On Stage

In 2008, under the banner of her company, Fault Line Theatre, Melissa premiered her first one-woman show called Lupe: Undone.  The show was a site specific extravaganza as part of the Toronto Fringe Festival and went on to be named a Critic’s Pick, Best Production and Best Performance for Melissa.  Lupe: Undone was awarded Best of the Fringe and held over at the Diesel Playhouse.  The show was subsequently invited to be a part of the UNO Festival (Intrepid Theatre) in Victoria, British Columbia and the Oh Solo Mio Festival in London. Lupe: Undone continues to shake up audiences, and was nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award in the category of Best Solo Show in 2009.

On the heels of the success of Lupe: Undone, Melissa wrote and produced the sold-out hit A Very Lupe Xmas and the original musical Lupe’s Next Top Lupe.  The character Lupe was even crowned a Hero of 2008 by popular website torontoist.com alongside politicians and business tycoons!


ACTOR
Lupe: Undone Lead Live Show Fault Line Productions
Apricots Officer/Sarit Live Show Summerworks – Adam Lazarus
Coast Of Utopia Teresina/Various Live Show Canadian Stage – Claire Calnan
Luminato Love Mariangela Live Show Luminato-Young Centre For The Arts
A Very Lupe XMas Lead Live Show Fault Line Productions
Mambo Italiano Anna Live Show Bellweather Prod – Mary Long
Lupe’s Next Top Lupe Lead Live Show Fault Line Productions
Mambo Italiano Pina Live Show Sudbury Theatre Center – Mary Long
Vox Animae Lead Performer Live Show Young Center – Gina Lori Riley
The Maddest Kind Of Love Mary Alice Live Show Summerworks – Bruce Hunter
Inanna Anunna/Young Woman Live Show Toronto Fringe – Claire Cainan
Downtown Esther Live Show Question Company – Julia Grey
Mambo Italiano Pina Live Show Waterloo Stage – Mary Long
In Translation The Actor Live Show Nightwood Theatre – Keira Loughran
Happy School Girl Live Show Urban Spine Theatre – Kelly Fanson
Tall Tales Narrator/Mom/Martha Live Show Solar Stage – Thom Currie
Charlotte’s Web Goose Live Show Stage West – Autumn Smith
Macbeth Lady Macbeth Live Show Essex Hall – Brian Rintoul
Vinegar Tom Alice Live Show Experimental Theatre – Brian Taylor
It’a All True Jean Live Show Capitol Theatre – Craig Guthrie
Things We Never Said Lead Live Show Fault Line Productions


WRITER
Lupe: Undone Writer Live Show Fault Line Productions
A Very Lupe Xmas Writer Live Show Fault Line Productions
Lupe’s Next Top Lupe Writer Live Show Fault Line Productions
Commedia Dell’Fringe Writer Emcee Script Fundraiser Toronto Fringe Festival
Luminato Love Writer Live Show Luminato Festival

DIRECTOR/DRAMATURGE
9/11/11 The Musical Director/Dramaturge Live Show The Specials Sketch Troupe
Wonderland Director/co-creator Live Show Summerworks/Quiptake Productions
So You Think Your Life Sucks Dramaturg/Mentor Live Show Paprika Festival
Duck Director/Dramaturge Live Show Festival of Ideas and Creation, Canadian Stage

REGULAR FEATURED PERFORMER
The Carnegie Hall Show    
Lunacy Cabaret    

FESTIVALS
The Rhubarb Festival Featured Performer 2012
Luminato Festival (New Waves) Featured Performer 2009
Toronto Festival Of Clowns Featured Performer 2008, 2010
Uno Festival Lupe (Lupe: Undone) 2009
Oh Solo Mio Festival Lupe (Lupe: Undone) 2009
Festival Of Ideas And Creation Featured Perfomer, Director 2009
Toronto International Circus Fest Performer 2005

HOSTING & CORPORATE
Commedia Dell’ Fringe Host Toronto Fringe 2009
Girls’ Night Out Featured Performer Belinda Stronach Foundation 2010
Speed Dating With Politicians Host Summerworks 2007
International Day Of Dance Event Host Dance Umbrella Of Ontario 2010


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