Bexar Naked Playwrights

Mellissa Marlowe

Mellissa Marlowe is a director, performer, writer, and costumer
for the theatre, who specializes in bringing new works to the
stage and adapting classics for modern audiences.  Recently,
 she has seen several of her short plays produced.  One, Fate,
was published in the literary journal, The Aquila Review.

  Mellissa has performed in over fifty productions in the San
Antonio area, and has directed more than forty plays.  Her
work as a performer has been described as “haunting” at
times and as “wickedly funny” at other times.  Her work as a
director is provocative and captivating.  Mellissa firmly believes that theatre has a dual purpose – to provoke and to entertain.  Her aesthetic is visually spare and aurally intoxicating.  Her focus is on ideas and words; the “music” of the production is always clearly communicated.  She has a great love of people and great hope for the future.

Mellissa serves as Associate Director of Luminaria: Arts Come to Light, the first city-wide arts celebration of its kind in SA, which happens next on March 9, 2013 ( 

Mellissa holds a B.A. in Drama from Trinity University, and an M.A. in Theatre Arts from Texas State University.  She teaches Drama at Northwest Vista College, and directs for the Witte Museum Gallery Theatre, Shakespeare in the Park San Antonio, and VDay San Antonio.  Mellissa lives in San Antonio with her husband and daughter.