutFatal Vows, A Stranger in My Home and Sex & Ethnicity.

Michaela recently served one year as the Playwright-in-Residence at Imago Theatre where she wrote In Search of Antonietta, a play about Luigi Pirandello’s wife. The year before, she completed the Artist Mentorship Program at Black Theatre Workshop in Playwriting and Acting.


Award Category Year Play
MECCA Award Best text 2011 8 Ways My Mother Was Conceived