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Melissa Crespo

(Director) Melissa Crespo is a New York based director of theater, opera, film and television with a focus on new work. Melissa is most known for Vid Guerrerio’s ¡Figaro! (90210), a modern-day adaptation of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro which had its world premiere at LA Opera and just ran Off-Broadway at The Duke on 42nd Street. She recently directed Karen Zacarías’ Destiny of Desire at the Garden Theatre and traveled to Oslo, Norway to direct at NSKI. Melissa also directed the most recent incarnation of Tar Baby written and performed by Desiree Burch with Dan Kitrosser seen in NYC, London, New Zealand, Finland and Edinburgh where it was awarded the prestigious Scotsman Fringe First at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Melissa has served as the Allen Lee Hughes Directing Fellow at Arena Stage, Van Lier Directing Fellow at Second Stage Theatre, a member of the The Civilian’s R&D Group, and is a Drama League Directing Fellow alum where she directed the world premiere of Maggie-Kate Coleman’s The Map of Lost Things while in residence at the Hangar Theatre. She is also a Usual Suspect at New York Theatre Workshop. Melissa received her MFA in Directing from The New School for Drama. Contact: Alexis Williams, Bret Adams Ltd. http://melissacrespo.com

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