Marisa Vitolo is a contributing writer for the theatre review section. “There’s no better job than getting paid to go to the theatre and write about it.” Her love of theatre started when she was a young girl and she saw her first Broadway show, “Annie.” Coming from a background of artists; one uncle was a painter and designer, another was an Off Broadway actor and singer with the Metropolitan Opera House, and her dad dabbled in the cabaret circuit, Marisa has always been surrounded by art and culture and has a great appreciation for all aspects of it. She even attended NYC’s prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology for a short time studying fashion design. She has dabbled in music, playing the saxophone in high school, and later moving on to guitar, which she admits she is still a novice at. She is also an avid sports fan and loves to read books, listen to music, but most of all, backpack around the globe.