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Melissa Bell (Playwright) graduated from Columbia University with a concentration in Writing whose features plot-driven story-telling, strong female roles and women?s journeys. Productions: LADY CAPULET, Henley Rose Finalist 2017-18, upcoming production with Barefoot Shakespeare. COURAGE, NACL Theatre, Honored Finalist, Women in Arts & Media Collaboration Award 2019. DEVIL & THE DEEP, music by Graham Russell of Air Supply, Off-Broadway by Theatre East. ICEBOX PLACENTA published in S&K?s ?Best Women?s Monologues 2019.? Member of physical-theatre ensemble Farm Arts Collective, devising short performance pieces on conservation and equality, touring festivals in the Catskills. Columbia University, BA. 29th Street Playwrights Collective Resident Playwright. Member Dramatist Guild since 2011.


Original Broadway Production, 1997
Performer (Swing)

Kate Mullins (Understudy)

Kate Murphey (Understudy)

Madeline Astor (Understudy)

Mme. Aubert (Understudy)

Broadway Revival, 1995
Performer (Swing)

Broadway Revival, 1994
Ensemble/Other Roles


Patty Simcox (Understudy)

Melissa Bell Movies

[1998]The Venus Factory Emily DuBois

[2012]Housos vs. Authority Model

[2018]Occupation Mrs. Kyle

[2021]The Possessed Helen

Melissa Bell TV Shows

E Street Bonnie Tate, Janine

Neighbours Lucy Robinson

Paradise Beach Emily Harris

Melissa Bell Videos

Melissa Bell News

Barefoot Shakespeare Company's LADY CAPULET to Play 2023 Little Shakespeare Festival Next Month

Barefoot Shakespeare Company will present Lady Capulet written by Melissa Bell and directed by Emily Gallagher. The production will be presented as part of the 2023 Little Shakespeare Festival at UNDER St. Marks (94 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009) with performances on August 3 at 9pm and August 5 at 4pm and 9pm.

LADY CAPULET Comes to the Little Shakespeare Festival Next Month

The Little Shakespeare Festival presents LADY CAPULET, an original prequel to Romeo & Juliet, written by Melissa Bell and directed by Emily Gallagher, as staged readings, at Under Saint Marks Theatre, 94 St Mark’s Place, NYC, on Thursday, August 3, at 9pm, and Saturday, August 5, at 4pm and 9pm.

Theater Resources Unlimited to Present 'Then And Now; How Things Changed Post-Covid'

Theatre Resources Unlimited will present Theater Development Then and Now; How Things Have Changed Post-Covid on June 30th.

ZOE COMES HOME Will Be Presented By 29PWC New Works Series For One Night Only Benefit

Opening its 8th Season, 29th Street Playwrights Collective New Works Series presents ZOE COMES HOME, a dark comedy about depression, backyard “art,” and one errant pooch, written by Melissa Bell and directed by Laurie A. Guzda, for one performance on Saturday, May 20, at 7pm at the Bernie Wohl Theatre.       

ZOE COMES HOME A Dark Comedy Announced At Tusten Theatre

ZOE COMES HOME, a dark comedy about depression, backyard junk, art, and one errant pooch, written by Melissa Bell and directed by Laurie A. Guzda, will have a premiere production at the Tusten Theatre in Narrowsburg, NY, on Friday, October 7, and Saturday, October 8, at 7pm.

Performance Of LADY CAPULET, A Prequel To Romeo & Juliet, Will Take Place at Farm Arts Collective

Farm Arts Collective is continuing its outdoor arts programming of 2021 with a live performance of LADY CAPULET, a prequel to William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, on Saturday and Sunday, September 25 & 26 at 4pm at Willow Wisp Organic Farm in Damascus PA, near Callicoon NY.

Farm Arts Collective to Present Newest Installment of DREAM ON THE FARM

Farm Arts Collective, an ensemble of performers and farmers (they call themselves perfarmers) will premiere its newest performance installment of Dream on the Farm August 4th at its home on Willow Wisp Organic Farm. The ensemble-devised performance will run for 5 performances until August 8th.

Theater Resources Unlimited Continues Weekly Community Gatherings Via Zoom and Announces May Conversations

A dependable haven for artists in isolation, Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) is now into its second year of non-stop weekly Community Gatherings this Friday, having offered to date over 52 conversations and unlimited camaraderie since April 17, 2020. 

Theater Resources Unlimited Presents Community Gatherings Via Zoom May 7 & 14

Theater Resources Unlimited will continue its 2nd year of weekly TRU Community Gatherings via Zoom and has announced these upcoming conversations: 5/7 - Monetizing Virtual Performance: How a Mentalist Has Amazed Us All 5/14 - How a Pandemic Created an Artistic Home for Writers.

Barefoot Shakespeare Company and CreateTheater's LADY CAPULET Extended

LADY CAPULET has extended its virtual run, now streaming until Sunday, April 4 at Goddard Riverside’s 6th Annual WHAM! Festival. LADY CAPULET follows the journey of Rose from country girl to matriarch, navigating her repression and power in 16th century Verona when family, social status, and gender determine everything.

Barefoot Shakespeare Company and CreateTheater Present Virtual Performance of LADY CAPULET

After an initial 2019 run in New York City’s Central Park, LADY CAPULET performances move to a virtual tour, stopping at Goddard Riverside’s 6th Annual WHAM! Festival beginning March 25 at 7pm, followed by a live talkback with cast and creatives, and streaming through March 31.

Theater Resources Unlimited Announces Upcoming Community Gatherings Featuring Producers, Literary Agents and More

Theater Resources Unlimited hosts weekly Community Gatherings every Friday at 4:30pm via Zoom, to explore the creation of art and theater in the time of COVID-19. Ask questions, bring answers, be part of a community - it's an opportunity to network with theater professionals and talk about keeping theater alive during these challenging times.

Tonya Pinkins, Regina Taylor, Lauren Molina & More to Take Part TRUSPEAK... HEAR OUR VOICES! Virtual Fundraiser

Theater Resources Unlimited has announced TRUSpeak ... Hear Our Voices! Virtual Fundraiser on Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 5pm (eastern time) via Zoom. TRUSpeak is a curated selection of short plays and musicals by TRU writers, produced by TRU producers and directed by TRU directors, all touching upon current social issues.

Barefoot Shakespeare Company Presents Virtual Performance of LADY CAPULET by Melissa Bell

What caused the feud between the Montagues and Capulets? Audiences find out when Norwalk Public Library hosts a virtual performance of LADY CAPULET, a prequel to Romeo & Juliet, on Thursday, January 28 at 6:30 pm. The performance is free to anyone on or off Facebook.

Two-Time LEO Award Nominee Kimberley Shoniker Leads REMIX Reading Directed by Margie Haber

Kimberley Shoniker, a two-time Leo Award nominee in 2020, is slated to lead a virtual reading of REMIX, presented by 29th Street Playwrights Collective NEW WORKS SERIES on Tuesday, January 26 at 7:30pm on Zoom. Directed by Margie Haber.

29PWC Kicks Off New Works Series 2020 with THE REVOLUTIONS OF RED EMMA

The 29th Street Playwrights Collective (29PWC) announces their Fall lineup for the NEW WORKS SERIES 2020, beginning Monday, October 19, with THE REVOLUTIONS OF RED EMMA by Maxine Kern at 7:30pm EST on Zoom.

Virtual Theatre Today: September 21- with Robin De Jesús, Javier Muñoz and More!

Today (September 21) Latinx voices unite for the Broadway for Biden phone bank, Judy Kuhn sings with Seth Rudetsky, and so much more!

CreateTheater Presents LADY CAPULET

What caused the feud between the Montagues and Capulets? Audiences find out when CreateTheater hosts a virtual presentation of LADY CAPULET, a prequel to Romeo & Juliet, on Monday, September 21 at 7pm on Zoom.

Farm Arts Collective Presents DREAM ON THE FARM Outdoor Performance

Farm Arts Collective is continuing its outdoor arts programming in the summer of 2020 with DREAM ON THE FARM, a live theatre performance on a farm and designed for small groups in the time of Covid 19.

Artists and Activists Will Host Virtual Event For Reproductive Justice

On May 7 at 7pm ET, Repro Freedom Arts and the National Institute for Reproductive Health will present a virtual program, 'Readings, Resilience, and Reproductive Freedom.'


Melissa Bell has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

Melissa Bell has not appeared in the West End

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