Born in Cardiff, Wales, Melisa has been living and working in NYC since 2006.
Currently residing in Brooklyn, NY Melisa is currently an MFA student in playwriting at Fordham University (Lincoln Centre) in a partnership with Primary Stages.
Her play PIt received an AEA Showcase production at Theater for the New City, produced by Longview Theater and directed by Jeff Woodbridge (2013) and Melisa is working on a number of writing projects, including a screenplay and her first bilingual work (Welsh/English) which is set in rural North Wales.
Melisa continues with her writing at ESPA/Primary Stages under the guidance of incredible playwrights and all-round inspirational people; Winter Miller, Julian Sheppard, Michelle Bossey, Francine Volpe, Lucy Thurber and Literary Manager Tessa LeNeve. Their support as an organization and as individuals have been invaluable.
Always involved in the Arts from a young age, her resume shows an eclectic yet stern passion for all genres within the Arts. Be it playwriting, directing, acting or producing for television, Melisa has a great dedication to the work. As the former Artistic Director of Programming for leading performance venue "Galapagos Art Space" in Brooklyn, NY, Melisa was thrilled to expand her arts community to include performance artists, producers of literary events and musical artists of all genres.