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Hi, I'm Melanie.

 

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

 

Follow along on social media, check the news section, or inquire for coaching below. 

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Credits

CREDITS

IMDb | SAG-AFTRAe | EMC

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

FILM

Rendezvous in Chicago

Let's Tattoo Our Newborn Baby*

The West Virginian Starfish

Malady

Goodbye, Janet

Forever

Compartmentalization Storage Facility

Nicki and Adam

Critical Nexus

Vanguard: Siren

*indicates coming soon

Supporting

Lead

Lead

Lead

Lead

Lead

Lead

Lead

Supporting

Supporting

Michael Glover Smith, Dir.

Paul Restivo, Dir.

Hyten Davidson & Tommy Martin, Dir.

Will Schneider, Dir.

Will Schneider, Dir.

Lydia Smyth, Dir.

Eliaz Rodriguez, Dir.

Kacem Khalife, Dir.

Turf Alexis, Dir.

Matthew Brezina, Dir.

THEATRE

Title X

Digging Up Dessa

Eb & Belle

Constellations

Amicable

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

Rachel/Norma/Annie/Kimi

Esther

Cecily

Marianne

Shannon

Jenny

Natalie

Velma

Jenny

Brianna

Lin

Katie

Elly

Ensemble

 

Artemisia Theatre - Julie Proudfoot, Willow James

Theatre Above the Law** - Tony Lawry

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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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VOICEOVER

DePaul University Animation Projects 2022, 2023

Roundtable Learning 

Always Learning - Indiana University Tech Services

Vote Yes for Fairness - Illinois Fair Tax

EDUCATION & TRAINING

BA Theatre and Drama-Acting

Minors: Dance & TV/Film

Certificate of Acting

Emotional Accessibility Workshop

Feminine Comique - Stand Up Comedy

Virtual Auditioning

Advanced Pro On Camera

Advanced Pro On Camera

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

Indiana University​ - Bloomington, Indiana

Gaeity School of Acting - Dublin, Ireland

Alexandra Wright (LA)

Deanna Ortiz (CHI)

AJ Links (CHI)

Janelle Snow (CHI)

Brittani Ward, CSA (CHI)

Cathy Reinking (ATL)

Henry Woronicz (IN)

Andy Hite (CHI)

Robyn Coffin (CHI)

Sarah Cayce, 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

GALLERY

FILM/TV

THEATRE

INSTAGRAM FEED

NEWS

NEWS

JEFF RECOMMENDED PRODUCTION

Our production of Cry It Out  was Jeff RecommendedCome see my directorial debut at Theatre Above the Law March 11-April 2, 2023. You can purchase tickets here.

Contact

CONTACT

REPRESENTATION

Grossman & Jack Talent

(312) 587-1155

213 West Institute Place, Suite 306
Chicago, IL 60610

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teaching

LEARN WITH ME

Actor Coaching + Consulting

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Actors + parents of young actors! Work with me one-on-one or in small groups up to three on Zoom or in my home studio. I will teach you or your child how to analyze text to serve the story, develop character that's authentic to you, and to find your creative process to build the confidence necessary to nail any audition.

Just need someone to be your reader and film + edit your self tape? I got you.

 

Want to improve your actor materials? Need a second look at your self tapes, headshots, resume, website, reels, etc.? I consult too.

Parents of actors - do you have questions on how to get started in the biz, get an agent, and all that jazz? I'm here to help!

 

Available for 30, 45, 60 and 75 minute sessions. Fill out my contact form above to inquire about pricing and services.

Youth On Camera Acting

On camera acting can be a challenge for the young actor whose instinct is to “show” instead of “tell” when what casting is looking for is for actors to bring their authentic self to the work.

 

Actors Training Center in Wilmette gives a practical approach that will help students gain the confidence to say, “I am enough.” Train in ATC's professional studio, getting in front of the camera each week with commercial and film/TV copy and receive adjustments and notes after watching playback.

 

You can also coach with me for auditions or private lessons out of ATC's space. Reach out for more info!

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Children's Musical Theatre

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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 Junior shows, showcases, classes and workshops for K-8th grade students at the Greenhouse Theater in Lincoln Park.

 

All students involved will perform at the Greenhouse Theater Center in Lincoln Park!

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