Our Program Manager joined UAB Theatre in April, 2005. She is a native of Northport, AL and holds an MFA in Drama and Communications from the University of New Orleans. Formerly she served as Executive Director for ACT (the statewide organization The Alabama Conference of Theatre) and Artistic Director of the MEL-O-DRAMA Children's Performing Arts Workshop. She serves on the Grants Review Committee and Performing Arts Focus Group for The Alabama State Council on The Arts.
For Theatre UAB she's responsible for coordinating our four touring troupes, grant writing, general production accounting and planning special events. Mel also directs at least one of the plays in our annual Festival of Ten-Minute Plays. In her extremely limited spare time Mel enjoys performing on stage and working with young actors as a director and mentor.
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