Melanie Moyer Williams (T’00)

Winter 2009 - Melanie Moyer Williams (T’00) recently directed the critically acclaimed Miss Evers’ Boys, which received a Best Actress Nomination for the New York Innovative Theatre Awards.  This summer she directed a new play entitled The Radiant with Angelica Torn at the Actors’ Studio.  This fall, Melanie is directing the New York premiere of Shirley Lauro’s new play All Through The Night for her company, the Red Fern Theatre Company (www.redferntheatre.org).  Shaun Dozier (T’08) is the assistant director for the production.

Summer 2008 - Moyer Williams is a Founder and the Executive Director for the Red Fern Theatre Company (www.redferntheatre.org). They just completed their 2007-2008 Season which included productions of The Exonerated by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen, Who Will Carry the Word? by Charlotte Delbo, and A Piece of My Heart by Shirley Lauro. Melanie directed all three productions, and Kendall Rileigh (T’02) was a cast member for the last two productions. Melanie is currently working on a new play with Shirley Lauro and Ensemble Studio Theatre and will direct Stars in a Dark Sky by R.E. Vickers with Dana Berger (T’05) in the New York International Fringe Festival this summer. 

Summer 2007 - Moyer Williams lives in New York City and recently founded the Red Fern Theatre Company (www.redferntheatre.org) which will begin its second season this fall. For the company, she produced and directed Patient A by Lee Blessing, The Long Christmas Ride Home by Paula Vogel (which also included choreography by Andrea Davey-Gislason (T’00), and Found a Peanut by Donald Margulies.  She also directed a reading of a new play entitled Stars in a Dark Sky, which featured Dana Berger (T’05) and will have another reading this fall.