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Melissa Attebery began her career in Los Angeles in television development and production, holding positions at Paramount, Viacom and Granada Entertainment. Her New York stage credits include a number of original works by writers such as Leslie Bramm, Joe Godfrey, Vanda, Aurin Squire, Carla Ching, Matt Casarino, Phil Schmiedl and Susan Merson, playing at venues such as The Abingdon, HERE, The American Globe, Theatre on Five, The Kraine and Westbeth. She has also directed extant works by Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, Nicky Silver, Sam Shepard and Eugene Ionesco. Her regional credits include works by A.R. Gurney, Lee Blessing, Ken Ludwig, Eric Bentley, Jane Chambers and Doug Wright.

Melissa has assistant-directed for Tina Howe at the 24 Hour Plays on Broadway, and she directed the award-winning comedy Larry Gets the Call by Matt Casarino at the 15 Minute Play Festival. Currently, she is in development with writers on a script about 419 scams in the U.S. and a graphic novel-style script about estranged identical twins.

She has been a script evaluator for the Atlantic Theater Company and for New York Theatre Workshop and holds both a BA in Dramatic Art and Film Studies from UC Santa Barbara and an MFA in Directing from the Actors Studio Drama School (http://www.newschool.edu/drama/). She also produced Transitions (early Sam Shepard one-acts and original works by new writers) at Common Basis in New York and A Sharp Intake Of Breath (original works) at Space at 24 in New York.

She is an Associate Member of the SSDC and a member of The Actors Studio Playwright/Director Workshop. She is a resident director at Emerging Artists Theatre, where she also serves as a script evaluator and the Directors´┐Ż Company Manager.
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