Melia Bensussen is the recipient of an Obie Award for Outstanding Direction. Her Huntington credits include Awake and Sing!, Luck of the Irish, and Circle Mirror Transformation. Other directing credits include work with Sleeping Weazel, Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Baltimore Center Stage, Hartford Stage, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, New York Shakespeare Festival, MCC Theater, Primary Stages, Long Wharf Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, People’s Light and Theatre Company (Barrymore Award nomination for Best Direction), and many others. She has received two Directing Awards from the Princess Grace Foundation, including their top honor, the Statuette Award for Sustained Excellence in Directing. Her edition of Langston Hughes’ translation of Garcia Lorca’s Blood Wedding is published by Theatre Communications Group, and she is featured in Women Stage Directors Speak, by Rebecca Daniels, in Nancy Taylor’s Women Direct Shakespeare, and in Jews, Theatre, Performance in an Intercultural Context. Ms. Bensussen is chair of the performing arts department at Emerson College, and serves as chair of the arts advisory board for the Princess Grace Foundation.
(As of November 2016)