Melia Bensussen's "A Doll's House" Gets Rave Reviews
“This is one of the things I live for in theatre – when you have a director who cracks a piece open and makes you look at it in a profoundly different way, and that director is Melia Bensussen.” – Jared Bown, Arts Editor for WGBH News
Princess Grace Foundation-USA congratulates our Arts Advisory Board Chair, Melia Bensussen, on her latest production of the classic Ibsen drama A Doll’s House, which has opened to rave reviews at the Huntington Theater in Boston, MA.
Melia, who was appointed Chair of the AAB in 2016, has strong ties to the Foundation. She won her first Princess Grace Award in Theater in 1990. Three years later she was awarded the Princess Grace Statue Award for her continued excellence in directing. Based in Boston, She is additionally the Chair of the Performing Arts department at Emerson College.
Melia has frequently directed productions at established Massachusetts theaters including the Huntington Theatre, the Actors’ Shakespeare Project, and Merrimack Repertory Theater, in addition to directing for theaters across in the country. In 1999, she won an Obie Award for her direction of The Turn of the Screw off-Broadway at Primary Stages.
January 13, 2017