Melanie hails from the US of A, and asks that you please don't judge her (she didn't vote for him). She has called the UK her home since attending RCS where she graduated with an MA with Distinction in 2010. Back in NYC she could be found creating theatre companies and acting, writing and directing for them on Off-Broadway stages. She has also worked regionally across the new country as an actor and choreographer, in lots of places no one has ever heard of. She has a specific passion for developing new work and is absolutely thrilled to be part of this instalment of Ben here at Dundee Rep. A lover of mustard, she has spent the past year teaching through the Juniors and Short Course programs at RCS, and is just coming off a sold-out Fringe show, another new development piece which she directed, Armour: A Herstory of the Scottish Bard. This very successful August has left her feeling very Scottish indeed. Recent on-stage sightings include new development pieces for Noisemaker at NTS and The Other Palace in London.