Ciao è benvenuto!
Born in Ottawa, Ontario, and adopted by first-generation immigrants, I am a proud Italo-Canadian artist. Whether humming along to my father’s off-key renditions of Andrea Bocelli, or listening to Stuart McLean on the kitchen radio with mom, I’ve always been drawn to storytelling. As a child, my summers were spent running around barefoot in my father’s birth village, nestled between mountains and the sea in the province of Abruzzo. I developed a deep love of language, travel and all things boisterous, which led to a career in the arts.
Some of my favourite performance credits include: The Lady of the Lake in Spamalot!, and Nana in Michel Tremblay’s For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again. Working on Love+Hate (SummerWorks), with Ottawa’s nine-member pop band The PepTides, both informed and launched my work as a director. Drawing from my training in both musical theatre performance (St Lawrence College) and theatre (University of Ottawa), I facilitated in curating their albums into a song cycle. Most recently, I directed and co-produced The Boat Show by Genevieve Adam, an immersive sailing experience on Lake Ontario at Toronto’s Harbourfront (The Lost Souls Collective).
Arriverderci, which is my favourite Italian saying, until we meet again.