About Melissa

Melissa Mowry is a Brooklyn-based director and teaching artist.  Originally from Virginia Beach, Virginia, Melissa has a BA in Music Industry and Drama from Randolph-Macon College, and her MFA in Directing from The Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University. 

In 2016, Melissa co-founded, Secret6Train Production, a web-based production company, where she  directed the 5iveSenses Short Film Series. She has also worked with The Lower Eastside Shakespeare Company, The WP Theatre, The Tank, Women of Color Productions, The Secret Theatre, The Ume Group, New York Fringe Festival, and The New Group in New York; Virginia Repertory Theatre and Cadence Theatre Company in Virginia and the Kattaikkuttu Sangam and Gurukulam in Tamil Nadu, India.

Recent projects have included: Lost Sock Laundry, Astoria Queens (Wild Project), Trouble In Mind (Rutger University), If Women Rose Rooted (The Tank), where love lies fallow (The Shed),Lonestar (TheatreLab), My Sister, My Sister (HB Playwrights Theater), (DE)CODED (New York Fringe Festival), Lack of Milk (Hudson Guild Theater), Rest in Pieces (Secret Theater), The Slave (ASDS Repertory Season), The Audition (ASDS Repertory Season), Proof (ASDS Repertory Season), North of Providence (ASDS Repertory Season), Bee (Lower Eastside Shakespeare Co.), and the 5iveSenses Film Series (Secret6Train Productions).