Skeleton Crew by Dominique Morisseau

Melissa is currently directing Skeleton Crew by Dominique Morisseau as part of Summit Performance Indianapolis' 5th Season. Performances run February 25th - March 13th at the Phoenix Theatre Cultural Centre.


Collaboration with playwright Makaela Shealy and Kervigo Theater Ensemble

Melissa is excited to begin collaborations on a new work by Makaela Shealy as part of Kervigo Theater Ensemble's inagural season.


Mr. Lee by Darryl Wharton-Rigby presented as part of Actors Circle Ensemble's PICPlays

Melissa will be directing a new short pla as part of the Actors Circle Ensemble's PICPlay short play festival on July 11th at 8 PM EST.


Melissa to Direct Reading of 20 Broken Legs

Melissa is excited to be collaborating with playwright, Meny Berior, on his new work 20 Broken Legs. The reading will take place virtually on Wednesday, May 27th at 6:30 PM EST.

Flowers on Wood

Melissa to Direct Lonestar as part of Hudson Guild Theatre's Winterfest.

Melissa is excited to once again be working with playwright, Jared Chamber on his powerful play Lonestar. More information to come soon.


 Melissa to Direct I Have a Dream at Virginia Repertory Theatre

Melissa will be directing I Have a Dream, a show that explores the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as part of the company's educational tour.


Trouble in Mind by Alice Childress

Melissa will be directing Alice Childress' provocative play Trouble in Mind at Rutger University as part of Mason Gross School of The Performing Arts' 20th Century Project.


Lost Sock Laundry by Ivan Faute

Melissa will be directing a reading of Lost Sock Laundry by Ivan Faute at Theatre Row as part of The Broadway Bound Theatre Festival.


Melissa will be directing a new work by playwright, Brittany Fisher, as part of Cadence Theatre Company's Pipeline New Works Fellowship. In partnership with Virginia Repertory Theatre, the Pipeline New Works Fellowships gives emerging playwrights the opportunity to develop new work under the guidance and mentorship of playwright, David Lindsay-Abaire.


New Collaboration with Director, Melody Erfani

Melissa will be starring in and collaborating on a new work with, director, Melody Erfani. The play will explore the live of the Fossett Family, a family of slaves owned by Thomas Jefferson. The piece will be presented as part  a  Drama League new work residency.