"Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others." ~ Jonathan Swift 

DIRECTING EXPERIENCE (Selected Works) 

Bee زنبور  (New Work) Created by Melody Erfani and Written by Sean Michael Welch                                    

Lower East Side Shakespeare co. | New York | Producer/Director

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare                                    

Lower East Side Shakespeare co. | New York | Producer/Director

 

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare    

Lower East Side Shakespeare co. | New York | Producer/Director

 

Around the Block 97 Orchard St (World Premiere) Created by Melody Erfani

5d Productions | New York | Creator and Director

 

Afterglow (New Work) by Jonathan Green

Actors Studio PDW  | New York | Director

 

All an Act (New Work) by Sean Michael Welch

Edinburgh Fringe Festival | Edinburgh, Scotland | Director and Producer (World Premier) | Award: Four–Five Star Production

The Bike Shed | Exeter, England | Director

Actors Studio Drama School Repertory Season | New York | Director

 

Leader of the Pack by Anne Beatts

Stagedoor Manor | New York | Director

 

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

Stagedoor Manor | New York | Director

 

Pride and Prejudice by Helen Jerome Adapted from the Novel by Jane Austen

Stagedoor Manor | New York | Director

 

The Boyfriend by Sandy Wilson

Stagedoor Manor | New York | Director

 

Playing for Time by Arthur Miller

Stagedoor Manor | New York | Director

 

Our Town by Thornton Wilder

Stagedoor Manor | New York | Director

 

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Jay Presson Allen

Stagedoor Manor | New York | Director

 

Dying City by Christopher Shinn

Actors Studio Drama School Repertory Season | New York | Director

 

The Woolgatherer by William Mastrosimone

Actors Studio Drama School Repertory Season | New York | Director

 

Raised in Captivity by Nicky Silver

Actors Studio Drama School Repertory Season | New York | Director

 

Terminal Adapted by Melody Erfani from the Short Story by Nadine Gordimer

Actors Studio Drama School Repertory Season | New York | Director

 

The Great American Trailer Park Musical by Betsy Kelso

Actors Studio Drama School Repertory Season | New York | Director

 

The Lover by Harold Pinter

Actors Studio Drama School Repertory Season | New York | Director

 

The Baby Dance by Jane Anderson

Actors Studio Drama School Repertory Season | New York | Director

 

Othello by William Shakespeare  

The Looking Glass Forum | New York | Director

 

Every Young Girl’s Dream (New Work) by Stephanie Andrea Timm

The Looking Glass Forum | New York | Director | Award: Won Best Upcoming Director and Best Production, 2008

 

Wings by Arthur Kopit

University of Texas at Arlington | Arlington | Director

 

Teaching Experience

 

Stagedoor Manor

Loch Sheldrake, NY, USA | Director and Teacher

 

Shakespeare’s Globe

London, England | Education Intern

 

Southwest Center

DeSoto, TX, USA | Youth Drama Teacher

 

 

Education/Internship

 

Lincoln Center Director’s Lab, New York, NY 

2013 July

 

Actors Studio Drama School, New York, NY

2009–2012  Master of Fine Arts in Theater Arts, Pace University, New York, NY

Recipient, Iranian-American Scholarship Fund, 2009

 

University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX

2001–2005  Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater Arts

Graduated summa cum laude

Presidential Honors Scholarship, Honors College, 2002–2004

 

Richmond University, London, UK

2003–2004 Theatre Courses in British Theatre, Shakespeare, and Acting on the Camera

 

MELODY ERFANI