Mel first appeared on stage as an ant when she was three. You could say she was bitten by the bug and has been a passionate actor ever since. With extensive training at NIDA, Actor’s Centre Australia, Darlo Drama and Improcorp (Lyn Pierse), Mel is an experienced stage actor with a passion for Shakespeare and American theatre.
Mel has appeared in numerous plays including The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Gloria, Mother Teresa, Pontius Pilate), God of Carnage (Annette), The Naked Truth (Bev), Five Women Wearing the Same Dress (Trisha) for Act IV, Love Song (Joan) for Gamut Theatre Co, The Jungle (Cynthia Page), Money and Friends (Vicki), Dancing at Lughnasa (Kate), The Girl with Red Hair (Ina) at Darlinghurst Theatre (Darlo Drama) and Antony and Cleopatra (Cleopatra) at Manly Vale Community Centre.
Mel is also a writer and producer. Her production credits include John Kolvenbach’s Love Song and Stephen Adly Guirgis’ The Last Days of Judas Iscariot for Gamut Theatre Co, The Naked Truth and Five Women Wearing the Same Dress for Act IV. Her short plays This is What a Feminist Looks Like and Channel 8 made it to the People’s Choice Finals of Short and Sweet Sydney in 2019 and 2018.