Originally from Newfoundland, Mikaela is a writer and performer who now makes her home in Toronto. An improviser for over a decade, Mikaela has training in solo improvisation, mask, Commedia dell’Arte, clown, storytelling and Alexander technique.
Having performed with companies all over Canada and the U.S., her recent theatre credits include: Arm’s Length (Summerworks festival); A Rustling (Playwrights of Spring Festival); Sky (Rabbittown Theatre Productions); Buried Child (Beothuck Street Players); Comedy of Errors (SBTS); My Name is Rachel Corrie (Forest Productions) and Reflections on Giving Birth to a Squid (Parent Productions).
Her dramatic work has brought her to stages across both the United States and Canada, and her acting has been called ‘intense’, ‘honest’, and ‘shattering’. Recently, she has been touring her solo shows, Dying Hard and Epic Pitch, which have won multiple critical and audience awards.
After obtaining her B.A. from Memorial University, she attended the University of Toronto where she completed her M.A. in Drama. She has appeared in short films at both the Edmonton and Queens, NY international film festivals and in the Toronto ScreamFest film festival. She appeared in the ensemble for the sketch comedy pilot 6 Billion Degrees and as the female lead opposite Canadian rockers Slim Twig and Gord Downie in Sight Unseen, a feature film.
Mikaela has an extensive comedy resume including a variety of sketch comedy, stand-up and improv. She has appeared at comedy cabarets in New York, Ottawa, Victoria, Winnipeg and Toronto. She was an original member of Bea Arthur (The Improv Group) and Rulers of the Universe. In 2013 she appeared with members of the Bad Dog Repertory Players and Tony Ho for Tony Ho’s Peak Falls, as well as with members of Sex T-Rex, Peter N’ Chris and Theatre Brouhaha for the Storefront Theatre’s Special Constables.