Presented by CO.AS.IT. and Witcare Hub
An original bilingual play (English-Italian)
written and directed by Carlotta Migliolo.
Followed by Q&A with the audience.
Date: Saturday 13 April 2024.
Time: 3:30-5pm 
Location: CO.AS.IT. 199 Faraday Street, Carlton.
Free Event.
Afternoon Performance 3:30-5pm
Evening Performance 6:30-8pm
Pane di Casa, A Taste of Home follows the story of Elena, an Italian woman, and her migration and settlement process in Australia during the 21st century. Over the course of the play, we see the difficulties she faces and her need to connect with others going through the same journey. Although not devoid of comedic moments, Pane di Casa, A Taste of Home wants to shed light on the silent struggles that new migrants go through, and the everyday obstacles that they face. The play also encourages us to reflect on the individual and collective benefits of choosing kindness when approaching others.
Carlotta Migliolo
Carlotta is an Italian actress and singer, with a strong passion for writing and storytelling. Carlotta has extensive voice and acting training, having trained in Italy, America and Australia. Since officially staring her career as a professional actress in 2018, Carlotta has worked on numerous short movies, theatre plays, feature films, web series, TV pilots and TV commercials.
Mathew Da Via
Mathew’s journey in film began as a Runner on Chak De India, 2006. He then immersed himself in the industry at Run Multimedia, working on over 100 music videos. In 2018, he transitioned to acting, making his debut in Drop. Since then, Mathew has excelled both in front of and behind the camera, earning lead roles in feature films and web series.
Monisha Inserra
Since completing her studies at Film and Television Studio International and Showfit this year, Monisha has already starred as leading roles in two short films. When Monisha is not acting, she can be found singing, dancing, and spending time with her large family. Coming from an Italian background, she is extremely honoured to be a part of this beautiful play.
Janine McGrath
Janine is an actor, dance teacher and choreographer. She’s spent most of her life pursuing arts & entertainment. She trained at Howard Fine Studios, TAT, and Film & Television Studio Int., along with various acting workshops. She’s had roles in 12 short films, 3 indi Features, TVC’s and play readings, and was awarded Best Actress in the CAT Summer Readings 2023.
Josephine Boffa
Josephine’s fascination for acting started when she was a teenager watching Hollywood classic movies with her mother, and remains to this day. Josephine enjoys the process of being an actor, creating characters and affecting audiences. She trained with Actors Pulse, Screen Actors Australia, Brave Studios (Australia), and Stella Adler (USA). Josephine has performed on stage, in independent films, web series, promotional and training videos.
Marina Bartolameazzi
Marina, born in Verona, Italy, has a diverse background, having lived in the UK, Spain, and Australia since 2015. She is passionate about promoting Italian culture and language, working as a language teacher and in language course publishing. Marina previously shared her migrant experience on both radio and video, and she made her acting debut in the Indian movie 7:11PM.
Rishi Kanojia
Rishi is a passionate working actor with over 6 years of experience in theatre & film acting, as well as being experienced in managing different areas of a production. Rishi has previously directed two plays, Shazada and Darjaa, in Melbourne, and he’s continuously seeking opportunities in theatre and on screen. He’s currently associated with Khelaiya Productions, an independent NFP theatre.
Darshini Nadarajan
Darshini is a Malaysian actress with Chinese and Indian mixed ethnicity. Darshini is highly energetic and a bubbly turtle-lover who loves acting and modelling. Darshini has experience in commercials, television shows, film, music video, corporate videos, corporate safety videos and training videos. She is now making her debut in theatre thanks to the production Pane di Casa.
This show is presented by CO.AS.IT. in partnership with Witcare Hub.
Witcare Hub
Created with the support of CO.AS.IT. Melbourne and INAS Australia, Witcare Hub is a project aimed at assisting newly arrived Italians and enhancing the inclusiveness of the Italian community towards new migrants. Among the objectives of Witcare Hub is to support and encourage emerging cultural, artistic and social projects by the new talents who belong to our community.
Image courtesy Carlotta Migliolo. Photography Karim Ghantous.