October 25, 2021
Melisa Pereyra, Assistant Professor of Theatre, brings a rich depth of practice to the College of Fine Arts from her wide array of experience working in different roles, with various directors, across numerous theatres.
Pereyra is a Latinx actor, director, writer, educator, and a full-time core company member at American Players Theatre in Spring Green, Wisconsin. 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.
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.
See some of Pereyra’s work/media features from recent years:
- American Players Theater looks to embrace diversity, expand “the canon” | Pereyra plays the role of Helena in The River Bride playing at APT through September 2022
- Writing contributions to the Howlround Theatre Commons, including a piece about the future of American theatre and another piece about the cost of performing trauma for women of color
- Moving Beyond Gratitude of Second Place, an article written by Pereyra and published in the Huffington Post about the journey of an immigrant
- Six Feet Apart: Melisa Pereyra, conversations with American Players Theatre
- American Players Theatre Perspectives: Romeo and Juliet (Pereyra played the role of Juliet in APT’s 2014 production of Romeo and Juliet)
- Ask An Actor: Melisa Soledad Pereyra, interview with Chicago Shakespeare Theatre
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