Melia Bensussen

Northeast Regional Rep

Melia Bensussen lives in Boston and is the recipient of an OBIE Award for Outstanding Direction. Boston area work includes numerous productions at the Huntington Theatre, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Sleeping Weazel and Actors Shakespeare Project. Around the country, she has directed at Baltimore Centerstage, Hartford Stage Company, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, La Jolla Playhouse, the New York Shakespeare Festival, MCC, Primary Stages, the Long Wharf, Actors Theatre of Louisville (Humana Festival), People’s Light and Theatre Company (Barrymore nomination for Direction), San Jose Rep, and many others. Recent work includes A Doll’s House at the Huntington and a world premiere at Trinity Repertory in Providence. Her work with new plays and musicals has involved working at the O’Neill Theater Center, New York Stage and Film/Powerhouse, Sundance, and Midwest Playlabs. Raised in Mexico City, Melia is fluent in Spanish and has translated and adapted a variety of works, including her edition of the Langston Hughes translation of García Lorca’s Blood Wedding, published by Theatre Communications Group. She is the Chair of Performing Arts at Emerson College in Boston and Chair of the Arts Advisory Board for the Princess Grace Foundation. She has been a Member of SDC since 1990.