Melanie is a storyteller investigating uncomfortable truths through her queer Jewish lens. Her short films have been mentioned in Honeysuckle MagazineAmoMama, and ScreenAnarchy

 

Her latest short, DRESS CODE (Official Selection NewFest), follows an introverted poetry student who experiments with her image in an effort to be seen. Melanie played the lead in the short film JO directed by Justine Williams (Yale School of Drama). The film focuses on a day in the life of a grieving teen exploring her possible queerness while preparing, not well, for her Bat Mitzvah.

 

Prior to her move to the north, Melanie wrote, directed, and starred as an anxious comedian in the short film CHOKE ARTIST (Official Selection Lighthouse International Film Festival). It recently streamed for Pride month on ThirdWing, a new streaming service. Melanie is the co-writer of BROOKLYN NO-NAMES, a heartfelt comedy produced Off-Broadway in the SheNYC Summer Theater Festival. She starred in the production with co-writer Marisa Jones, and it was awarded Best Script of the 2018 festival. 

 

Melanie has trained with Joan Scheckel, Bob Krakower, and Sally Allen. She's skilled in Meisner, "The Style" (The Actor's Gang), Fitzmaurice, and Rasa boxes. Melanie lives in Brooklyn and is currently revising the CHOKE ARTIST half-hour comedy pilot. Texas State University: B.F.A. Acting. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2010 - present

2010 - present