Melissa Coleman-Reed

Poulsbo, WA
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  • Age Range: 30 - 45
  • Eyes: brown
  • Hair: black
  • Height: 5' 6"


Melissa Coleman-Reed is a multidisciplinary artist who recently relocated to the Seattle area, after a two year stay in Japan. She is an actor, writer, costumer, and producer. She is making her directorial debut this spring with New Village Arts, in Carlsbad, California with the timely and delicious, Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years. She has recently co-produced a new play, HAVOC!, with ARTner/co-producer/director, Marissa McKown, for the Seattle Fringe Festival. She is a former/founding company member of Circle Circle dot dot, based in San Diego, California. While in San Diego, she also worked with New Village Arts, the La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Globe, Moxie Theatre, Mo’olelo Performing Arts Company, ion theatre company, Inner Mission Productions, Different Stages and Scripps Ranch Theatre.


She has toured with Core Theatre Ensemble, based in Norfolk, Virginia, to the XX International Theater Festival in Santiago de Compostela, Spain and New York City. Additionally, she has worked with Phoenix Conceptual Theatre in both Oslo, Norway and Beijing, China in association with Ibsen International.


Coleman-Reed has trained extensively with SITI Company in Suzuki, Viewpoints and Composition. She has studied with Steppenwolf West, Larry Moss, Meisner/Chekhov Integrated, Chekhov Studio International, Bernard Hiller, the Actor’s Temple London and Old Dominion University. While in Japan, she trained in the art of Butoh with legendary Butoh Master, Yoshito Ohno, at the Kazuo Ohno Dance Studio. She is passionate about movement, shape, transformation and connection; growing and nurturing Sacred Ensembles with focused, intensive collaboration; international travel paired with the intention of growing new works and cross-cultural relationships; and creating original, devised work that is inclusive and reflective of the real world and plays to our sense of fantasy and imagination, however dark or light.

Professions/skills: Writer;Producer;Director;Costume Designer;Actor

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