Director—Big River

Previously at the Festival: The Cocoanuts

Other Theatres: artistic affiliate at Geva Theatre Center, where she has directed In The Heights, Spamalot!, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, The Marvelous Wonderettes, and Spelling Bee; other directing credits—A Christmas Carol at The Denver Center Theater Company, 2016 and 2017, The Marvelous Wonderettes at Rep Theater of St. Louis, Spamalot! and The Little Mermaid at Arkansas Repertory Theatre, The Comedy of Errors, The Fantasticks, and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare at the Great River Shakespeare Festival; upcoming projects—Hair at Geva and A Christmas Carol at DCPA

Education: BFA in theater from USIU

Professional Affiliations: SDC, AEA, SAG-AFTRA

Website: melissarainanderson.com