Rose Ottavi-Kokkoris


Rose Ottavi-Kokkoris has been performing since 2007, when, in an effort to re-enter the world after childbirth, she attempted a comedy course called “Stand Up Comedy For Beginners And The Terrified”. This sparked a journey since then through stand-up, into character comedy, cabaret and most recently, the creation of a dinner and a show concept called Mamma Rosa’s MastaPasta Classes which have been in existence for five years and are currently held in the Italian Club of North Hobart, Tasmania.

Rose is passionate about storytelling, and does so through her characters, with humor and songs, and has brought her performance to many festivals and events throughout Tasmania and the mainland. She has also appeared in many locally produced short films (Dish Communication, The Jelly Wrestler, There is no I in Island), been an extra on the award-winning series Rosehaven, has MC’d at Mona, Festival of Voices, The Taste of Tasmania and the Italian Festa, and is currently working on writing a cookbook which incorporates the recipes of her childhood shared in her pasta classes, and those shared in her cafe Patanella (2014-1019)

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