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about me

est. 1998

Isabella Cesari is a director, playwright, lyricist, and general theatrical jack-of-all-trades born and raised in Toronto, Canada. An honours graduate of the University of Toronto, Isabella majored in Cinema Studies and completed minors in English and Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies, along with a few physics and astronomy classes along the way. Though she has fond memories of every project, some directing credits she holds particularly dear include Spring Awakening, Carrie: The Musical, and her first original play to be produced, Lady Margaret. Outside of directing, Isabella has designed lighting and projections for Hedwig and the Angry Inch, worked as a production designer on Salt-Water Moon, and given a career-defining performance as a plate in Beauty and the Beast. When not in a theatre or rehearsal hall, she also enjoys embroidery, watching '90s Law & Order, and creating zines to showcase her visual art and writing work. 

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