Melissa F. Moschitto is a director, playwright and producer. She is the founding Artistic Director of The Anthropologists, a company that creates evocative movement-infused work about social issues. With The Anthropologists she devises, directs and scripts provocative, dynamic work for the stage including Artemisia’s Intent (Winner of Best Solo Drama, Frigid 2018), No Man’s Land (“Perhaps it’s exactly what theatremakers need to see right now,” Theater Is Easy) and Give Us Bread (“thoroughly entertaining and thought-provoking” by nytheatre.com). As a playwright, her full-length play When Santo Domingo Isn’t Enough won Best Play at the 2006 Downtown Urban Theater Festival and was a Top Ten Finalist in Repertorio Espanol’s 2006 Nuestras Voces National Playwriting Competition. She has trained with Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, Laban/Bartenieff Institute for Movement Studies, Pig Iron, SITI Company and others. Melissa holds a B.A. in Theater from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. One of her most memorable experiences was serving as a directing apprentice to Ricardo Iniesta of Compania Atalaya in Sevilla, Spain. She is married to an engineer-slash-secret-dramaturg and also the mother to two dramatic little children.
An avid traveler, Melissa has been lucky enough to visit Spain, France, Belgium, Amsterdam, Italy, Germany, Croatia, Turkey, Greece and Puerto Rico.