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Hi, I'm Melanie.

 

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

 

Follow along on social media or check the news section below.  

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*

Brontide

Compartmentalization Storage Facility

Suve (Music Video)

Nicki and Adam

Critical Nexus

Hoosier Hospitality

A Helping Hand

Catan for Two

Vanguard: Illusion

Vanguard: Disdain

Vanguard: Siren

*indicates coming soon

Supporting

Lead

Lead

Lead

Supporting

Lead

Lead

Supporting

Supporting

Lead

Lead

Lead

Supporting

Supporting

Lead

THEATRE

Peach on Earth*

Camino Project 2021*

Constellations*

Sunday Evening

Memory Foam

Amicable

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

Princess Peach

Ensemble

Marianne

Jenny

Natalie

Shannon

Velma

Jenny

Brianna

Lin

Katie

Elly

Ensemble

VOICEOVER

Always Learning

EDUCATION & TRAINING

BA Theatre and Drama- Acting

Minors: Dance & TV/Film

Certificate of Acting

 

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.

Paul Willis, Dir.

Eliaz Rodriguez, Dir.

Rigo Oseguera, Dir.

Kacem Khalife, Dir.

Turf Alexis, Dir.

Jo Throckmorton, Dir.

Nick Heighway, Dir.

Jesse Louden, Dir.

Matthew Brezina, Dir.

Matthew Brezina, Dir.

Matthew Brezina, Dir.

 

Theatre Above the Law** - Tony Lawry

Theatre Y** - Melissa Lorraine

Theatre Above the Law** - Tony Lawry

Rose Valley Theatre - Zlatomir Moldovanski

Paragon Play Fest - Tommy Martin

Theatre Above the Law** - Tony Lawry

Cardinal Stage Co. - Randy White

Bloomington Playwrights - Rob Heller

IU Theatre - Jonathan Michaelson

IU Theatre - Corinne Florentino

IU Theatre 

IU Theatre

IU Theatre

Indiana University Tech Services

Indiana University​ - Bloomington, Indiana

Gaeity School of Acting - Dublin, Ireland

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

LGBTQ+ SHORT FILM TO SCREEN VIRTUALLY IN 2020

Fall of 2019 I shot LGBTQ+ short film Forever as SAM. The film, which was written and produced by Kelsey Carlisle, is getting ready to hit the 2020 festival circuit virtually. 

 

CONTACT

REPRESENTATION

Ambassador Talent

Susan Sherman

 

P: (312) 641-3491

Email

 

180 N Michigan Ave

#533

Chicago, IL 60601

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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. 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!