Playwright – screenwriter, 2010-2012 WP Lab Member, affiliate of Rising Circle Theater Collective. Off-Off-Broadway: Refrain (POV Artists). Select new projects: Stageplay about African women’s soccer for which Tien traveled to Cameroon to conduct research; screenplay about a Spanish farmgirl who grows up to be a bullfighter. In development: Familium Vulgare (Rising Circle). Select past: Daughter of Heaven (Theater for the New City), Ginger (EST), The Hiding Place (Theater Masters). Works occasionally with the amazing 52nd Street Project. Stop by www.melisatien.com.