Gisela Adisa – Actress – Broadway (1776)

Gisela Adisa
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know film, television, and Broadway actress Gisela Adisa. In this episode, we chat about her being the child of immigrant parents and growing up on the East Coast. We talk about what their hopes for their children were; and how those hopes panned out. Then we discuss some of her film projects, and some of her theatrical works. I ask tons of questions about working with Dule Hill, Giancarlo Esposito, and the great Mario Van Peebles; and she explains how she restrains herself from acting like a smitten schoolgirl in front of these talented dreamboats! (My words, not hers). Next we move onto the subject of the writers’ strike, and how it also affects the stage. Finally, Gisela tells us everything we need to know about this new touring revival production of 1776; where she plays Sam Adams. Plus, we talk about the diverse nature of this cast, and why this kind of ‘out of the box’ casting is necessary.