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Hi, I'm Melanie.

 

I'm a Chicago-based actor, writer, director and teacher. When I'm not on set or rehearsal, I'm in class, at a film festival, or writing screenplays. 

 

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REEL

 
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CREDITS

IMDb | SAG-AFTRAe | EMC

Height: 5'7" | Hair: Blonde | Eyes: Brown

FILM

Rendezvous in Chicago

Malady*

Goodbye, Janet*

Forever*

Compartmentalization Storage Facility

Nicki and Adam

Critical Nexus

Vanguard: Siren

*indicates coming soon

Supporting

Lead

Lead

Lead

Lead

Lead

Supporting

Supporting

THEATRE

Constellations

Peach on Earth

Amicable

Camino Project 2021*

Sunday Evening

Memory Foam

West Side Story

Billy Witch

Good Kids

Great American Trailer Park Musical

Bachelorette

Sunday on the Rocks

Vagina Monologues

*indicates coming soon

**indicates company member

Marianne

Princess Peach

Shannon

Ensemble

Jenny

Natalie

Velma

Jenny

Brianna

Lin

Katie

Elly

Ensemble

VOICEOVER

Always Learning

Vote Yes for Fairness

EDUCATION & TRAINING

BA Theatre and Drama- Acting

Minors: Dance & TV/Film

Certificate of Acting

 

Soar Workshop - Elite Acting Program

Shakespeare Acting

Acting for Musical Theatre

Acting for Camera

Audition for Film & TV

Voice

SAFD Combat

Movement

Devising Theatre​​

 

Dance: Hip-Hop, Jazz, Modern, Ballet, and Tap

Michael Glover Smith, Dir.

Will Schneider, Dir.

Will Schneider, Dir.

Lydia Smyth, Dir.

Eliaz Rodriguez, Dir.

Kacem Khalife, Dir.

Turf Alexis, Dir.

Matthew Brezina, Dir.

 

Theatre Above the Law** - Tony Lawry

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Theatre Y** - Melissa Lorraine

Rose Valley Theatre - Zlatomir Moldovanski

Paragon Play Fest - Tommy Martin

Cardinal Stage Co. - Randy White

Bloomington Playwrights - Rob Heller

IU Theatre - Jonathan Michaelson

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Indiana University Tech Services

Illinois Fair Tax

Indiana University​ - Bloomington, Indiana

Gaeity School of Acting - Dublin, Ireland

Cathy Reinking (ATL)

Henry Woronicz (IN)

Andy Hite (CHI)

Robyn Coffin (CHI)

Sarah Clark, CSA (CHI)

Melissa Foster (CHI)

Ciarian O'Grady (DUB, Ireland)

Adam McLean (IN), Stephanie Courtney (DUB, Ireland)

Clare Maguire (DUB, Ireland)

SPECIAL SKILLS

Dialects: RP British, Southern, Dublin Irish, Chicagoan, New Yorker

 

GALLERY

FILM

THEATRE

 

NEWS

NOW STREAMING:

CONSTELLATIONS

I return to Theatre Above the Law as MARIANNE in Constellations by Nick Payne alongside Ross Compton.  Streaming February 4-28, 2021. Purchase your stream HERE.

 

CONTACT

REPRESENTATION

Grossman & Jack Talent

(312) 587-1155

213 West Institute Place, Suite 306
Chicago, IL 60610

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TAKE CLASS WITH ME

 
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Kids Actor Workshop (ages 8-12)

Take the stage and become a playwright all in one class. Young actors will perform scenes, monologues and songs, as well as, create characters and sets to hit every section of the acting world. This class culminates in a showcase of work created throughout the session.

Private Actor Coaching

Work with me one-on-one on Zoom or in my home studio to learn actor tools, text analysis, develop character and advance your technique. Want to improve your materials? I consult too. Available for 30, 45, or 60 minute sessions.

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Children's Musical Theatre

A unique theatre experience where students meet new people, develop interpersonal skills, build confidence, and enhance self-esteem while creatively challenging their bodies, voices and hearts. Offerings include Tots classes, Junior shows, showcases classes and workshops on the North Shore and Chicagoland area for preschool-8th grade students. All students involved will perform on stage!