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Melissa DuPrey

A multidisciplinary artist and alchemist of performed narrative.

Melissa DuPrey is an actor, comic, producer, emcee, musician, and playwright with roots from Humboldt Park, Chicago. She is a critically-acclaimed solo artist whose work spans over a decade with 5 full-length solo plays (SEXomedy, SUSHI-frito, Good Grief, SEXomedy 2.0, RISE OF THUNDERDOME) highlighting the intersections of diasporic Blackness, queerness, healing, liberation, and sexuality. DuPrey’s full-length play BRUJAJA, directed by Miranda Gonzalez, was digitized as a theatrical film by UrbanTheater Company in 2021 for its world premier. DuPrey's stand-up has been featured in Chicago, New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles. She has been a regular guest on WGN's talk radio show, Pretty Late, hosted by veteran comedian Patti Vasquez, a regular panelist on Feminist Wednesdays WBEZ's "Vocalo" show, and panelist for WGN's Windy City Live (Chicago). She was most recently seen as “Dr. Sara Ortiz” on Greys Anatomy (S17 & S18) and will recur in a new HULU series How to Die Alone ("Tamika"). She's also been seen on Empire (FOX), The Resident (FOX), Chicago PD (NBC), and The Chi (Showtime). Her theater credits include works at Teatro Vista, Court Theater, The Goodman Theater, Steppenwolf, Free Street Theater, UrbantTheater Company, Victory Gardens, The Greenhouse Theater, Oracle Theater, and Teatro Luna. She is an Ensemble member at Teatro Luna and Africaribe. She hopes to continue creating and producing projects that fuse theatrical story-telling with comedy for theater, television, and film.

AfroLatine Superfriends Playwriting Hour with Melissa DuPrey
Event poster. Melissa DuPrey portrait.

AfroLatine Superfriends Playwriting Hour with Melissa DuPrey

An AfroLatine-Led Playwriting Series Featuring Writers/Theatremakers from Across the United States

Thursday 4 May 2023
United States