Lake Zurich teen thrives at acting, modeling
Kayla Kosatka (left) has modeled for a Chicago agency and acted in multiple theater productions put on by District 95 and the Improv Playhouse Acting Conservatory in Libertyville. | Contributed photo
Updated: November 29, 2012 11:59AM
LAKE ZURICH — Kayla Kosatka has modeled for a Chicago agency and acted in multiple theater productions of School District 95 and the Improv Playhouse in Libertyville.
Her versatility has earned her multiple major roles — some of which have been male. The Lake Zurich High School freshman recently stepped into the shoes of Mr. Dussel for the Improv Playhouse’s production of “The Diary of Anne Frank” on Veterans Day weekend.
Kosatka, 15, said she declined the offer to play a female version of the role to stay true to the script and story. She previously played the male lion in C.S. Lewis’ “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.”
She plans to audition for LZHS plays and aspires to a career in television.
Q: How long have you lived in Lake Zurich?
A: My whole life.
Q: Do you have any siblings?
A: I have a brother named James who just graduated from LZHS last year.
Q: What do you like about Lake Zurich?
A: I like how excited we get about events that take place in town — like dance competitions and sporting events.
Q: What is your favorite community event?
A: Alpine Fest.
Q: What is your favorite restaurant or entertainment venue?
A: Hackney’s! It’s right by the lake, and they have the best burgers there ever. I’ve basically been going there my whole life. My cousin stopped being a vegetarian because of Hackney’s.
Q: What inspired you to get involved in theater?
A: Usually, when you’re a kid, that’s when you want to start to pursue an interest. I wasn’t really ever sporty, and I decided that I wanted to be in a musical at Seth Paine (Elementary School). I loved it, and since then I’ve felt like I found something I really enjoyed doing. I liked being on stage. I liked acting. I liked singing and dancing, and I thought that was something I could do.
Q: What are your future career/volunteer goals?
A: If I never get to be an actress or a dancer, I’d like to be a reporter or maybe even have my own talk show. It’d be cool to be on TV.
Q: What is your proudest moment or greatest achievement?
A: The two-minute monologue I did at the Hyatt Regency in front of about 2,500 people for a casting call for modeling and acting agencies. I am accepted by a modeling agency in Chicago, called BMG Modeling, and I have been with them for about a year.
Q: What are you reading?
A: I just read the book “Huckleberry Finn.” I looked over it a few times and started reading a few chapters and really liked it. I don’t like a lot of the modern books.
Q: What is your favorite movie?
Q: What’s on your iPod?
A: My favorite musicians are Queen, One Direction and Mac Miller.
Q: What is your favorite Chicago sports team?
A: The White Sox.