Performing Arts Faculty
Melissa is an actress and Designated Linklater Voice teacher. She performs regularly on many local stages including New Repertory Theatre, Gloucester Stage Company, and Stoneham Theatre.
Melissa's most influential training has been from her extensive and continuing study with world-renowned voice teacher, Kristin Linklater. She is also on the faculty at Shakespeare & Company and teaches regularly in their intensive training programs. She has previously taught in the Music Performance Department of The Boston Conservatory. Melissa teaches and coaches locally at companies including Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Actor's Shakespeare Project, New Repertory Theatre, Lyric Stage Company, Stoneham Theatre, and Wheelock Family Theatre. She has acted locally at such companies including Gloucester Stage Company, New Repertory Theatre, and Stoneham Theatre. Melissa is a member of the Actors' Equity Association, and the Voice and Speech Trainers Association.
Office: Para 428
Current CoursesActing 2: Voice and Text (TH124)
AdvAct: Adv Improvisation (TH421)
Advanced Acting Topics: Craft and Practice in the Art Department (TH421)
Advanced Acting Topics: Film and TV Acting (TH421)
Advanced Acting Topics: Musical Theatre for Actors (TH421)
Advanced Acting Topics: Performance Project (TH421)
Advanced Acting Topics: Theatre of the Oppressed (TH421)
Advanced Acting Topics: Voice and Text (TH421)
Advanced Acting Topics:: Improv Comedy: Upright Citizens Brigade (TH421)
Advanced Acting: Film and Television Acting (TH421)