Maissa Bessada

Yasmeen Stanislavski

Several years ago Maissa co-wrote and performed Power Steering 101 in the Fringe Theatre Festival in Toronto and Kingston. She also co-wrote and performed in KISSMA: The Search For Diana, a full-length motion picture that was showcased in the Toronto and Montreal Film Festivals and distributed throughout the Middle East.

While living in Egypt she helped create, workshop and produce an improv comedy show for ART (Arab Radio and Television Network), the pilot of which was picked up for five 60-minute episodes. Currently she writes, produces and voices corporate videos for an assortment of clients.

In 2010/2011 Maissa wrote and performed in two play adaptations; Pandora’s Box and How The Raven Stole the Sun for the Pandora’s Box Salon in Aurora, Ontario. She’s also written a couple of novels that are eagerly anticipating their emergence into the world at large.

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