M.F.A. Directing, University of Minnesota
B.A. Theatre, English, College of William and Mary (PBK)
Melanie Martin Long has worked as a director, writer, script developer and actor for several Atlanta theatre companies, including Georgia Shakespeare, Theatre in the Square, Alliance Children’s Theatre, Jewish Theatre of the South, Georgia Ensemble, Theatrical Outfit, and Theatre Emory. Before coming to Atlanta in 2005, Melanie was Artistic Associate at the Lark Play Development Center in New York, where she produced its highly acclaimed Playwrights Workshop with Arthur Kopit. As an award-winning director and adapter, she has guided more than thirty productions at the Off-Broadway, regional and collegiate levels. Publications: “Mastering Stage Presence” DVD series for The Great Courses, The Frog Prince (Book and Lyrics with composer James Woodward), and annotations of Julius Caesar and The Tempest. Memberships: Lincoln Center Directors Lab, Voice and Speech Trainers of America (VASTA). Melanie has taught Voice and Body for the Alliance Theatre and Actors Express, and maintains a thriving private coaching business for presenters and actors.