Inside ATC Artist: Melissa Crespo

Melissa Crespo

is a director of new plays, musicals, and opera. She is thrilled to make her ATC debut. Upcoming projects include Yoga Play by Dipika Guha (Geva Theatre Center) and Sheepdog by Kevin Artigue at the Contemporary American Theatre Festival. As a playwright, her play Egress, co-written with Sarah Saltwick, recently had a rolling world premiere at Salt Lake Acting Company and Amphibian Stage. Fellowships and residencies include Time Warner Fellow (WP Theatre), Usual Suspect (NYTW), The Director’s Project (Drama League), Van Lier Directing Fellow (Second Stage Theatre), and the Allen Lee Hughes Directing Fellow (Arena Stage). Crespo received her M.F.A. in Directing from The New School for Drama. She is a Founding Editor of 3Views on Theater and was featured in the 2020 Broadway Women’s Fund “Women to Watch on Broadway.” She was recently appointed as the Associate Artistic Director of Syracuse Stage.