Alumnus Hannah Misera stars in Fahrenheit 451



Hannah Misera has theater in her DNA. You can find her singing with her sister in videos on Instagram or just singing around her house. Performing has always played a huge part in Hannah’s life.

Now, this 2013 BA graduate is continuing her love for performance in college as a sophomore at IUP.

Hannah has been into acting ever since she was young. Both Hannah and her younger sister Grace, a tenth grader at BA, took a year off of school to focus on singing and acting, auditioning for plays on Broadway.

Their parents share their love of theater and preforming.

Dave and Amy Misera have performed in many shows thoughout there lives including recent and well-known local plays Les Miserable and Sweeney Todd.

Hannah herself participated in quite a few plays at Bellwood- Antis, Hello Dolly, Oklahoma, Annie (2005), Cinderella, Finian’s Rainbow, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat to name a few.

“She’s really talented, and I’m really proud of all she’s done,” said Grace Misera.

Outside of school and into college Hannah as participated in many other plays like The Music Man and Into the Woods. Last spring at IUP Hannah participated in the spring musical The Pajama Game.

“It was really fun to do,” said Hannah.

This semester, Hannah is starring in Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451.  The play opens tonight at 8 p.m. at Waller Hall Mainstage, at the IUP Performing Arts Center.  The show runs until November 15.

One of Bradbury’s best works, this dystopian novel, shows the issues of government and the effects of technology on literature and society.

Hannah is playing Mildred Montag, the wife of the main character, Guy Montag. Mildred represents what society has become in Fahrenheit 451.

“My character’s very catatonic and more involved in the TV world. There are these TV shows, basically like reality TV, that she gets very involved in, and she doesn’t understand the need for books or knowledge. That causes a lot of tension between the main character and her,” said Hannah

“She’s a really fun character because she’s really nasty,” she adds.

Bellwood-Antis AP literature and 11th grade students read Bradbury’s novel in school with teachers, Miss. Trostle and Mrs. Bartlett.

“Because it was on my reading list at AP lit it helped me a lot for this particular play. My English classes really helped me feed into the character, understanding words of literature and helping people,” Hannah said. “By giving me the tools I need to trust myself and giving me a lot of creative liberty I guess he teachers basically taught me to trust myself, and I know what I’m good at and how to be a confident individual so I can pursue what I want.”

After college Hannah has big dreams for her future career.

“I would love to be able to work as an actress for a short amount of time. I get to work in production, TV production. That’s why my minor is Media and my majors Theater,” she said.



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