Mel House, a classically trained award-winning actress, has played roles from Shakespeare to Ibsen, working Off-Broadway, regionally, and internationally, as well as originating roles for the web, film, and TV.  She recently played a recurring role in the series "New Gold," and performed at Belgrade's National Theatre in Serbia and Dublin's Gay International Theatre Festival in a new play about same-sex parenting, The Baby Monitor.

 

Her desire to deepen her craft, led Mel to become a company member with the Actors Center, where she works with Master Teachers Ron Van Lieu, Becky Guy, Michele Shay, Maria Aitken, Paola Coletto, Dakin Matthews, and Grace Zandarski.  Last summer she worked with Per Brahe doing mask-based work at Balerung Stage, in Bali, Indonesia. She is a graduate of the William Esper Studio, and holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Exeter’s School of Drama in the UK.

 

Mel is a prolific creator, capable of actualizing elaborate visions.  After producing the Off-Broadway production of Meir Ribalow’s "Shrunken Heads" at Playwrights Horizons, Mel co-founded The Drawing Board--a lab for playwrights, screenwriters and actors.  She then went on to co-direct, film and edit "Break Like You," a short documentary about Hip Hop influencer and activist Emile Jansen in Cape Town, South Africa, and was a 2019 finalist for Sundance's New Voices Lab and the Orchard Project's Episodic Lab with the digital series Hot Angry Mom.

 

Mel is the proud mother of a NYC teenager, which may explain her need to run and do Stand Up Comedy.  Mel ran the NYC Marathon (twice) and the Paris Marathon, as well as crushing her first triathlon. She can be seen telling jokes at The Comedy Cellar at the Village Underground, Broadway Comedy Club, and Dangerfield’s.