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Melissa Lin Sturges

BSR Contributor Since January 16, 2023

Melissa Lin Sturges (she/her) is an emerging scholar, an educator, and freelance theater
writer. She is also an East Coast dramaturg and an advocate for the arts.

Melissa Lin Sturges is a 3rd-year doctoral student in Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies. Her most recent scholarly work appears in Theatre Journal, Ecumenica, Shakespeare Bulletin (forthcoming), and PARTake. She is also a DC teaching artist and arts administrator and is on the steering committee for the American Theater Archives Project. Melissa teaches courses that center public speaking, storytelling, and styles of performance for young actors and non-actors of all ages. She also writes freelance theater reviews for Washington City Paper, DCTrending, and Howlround, and she is a Helen Hayes Awards adjudicator.

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As fights for fair labor continue, Waiting For Lefty is a timely revival at Quintessence Theatre Group

“A story that needs to be told”

A revival of the American classic Waiting For Lefty highlights unionization efforts within and outside the arts industry. Melissa Lin Sturges speaks with director Kyle Haden about the power of storytelling and the importance of the collective.
Melissa Lin Sturges

Melissa Lin Sturges

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