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


WRITER
BroadFish Writer Hatch TO/Harbourfront
Lupe: Undone Writer Fault Line Productions
A Very Lupe Xmas Writer Fault Line Productions
Lupe’s Next Top Lupe Writer Fault Line Productions
Commedia Dell’Fringe Writer Emcee Script Toronto Fringe Festival
Luminato Love Writer Luminato Festival

DIRECTOR/DRAMATURGE
9/11/11 The Musical Director/Dramaturge The Specials Sketch Troupe
Wonderland Director/co-creator Summerworks/Quiptake Productions
So You Think Your Life Sucks Dramaturg/Mentor Paprika Festival
Duck Director/Dramaturge 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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