DIRECTOR PRODUCER CHOREOGRAPHER SCENARIST
Melanie S. Armer is a New York and Los Angeles based director who specializes in devised performance, ensemble-driven work, site-responsive movement, and immersive, large-scale events. Melanie is co-artisrtic director of the New Circle Theatre Company and co-founder of The Nerve Tank, where she developed and directed Project: Woyzeck, The Maiden in association with LaMama ETC, the interactive multimedia piece The Attendants at chashama and at Arts World Financial Center, LIVE/FEED at Dixon Place and at the Brooklyn Lyceum, bauhaus the bauhaus, and A Gathering. For the LIVE theater company, she produced and directed the world premieres of Chance Muehleck's The Honeypot Redux and Jane Shepard's Eating the Dead. Work with other NYC theater companies includes The Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Women's Project & Productions, New Georges, Theater for the New City, the 2002, 2005 & 2007 NYC Fringe Festivals, and over 25 plays for Circle East. In Pittsburgh her work includes As Bees In Honey Drown and Sympathetic Magic at The Open Stage Theater (where she also served as Managing Director), and The Cay at Prime Stage. Ms. Armer assisted Leonard Foglia on the Broadway revival of Wait Until Dark and director Michael Warren Powell on Lanford Wilson's A Sense of Place. She is a proud alumnus of The Lincoln Center Directors Lab, and Directors Lab West. She has taught at Marymount Manhattan College and Point Park University in Pittsburgh. She is the Creative Director of the Cosmic Opera series featuring internationally-renowned DJ Axwell and was at the artistic helm of to notorious Black Party in 2011 and 2012 for The Saint at Large. She most recently directed Ed Valentine's Consumption for New Circle Theatre Company for the Inferno Project at the Gene Frankel Theatre. Her current project Terminal Lucidity by Amy Bernstein premiers in August at the Baltimore Theatre Project and Alfred Jarrey's Ubu Roi will open in October 2018 at Long Island University Post Theatre Compmay.