Michelle Lema and Melissa Scher

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Michelle, based in Los Angeles and a graduate of the University of Southern California School of Theatre, joined The Open Fist Theatre Company in Hollywood where she is currently a member and Fundraising Director. With the Open Fist, Michelle has had the opportunity to perform in and assistant direct a wide array of productions including stage managing for Neil LaBute in the Open Fist First Look Festival. She has also studied at Oxford University with the British American Drama Academy. Continuing to work with various theatres in LA, she has performed at Ultimate Improv in Westwood, CA and has Assistant Musical Directed with Cornerstone Theatre Company at the Red Cat Theatre in downtown Los Angeles.

Melissa, based out of New York City and a graduate of Pepperdine University, has worked with The Denver Center Theatre Company on their State wide Elle tour, as well as with Curious Theatre Co. on their New Voices Festival geared towards working with promising young playwrights. Melissa also helped in developing the Outskirts Festival in Denver focused on highlighting new works by emerging playwrights for workshops. She is working with Fight or Flight in New York City to bring plays to 'new heights' and continues to perform with aMIos theatre company in NYC with their monthly Shotz series.

Melissa and Michelle most recently worked together directing a tour across Germany with This Bridge Theatre Company after first previewing the show in Edinburgh, Scotland at the Festival Fringe. The production began its tour at the Mainzer Kammerspiele in Mainz and finished its run at the International Shakespeare Festival at the Globe Theatre in Neuss. They look forward to taking on such large endeavors in the future together and plan on developing many new works along the way.

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