Q and A with Tessa Sottosanto


Photo by Richard Meyer

Sottosanto will star as Jo in the spring musical. She credits her mom for inspiring her to try out for an on stage role.

Angelia Alvarado, Staff Writer

Tessa Sottosanto, sophomore, is starring as the lead role in Plainfield South’s musical production of Little Women. Sottosanto has been involved in theater since seventh grade and is excited to take on the role.

When did you first get into theater?
Sottosanto: The first show I did was in 7th grade for Alice in Wonderland Jr. The year after I also did the middle school show, but I didn’t really get into it until my freshman madrigals.

Who inspired you to get into theater?
Sottosanto: At first I was just going to do backstage until my mom really encouraged me to do on stage. She’s always been very supportive when I’ve wanted to do shows, so my mom did.

Did you ever see yourself getting the lead in a play?
Sottosanto: I was hoping that eventually I would, but I had no idea it was going to be this one. It’s really exciting.

How does it feel to play a lead role as a sophomore while the rest of the cast is older?
Sottosanto: It’s very exciting to me, especially since I already know most of the cast. I’m super happy to be spending a lot of time with them this semester considering that for most of them, it’s their last one.

Do you have any advice for those who want to try acting in the future?
Sottosanto: My advice would be to just go for it. Auditions and things like it can be super stressful, but that’s only a small amount of the experience. Rehearsals and shows are so much fun and the people you meet are absolutely amazing, so just go for it.