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You can find Mêlisa's plays at https://newplayexchange.org/

Mêlisa is an award winning playwright, and as a playwright her plays have been developed and presented at and with Playwrights Horizons, BMG, Rosalind Productions, Primary Stages, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Parity Productions, The Lark with Dorset Theater Festival at the Theresa Rebeck Writers Colony, Clutch Productions, Parsnip Ship, The New School,  The Lark, The National Arts Club, The Playground Experiment, Rattlestick Theater (Jam).

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Of Spacious Skies - A Radio Series

Winner of the True West Awards, CO, 2021

Of Spacious Skies is an audio drama anthology series set in the American west, with stories spanning eras and genres.  "It’s a fair bet that no one has envisioned, planned and pulled off a creative endeavor as expansive as “Of Spacious Skies.”  –John Moore

Transatlantic Tales

produced by AboutFace Theater - Winner of the Spirit of the Festival Award, 2021, Origin New York Irish Festival

 

DIRECTOR - CYFARWYDDWRAIG

A Selection of Work

Mêlisa loves working on new plays, old play, teleplays, all plays.  Proud to have directed Henry Award winning musical Matilda The Musical for Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center.

Disgraced, Shadowland Stages
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Worth of Water by Tira Palmquist
The Clinic, by Will Brumley
Lucky 13, Athena Film Festival
Director Primary Stages Gala 2019
The Night Alive
Something in The Ground by Theresa Rebeck
Disgraced
Worth of Water by Tira Palmquist
Matilda the Musical
Q&A Lucky 13, Athena Film Festival
Disgraced
A Christmas Carol (associate) Primary Stages
Disgraced
Worth of Water by Tira Palmquist
The Worth Of Water Workshop
Circle Mirror Transformation
Hamlet
Hamlet
Worth of Water by Tira Palmquist
Lucky 13, Athena Film Festival
Mystery of Love and Sex
The Night Alive
The Night Alive
Disgraced
Shadowland Stages
Director Primary Stages Gala 2019
Matilda
Matilda
The Night Alive
Ambassadors Theater Group, London
Disgraced
Matilda
 
 

About

Work Bio

Mêlisa is an award winning playwright (Parity Commission Winner, Margaret Lamb Prize), and as a playwright her plays have been developed and presented at and with Rosalind Productions, Primary Stages, Parity Productions, The Lark with Dorset Theater Festival at the Theresa Rebeck Writers Colony, Clutch Productions, BMG, Parsnip Ship, The New School, ESPA*Drills, The Lark, The National Arts Club NYC, The Playground Experiment, Rattlestick Theater (Jam).

Upcoming: A new musical "The King's Wife" written with Grammy Award Nominee Jamie Floyd (you can follow us on instagram @thekingswifemusical and hear some songs from the show!). The musical will be receiving a reading in 2022 at Playwrights Horizons, NYC.

TV and Commercial writing include; Jessy & Nessy (Amazon Studios), Trader Joe's Frequent Flyer segments, and Conde Nast online videos.  Mêlisa was lead writer on radio series For Spacious Skies which was awarded the True West Award, CO.  Mêlisa's short play for Zoom,"Beginnings" was awarded the Spirit of The Festival Award, 2021, Ireland. 

As a director, Mêlisa has had the pleasure of working with and at; Red Bull Theater, NYC (Something in The Ground by Theresa Rebeck), Primary Stages, NYC (A Walk With Heifetz, The Clinic, A Christmas Carol), The Ambassadors Theatre Group, London (Tom & Jerry Vs Fred Quimby by James Inverne), The Arcola Theater, London (Remember the Future by Yasmine Lever), Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center CO (Matilda, the Musical - winner of the Henry Award for best musical), Athena Film Festival NYC (Lucky 13 by Denise Meyers), Shadowland Stages (The Night Alive, Mystery of Love & Sex, Disgraced), Rattlestick Theater NYC (Various Readings), Clutch Productions at HERE Art Space NYC (The Worth of Water), Tangent Theater NY (Circle Mirror Transformation), Queens College NYC (Hairspray, Xanadu, Mary Poppins), Rebellious Subjects NYC (Henry V, Twelfth Night), The Playground Experiment NYC, New York University NYC, Theater Masters FL. 

   

Personal essays have been published in several major publications (The Western Mail, Cara, Dinesydd, Salon, HowlRound), and she is a frequent contributor to the BBC, BBC Wales, BBC Radio Wales.  

 

Mêlisa also teaches at the NYU Tisch Dramatic Writing program in NYC. 

 

Mêlisa is also a fluent Welsh speaker. Diolch am ddod i'r wefan.

 

PLAYWRIGHT

Charlie's Waiting
The King's Wife
Beginnings
United Front
Pit
George Bell
The Kings Wife
Keep Calm and Carry On (reading)
Fir For A King
George Bell
Keep Calm and Carry On
Misc Writing
Aberfan
United Front
Reading
George Bell
Pit
Fit For A King
Fit For A King
Interview
Rehearsal
Charlie's Waiting
Pit
MFA Gang
About Face
Tangent
Fit For A King
United Front
Keep Calm and Carry On
Essay
 

PRODUCER

Mêlisa has been lucky enough to use her skills from a previous life managing, coordinating and producing for TV, events and Galas to pivot during this crazy year into producing a whole lot more.  Some details below. 

Spring, 2022

GLIMPSE
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY THERESA REBECK

THE WAVES IN QUARANTINE
BY LISA PETERSON.

May, 2021

A musical in 6 movements.  Presented by Berkeley Rep Theater, Written and Directed by Lisa Peterson, Created by Lisa Peterson and Raúl Esparza.  Featuring: Raúl Esparza, Nikki Renée Daniel, Alice Ripley, Carmen Cusack, Many Narayan.  Music by David Bucknam and Adam Gwon.  

 
 

CONTACT ME

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Sometimes I'm in a writing cave, other times I'm in rehearsal... In other words, I'm not the fastest at getting back to you, so feel free to prod me.

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