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.
By this Author
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.
Eagle Theatre presents Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party
How to be wildly safe
Angela Longo and Hannah Deprey-Severance discuss The Wild Party, soon to premiere at Eagle Theatre. What happens “behind the curtain” promises to uphold the agency, creativity, and safety of the artists involved. Melissa Lin Sturges previews.