Director—Macbeth

Previously at the Festival: director, Big River, 2018, and The Cocoanuts, 2016

Other Theatres: the Repertory Theater of St. Louis, the regional premiere of The Play that Goes Wrong and The Wolves; Denver Center Theater Company, A Christmas Carol, 2016, 2017, 2018; Geva Theater Center, In the Heights, HAIR, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Spamalot, Spelling Bee and The Marvelous Wonderettes; Great River Shakespeare Festival, The Comedy of Errors, Complete Works, The Fantasticks; upcoming—La Cage at Geva, The Wolves at Syracuse Stage, Romeo and Juliet at Redhouse Arts Center

Television: as an actor—Law and Order SVU guest star,  Lipstick Jungle guest star

Awards: Best Musical Houston Press Award, Next to Normal (director)

Education: BFA in theatre, USIU

Professional Affiliations: SDC, Actors’ Equity Association, affiliate artist at Geva Theater Center; SAG-AFTRA

Website: melissarainanderson.com