Melanie is an award-winning actress and playwright, a director and an audiobook narrator.
She has won an LA Weekly Award and a Charlie Award and was twice nominated for the prestigious Garland Award.
She has worked as an audiobook narrator since 2001.
Her one-act Hannah's Heart is produced annually in Prescott, AZ for the benefit of local youth. (2018 net proceeds, $18,000)
Her 10-minute plays have been produced in festivals in the West, the Southwest and the Midwest.
Several of her longer one-acts have toured LA area prisons, juvenile detention centers, and assisted living facilities.
Pasadena Playhouse produced a staged reading of her full-length play I Found Baby Jesus in the Cat Box.
Her one-act play Platitudes of Perfect-ness took first place in Knoxville Writer’s Guild’s 2012 writing contest.