Directors

Directors and Stage Manager of La Mandragola

Teresa Lobalsamo

Teresa Lobalsamo

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Teresa is Lecturer of Italian and Italian Program Coordinator at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM). She received her Ph.D. in 2012 from the University of Toronto in Italian Studies. Her main specializations are Italian Cinema and Italian Cinema Pedagogy. Teresa is dedicated to enhancing the students’ undergraduate experience at UTM and forging strong alliances between the community and the campus. Teresa thus eagerly awaits the show dates when audiences will have the chance to see the fruits of the young actors’ work as their talents and linguistic abilities shine through in performances of Matrimonio all’italiana (a personal favourite of hers). Together with her colleagues Fortunato Trione and Joanne Granata, Teresa proudly carries on the innovative curriculum behind the Maschere duemondi theatrical productions, first established by her mentors and friends Salvatore Bancheri, Michael Lettieri, and Guido Pugliese. Teresa wishes to warmly thank the Italian Community throughout the GTA and her family and friends for their unmatched support.

To the 2017 Maschere duemondi cast: Lucky and full of pride is the instructor who has a classroom full of learners like each of you.

Adriana Grimaldi

Adriana Grimaldi

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Adriana Grimaldi is a Part-Time Lecturer at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM).  She received her Ph.D. in 2014 from the University of Toronto in Italian Studies.  Her specialization is Renaissance Studies.  Adriana is proud to be part of such a long-standing and honoured tradition as the Italian Play.  She would like to thank her colleagues for this tremendous opportunity, and she looks forward to the performances of La mandragola which will undoubtedly showcase the students' talent and dedication.