Melissa is a writer, director and dramaturg for theatre. Directing credits include Just to Get Married by Cicely Hamilton (Finborough Theatre, 2017) - Susannah Clapps 'Best Theatre of 2017'; 'Staged with wit and efficiency by Melissa Dunne’Ben Brantley, The New York Times ★★★★; Evening Standard ★★★★; The Times ★★★★ The Observer. She is Artistic Director of Papercut Theatre and has previously read scripts for the National Theatre, Graeae Theatre Company, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Soho Theatre, Ice & Fire and the Bush Theatre. As a writer her work has been produced at The Miniaturists, Arcola Theatre, Latitude Festival and Assembly Festival, Edinburgh Fringe.
She has been an Associate Lecturer at Buckinghamshire New University and is a Visiting Lecturer at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.