Joined Impro Melbourne: 2003 - 2007 / Returned 2014
Mel began her theatre training with Q Theatre Youth, Penrith NSW and is a Graduate Actor ’93 of Adelaide Centre of Arts. She has done many profit share theatre shows, schools’ touring TIE shows, some student films, t.v. roles and ten years as a talking book narrator. Was a member of On The Fly Improv, Adelaide, in recent years and has performed in the Adelaide and Melbourne Fringe Festivals. Holds a Bachelor Arts/Teaching in Drama and English.
Performance arts schools. Has worked in many high schools in country NSW, Adelaide and Melbourne, teaching Drama.
- Frank & Ernest Melbourne Fringe 2001
- “City of Lights” Improvised Film Noir & Cluedo - On The Fly – Adelaide
- Kath & Kim; MDA (ABC)
- Sea Change
- H & R Block commercial
Impro motto or quote: Commit, Commit
Impro Mentor: Jenny Lovell
Favourite IM show or role: ‘Roman Soap Opera’ - Junio
Comic inspirations: Magda Zsubanski and Larry David
My little secret: I like to yawn as much as possible before a show, get all that oxygen a ‘pumpin
Audie Award - Best Foreign Narrator) (NYC) (2002) “The Family Frying Pan” by Bryce Courtney.
Nominee for best comedy – Frank & Ernest Melbourne Fringe 2001,Pineapple Productions