Assistant Professor, Acting; Co-Chair of Performance, Head of Acting
Melisa Pereyra is an Argentinian actor, VO artist, writer, and theatre director. She brings a rich depth of practice to the BU College of Fine Arts from her wide array of experience working in different roles, with various directors, across numerous theatres. She is a full-time Core Acting Company member at American Players Theatre in Spring Green, WI; a nationally recognized theatre company known for its deep investment in heightened language and poetic texts. In the summer months, Melisa regularly performs in the 1,100-seat outdoor theatre and the 200 seat indoor theatre and has been a key player in the creation of an equitable space within the company.
Melisa’s professional acting credits include VO work with Microsoft and 343 Industries; bringing to life through voice and likeness AI Gabriela Castaneda for Halo’s live event Halo: Outpost Discovery. Other notable VO work includes Spanish VO for Telemundo, American Family Insurance, and the Department of Health and Services. Her professional acting credits include work in venues like the Tony Award-winning South Coast Repertory Theatre, Dallas Theater Center, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Indiana Repertory Theatre, and Milwaukee Repertory Theatre. Additionally, Pereyra has published works of poetry, along with contributions to the Huffington Post and the Howlround Theatre Commons. Pereyra holds degrees from Illinois State University (MFA Acting) and Utah State University (BFA Acting). She also trained in the United Kingdom at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company.