The Winter's Tale will open in May 2018!

We are now accepting headshots and resumes for auditions for The Winter's Tale! For more information, check out our Get Involved page.

Creative Team

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Melissa Meli (Director) is an actor, director, producer, and podcaster in NYC, and is the proud Artistic Director of the Fools & Kings Project. Her most recent directing work was seen at the NYTF's Winterfest, for which she directed the premiere of The Veritas Times with Vulcan Theatre Company. Other directing credits include The Tempest (Fools & Kings), Tech Support: Circe and J Train (PCTF '15, Award for Outstanding Production of a One-Act for J Train), and The Importance of Being Earnest. Some of Melissa's favorite acting endeavors are Romeo and Juliet (Juliet), The Comedy of Errors (Dromio of Syracuse), Pageant Princess (Maxine, WVMTF '14), Julius Caesar (Cassius), and many readings of Pieces (Tabby). You can find her podcasts, The Amateur Detective Club and Blank History Month on your favorite podcatcher, or BFA, NYU Tisch, Playwrights Horizons Theatre School.



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Tristan Miller (Assistant Director) is an actor, comedian, podcaster, and editor in chief of WayWord WordSmiths co, a production company that creates light, inclusive art that instigates positive social change. As an artist Tristan believes there is a moral imperative to create joy and he hopes this show does just that. This is his fifth production in which he has been involved. He is excited to step into this new creative role! Go to for more information.




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