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As a writer, Melisa's plays have been developed at and with Parity Productions, The Lark and Dorset Theater Festival at the Theresa Rebeck Writers Colony, The New School, Primary Stages, ESPA*Drills (2014), The Lark, The National Arts Club NYC, The Playground Experiment, and RAL. She also had the joy of writing an episode for Amazon Studio's upcoming series for children (to be announced soon). Mêlisa is currently working on a new musical with Grammy Award Nominee Jamie Floyd (details to be announced soon).

Personal essays have been published in several major publications, and she is a frequent contributor to the BBC. Mêlisa also teaches at the NYU Tisch Dramatic Writing program in NYC.

As a director and dramaturge, Mêlisa has had the pleasure of working with and at Primary Stages, NY, The Ambassadors Theatre Group, London, The Arcola Theater, London, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center CO, Shadowland Stages NY, Tangent Theater NY, Queens College NYC, Rebellious Subjects NYC, The Playground Experiment NYC, New York University NYC, Theater Masters FL.