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Melissa Attebery

 
Bio:
Melissa Attebery (Director) began in Los Angeles in series television, holding various positions in production and development at companies like Paramount, Viacom and Granada Entertainment before moving to the New York stage. Her New York stage credits include primarily original works, playing ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Melissa Attebery (Director) began in Los Angeles in series television, holding various positions in production and development at companies like Paramount, Viacom and Granada Entertainment before moving to the New York stage. Her New York stage credits include primarily original works, playing ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2006]
Assistant Director
 
[Broadway, 2005]
Assistant Director

 

Stage

Productions

[Broadway, 2006]
Assistant Director

[Broadway, 2005]
Assistant Director

Melissa Attebery Biography

Melissa Attebery (Director) began in Los Angeles in series television, holding various positions in production and development at companies like Paramount, Viacom and Granada Entertainment before moving to the New York stage.

Her New York stage credits include primarily original works, playing at venues such as Primary Stages, The Abingdon, HERE, Queens Theatre in the Park, FringeNYC, The Players, TADA and at Westbeth. She assistant-directed for Tina Howe at the 24 HOUR PLAYS ON BROADWAY and directed the award-winning comedy LARRY GETS THE CALL by Matt Casarino (The 15-Minute Play Festival), which went on to be featured at DaDaFest International in Liverpool, where she also directed other original works, including SCREW YOU, JIMMY CHOO!, her production of which originally premiered at the Gasworks Arts Park in Melbourne, Australia, then at the Kennedy Center.

She produced A CELEBRATION OF WOMEN IN THEATRE: MISS REPRESENTATION, a rousing and thought-provoking evening of film, theatre, photography and discussion at The Players; and she is a co-producer and director with On Her Shoulders (onhershoulders.weebly.com), which works to reveal, from centuries past, the great tradition and contribution of female playwrights to the theatrical canon.

She has evaluated scripts for the Atlantic Theater Company, New York Theatre Workshop and FringeNYC, and she holds both a BA in Dramatic Art and Film Studies from UC Santa Barbara and an MFA in Directing from the Actors Studio Drama School. She is the Associate Artistic Director and a resident director at Emerging Artists Theatre, a member of The Actors Studio Playwright/Director Workshop and the League of Professional Theatre Women and an Associate Member of the SDC.

For updates on Melissa’s upcoming projects, please visit: www.melissaattebery.com.





Melissa Attebery News

DORIS DAY: MY SECRET LOVE Headlines Emerging Artists New Work Series Photo DORIS DAY: MY SECRET LOVE Headlines Emerging Artists New Work Series
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 11, 2021

Emerging Artists Theatre presents a workshop production of the new full length play Doris Day: My Secret Love by Paul Adams.

Emerging Artists Theatres New Work Series Returns To TADA Theater, October 4 Photo Emerging Artists Theatres New Work Series Returns To TADA Theater, October 4
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 23, 2021

Emerging Artists Theatre has announced the return of their biannual New Work Series which runs October 4 - 24, 2021 at TADA Theater in the Flatiron District.

Emerging Artists Theatre To Present Four Virtual Benefit Performances In May Photo Emerging Artists Theatre To Present Four Virtual Benefit Performances In May
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 10, 2021

Award-winning Emerging Artists Theatre will present four evenings of virtual performances on Monday nights in May. The series will feature new dance and theatre pieces that have been pre-recorded at various theatres across the country.

Emerging Artists Theatre Celebrates 28th Season With A Virtual Benefit Reading Photo Emerging Artists Theatre Celebrates 28th Season With A Virtual Benefit Reading
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 10, 2020

In celebration of their 28th season, Emerging Artists Theatre will present a virtual benefit reading of Doris Day: A Sentimental Journey, by Paul Adams. Longtime collaborator Melissa Attebery, directs. The reading stars Tiffan Borelli as Doris Day and is accompanied by Matt Casarino Proceeds will benefit Emerging Artists Theatre (EAT) and The Doris Day Animal Foundation.

Emerging Artists Theatre Celebrates Their 28th Season With Three Virtual Benefit Perf Photo Emerging Artists Theatre Celebrates Their 28th Season With Three Virtual Benefit Performances
by Stephi Wild - Nov 8, 2020

In celebration of their 28th season, Emerging Artists Theatre will present three diverse virtual benefit performances in November.

On Her Shoulders Presents Reading of FATAL FRIENDSHIP Photo On Her Shoulders Presents Reading of FATAL FRIENDSHIP
by Stephi Wild - Oct 12, 2019

On Her Shoulders will present a staged reading of Fatal Friendship by Catherine Trotter, directed by Melody Brooks on Friday, November 8, 2019. Doors open at 6:45pm for a 7:00pm start with The Play in Context by Lynn Marie Macy, who situates the script in its historical time and place, followed by the reading and a post-performance Q&A with refreshments. Admission is by Donation ($10 suggested). The performance is at New Perspectives Studio, 458 West 37 Street @10th Avenue. R.S.V.P. to OnHerShouldersReservations@gmail.com.

Casting Announced For Penny Jackson's THE BATTLES OF RICHMOND HILL At HERE 4/26-5/11 Photo Casting Announced For Penny Jackson's THE BATTLES OF RICHMOND HILL At HERE 4/26-5/11
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 18, 2019

91 Central Productions in association with Anemone Productions will present the World Premiere of The Battles of Richmond Hill a new comedy by Penny Jackson (I Know What Boys Want at the Lion Theatre; A Different Place in the 2017 FRIGID Festival), directed by Kathy Gail MacGowan (Kentucky Cantata at HERE; In the Summer Pavilion at 59E59) at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, enter on Dominick Street, one block south of Spring Street), April 26-May 11.

WINE IN THE WILDERNESS by Alice Childress this March
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019

In Her Shoulders is pleased to present a staged reading of Wine In The Wilderness by Alice Childress, directed by Bianca LaVerne Jones today, March 15, 2019. Doors open at 6:45pm for a 7:00pm start with The Play in Context by Arminda Thomas, who situates the script in its historical time and place, followed by the reading and a post-performance Q&A with refreshments. Admission is by Donation ($10 suggested).The performance is at The New School, Starr Foundation Hall, 63 Fifth Avenue, Room UL102. R.S.V.P. to OnHerShouldersReservations@gmail.com.

WINE IN THE WILDERNESS by Alice Childress this March
by Rebecca Russo - Feb 21, 2019

In Her Shoulders is pleased to present a staged reading of Wine In The Wilderness by Alice Childress, directed by Bianca LaVerne Jones on Friday, March 15, 2019. Doors open at 6:45pm for a 7:00pm start with The Play in Context by Arminda Thomas, who situates the script in its historical time and place, followed by the reading and a post-performance Q&A with refreshments. Admission is by Donation ($10 suggested).The performance is at The New School, Starr Foundation Hall, 63 Fifth Avenue, Room UL102. R.S.V.P. to OnHerShouldersReservations@gmail.com.

Penny Jackson's THE BATTLES OF RICHMOND HILL To Premiere At HERE 4/26-5/11 Photo Penny Jackson's THE BATTLES OF RICHMOND HILL To Premiere At HERE 4/26-5/11
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 15, 2019

91 Central Productions in association with Anemone Productions will present the World Premiere of The Battles of Richmond Hill a new comedy by Penny Jackson (I Know What Boys Want at the Lion Theatre; A Different Place in the 2017 FRIGID Festival), directed by Kathy Gail MacGowan (Kentucky Cantata at HERE; In the Summer Pavilion at 59E59) at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, enter on Dominick Street, one block south of Spring Street), April 26-May 11.