MELISSA ATTEBERY

c: (917) 922-5563
melissaattebery@yahoo.com
SDC Associate

DIRECTING—NEW YORK  Selected Credits

SHE Caridad Svich 2013 The Players The Artists Playground Theatre
NAKED Vanessa Shealy 2013 TADA Theatre Younger Child Productions
A CAPTIVE AUDIENCE Vanessa Shealy 2012
2011
TADA Theatre
Manhattan Theatre Source
Younger Child Productions
ONE, TWO, WHATEVER YOU DO… Vanessa Shealy 2011 4th Street Theatre Younger Child Productions
FringeNYC
THE CHISELERS Mark Finley 2011
2009
TADA Theatre
Premiere + Revival
Emerging Artists Theatre
VENUS AND MONA Leslie Bramm 2010
2008
The Kraine
Workshop Production
FringeNYC
Three Crows Theatre
AFTER BEN ALDERIDGE Jamie Wylie 2010 TADA Theatre Emerging Artists Theatre
ISLANDS OF REPAIR Leslie Bramm 2008 Roy Arias Theatres Emerging Artists Theatre
PITHY, ENTICING APPELLATION Chris Widney 2007 Producers’ Club Emerging Artists Theatre
BIG MISTAKE Teresa Rebeck 2007 New School for Drama New School for Drama
CLAPTRAPP OR THE SOUND OF MUSICALS Joe Godfrey 2007 Theatre 5 Emerging Artists Theatre
WHY D’YA MAKE ME WEAR THIS, JOE? Vanda 2006 June Havoc Theatre @ The Abingdon Fresh Fruit Festival
*Best Play Nomination*
LARRY GETS THE CALL Matt Casarino 2005
2006
Theatre 5
The American Globe
Emerging Artists Theatre
Turnip Theatre Company
*Alan Minieri Memorial Award*
STAR TRAIN Susan Merson 2006 Theatre 5 Emerging Artists Theatre
THE 11TH HOUR Carla Ching 2005 ASDS Theatre Actors Studio Drama School
LOVIN’ UGLY Adrian Palacios 2005 ASDS Theatre Actors Studio Drama School
THE ROSE TATTOO Tennessee Williams 2005 ASDS Theatre Actors Studio Drama School
FAT MEN IN SKIRTS Nicky Silver 2005 ASDS Theatre Actors Studio Drama School
COWBOYS #2 Sam Shepard 2004 Common Basis Theatre Triple A Productions
THE BALD SOPRANO Eugene Ionesco 2004 Westbeth Complex Actors Studio Drama School

ASSISTANT DIRECTING—NEW YORK

TOCATTA & FUGUE Tina Howe 2006 American Airlines Theatre
Directed by Josie Rourke
24 Hour Play Company
Working Playground
PRESSURE IS A PRIVILEGE Betty Shamieh 2005 American Airlines Theatre
Directed by Ari Edelson
24 Hour Play Company
Working Playground

DIRECTING—REGIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

LARRY GETS THE CALL Matt Casarino 2010 Bluecoat, Liverpool, U.K. DadaFest International 2010
SCREW YOU, JIMMY CHOO! Christine Bruno and
D.W. Gregory
2012
2010
2009
2009
Australia
Bluecoat, Liverpool, U.K.
Millennium Stage
Melbourne, Australia
DadaFest International 2010
Kennedy Center
Gasworks Arts Park
THE DINING ROOM A. R. Gurney 2005 Merman Theatre Stagedoor Manor
Loch Sheldrake, NY
POSTMORTEM Ken Ludwig 2001 Redwood Curtain Theatre Redwood Curtain
Eureka, CA
TWO ROOMS Lee Blessing 2001 Redwood Curtain Theatre Redwood Curtain
Eureka, CA
ARE YOU NOW OR HAVE YOU EVER BEEN Eric Bentley 1994 TV Production Studio A
UCSB
UCSB Honors Production
Santa Barbara, CA

DIRECTING—NEW YORK STAGED READINGS & BENEFITS

A CELEBRATION OF WOMEN IN THEATRE: MISS REPRESENTATION An evening of film, theatre, photography and discussion. 2013 The Players Producers: Melissa Attebery,
Vanessa Shealy, Nichole Donje, TAPT
CLEANING UP Paul Adams 2013 TADA Theatre Emerging Artists Theatre
DOWN BOY Ray Alvin 2012 The Actors Studio The Actors Stuido
A SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY Paul Adams 2012 TADA Theatre Emerging Artists Theatre
AN APPEARANCE OF DESIRE Vanda 2012 TADA Theatre Emerging Artists Theatre
AMERICAN DRUM CIRCLE Vanessa Shealy 2010
2010
2008
59E59 Theaters
The Actors Studio
Vital Theatre
Primary Stages
The Actors Studio
Vital Theatre Company
TEA IN THE AFTERNOON Vanessa Shealy 2009
2009
June Havoc Theatre
Queens Theatre in the Park
Abingdon Theatre Company
Queens Theatre in the Park
ONE BRIEF SHINING MOMENT Marc Castle 2008 Roy Arias Theatres Emerging Artists Theatre
A QUEER CAROL Joe Godfrey 2007 Producers’ Club Emerging Artists Theatre
HOLLYWOODLAND (musical) Marc Castle 2007 Theatre 5 Emerging Artists Theatre
TWO-MUR HUMOR:  HE’S MALIGNANT, SHE’S BENIGN Valerie David and Jim Tooey 2007 Grand Rounds Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
FIVE BY TEN
Steel Shift
One on the Way
The Deficit
Protest #1
The Fire Inside

Phil Schmiedl
Cheryl Games
Jay Charan
Stephen Gnojewski
Jeremy Kareken
2004 HERE Arts Center Connection Theatre Company

ASSISTANT DIRECTING—REGIONAL

MARAT/SADE Peter Weiss 1993 Directed by Judith Olauson UCSB Production
Santa Barbara, CA

RELATED THEATRE EXPERIENCE  Selected

DIRECTORS’ COMPANY MANAGER 09-11 Emerging Artists Theatre
DRAMATURG, The Sensational Josephine Baker 2010 Off-Broadway, Emerging Artists Theatre
SCRIPT EVALUATOR 05-10 New York Theatre Workshop, Atlantic Theater Company, FringeNYC, Triple A Productions, Actors Studio Drama School, Emerging Artists Theatre
GUEST LECTURER:  Directing and Collaboration 07-09 Metropolitan College of New York
GUEST TEACHER:  Collaboration 2008 P.S. 139, Brooklyn
INSTRUCTOR:  Tools of Acting, Scene Study, Television Acting 2005 Stagedoor Manor
GUEST LECTURER:  Working with Actors 2003 Parsons School of Design, Collaborative Digital Design Lab
SENATE/DEAN’S ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBER 03-05 Actors Studio Drama School Student Senate

FILM AND TELEVISION

CRACKER, HOLDING THE BABY, etc.
Drama/Comedy/Variety/Children/Docu-Soap
97-99 MANAGER,
CREATIVE AFFAIRS
Granada Entertainment USA
FRASIER, WINGS, STAR TREK, JAG, etc.
Drama/Comedy/TV Movies
96-97 EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO 2 VICE PRESIDENTS Paramount Pictures Network Television
MAD TV 95-96 EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS’ ASSISTANT Quincy Jones David Salzman Entertainment
American Film Market 1995 EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT Film Four International
Viacom Productions Dramas & TV Movies 94-95 OFFICE PRODUCTION  ASSISTANT Viacom Productions
SMALL DOSES 1994 SET PRODUCTION  ASSISTANT Messina Baker Entertainment
STRANGE DAYS 1994 SET PRODUCTION  ASSISTANT Kathryn Bigelow
James Cameron
Lightstorm Entertainment
HIGHER LEARNING 1994 SET PRODUCTION  ASSISTANT John Singleton
Columbia Pictures
MICHAEL JACKSON TALKS…TO OPRAH 1993 SET PRODUCTION  ASSISTANT Harpo Productions

MEMBERSHIPS

Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers Associate Member (since 2005)
Actors Studio Playwright/Director Workshop Member (since 2005)
Emerging Artists Theatre Resident Director & Member (since 2005)

DEGREES

MFA*, Directing Actors Studio Drama School
BA*, Dramatic Art (Directing) & Film Studies UC Santa Barbara

* Scholarship recipient

TRAINING

Stage Directing Lloyd Richards, Gene Lasko, Andreas Manolikakis, Stuart Vaughan, Barbara Bosch, Bob Egan, Peter Lackner
Acting, Voice, Alexander Sam Schacht, Elizabeth Kemp, Joe Ragno, Barbara Bosch, Valerie Saalbach, Judith Grodowitz, Teva Bjerken
Design Tony Walton, Don Holder, Shawn Lewis, Tracey Klainer, Michael Devine, Dunya Ramicova
Stage Management Kate Feeney, Stuart McDaniel
Film Theory/Criticism Edward Branigan, Constance Penley, Charles Wolfe
Film Production & Editing Dana Driskel

REFERENCES

Andreas Manolikakis Director;  Dean of The Actors Studio MFA Program 212-358-5030
John Markus Producer/Writer—Television 212-204-7969
Elinor Renfield Director;  Head of the Directing Department at New School for Drama 917-669-1537
Paul Adams Artistic Director, Emerging Artists Theatre 212-967-8240