About Melanie R.
World travelNov, 1999 - Dec, 2002
While translating a theater script from English to Spanish, I lived in Madrid and made contacts with other theater artists and writers in order to gain vocabulary, experience and cultural knowledge that would grow the finished written project into a vehicle for production in Spain and in New York City. My writing skills and translation work became greater tools for polished speaking and completed written assignments.
Bachelor of Arts in SpanishAug, 1982 - Jun, 1986
University of Illinois
Extension coursesAug, 1987 - May, 1988
University of California, San Diego
The Actors Center - MemberJan, 2003
The Actors Center, founder J. Michael Miller
An organization for professional actors in New York City
NUESTRO HIMNOApr, 2006
The Civilians Benefit
A chance to share pride of the United States National Anthem with other Americans of Latin and Hispanic or Chicano origins.
Princess Grace award NomineeDec, 1992
Princess Grace Award/Stage One: Louisville Children's Theater
New York1, New Yorker of the WeekJul, 2001
Harlem Radio Project for Teens
Actors' Equity AssociationAug, 1990
Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.
SAG-AFTRA represents approximately 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other media professionals. SAG-AFTRA members are the faces and voices that entertain and inform America and the world. With national offices in Los Angeles and New York, and local offices nationwide, SAG-AFTRA members work together to secure the strongest protections for media artists into the 21st century and beyond.