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professor , theater director

Melia Bensussen, American theater director, professor. Recipient Directing fellowship Drama League New York, 1986, Translation grant Theatre Communications Group, New York City, 1990, Princess Grace fellowship Princess Grace Foundation, New York City 1990, 91, Princess Grace Statuette, Princess Grace Foundation, 1993, 94, OBIE award for directing, 1990. Member Women's Project and Productions, Society Stage Directors.

Background

Bensussen, Melia was born on September 18, 1962 in New York City. Daughter of Sheldon M. Novick and Abot (Lowen) Bensussen.

Education

Bachelor, Brown University, 1984.

Career

Associate director Festival Latino New York Shakespeare Festival, New York City, 1986-1990. Literary associate Arena Stage, Washington, 1989-1990. Associate artist New York Shakespeare Festival, New York City, 1990-1993.

Directing head Southern Methodist University, Dallas, since 1996. On-site evaluator National Education Association, Washington, since 1990.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: (with others) Love's Labours Lost: Production History, 1997. Editor: Blood Wedding, A New Translation by Langston Hughes, 1994. Director plays including Blood Wedding, 1992, Twelfth Night, 1995, Marusol, 1996, Sabina, 1996, A Dybbuk, 1996, Sabina, 1996, Icarus, 1997, Scotland Road, 1998, Something in the Air, 1999, The Scottish Play, 2005.

Membership

Member Women's Project and Productions, Society Stage Directors.

Connections

Married Charles Benjamin Epstein, June 28, 1992. Children: Jeremy, Ilana.

father:
Sheldon M. Novick Bensussen

mother:
Abot (Lowen) Bensussen

spouse:
Charles Benjamin Epstein

child:
Jeremy Bensussen

child:
Ilana Bensussen