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Melory Mirashrafi is an Iranian-American, Boston-based dramaturg, actor & director. 

Melory Mirashrafi (she/they) is a dramaturg, actor, and director from Portland, Oregon. After interning with the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, Melory moved to Boston to work as the Huntington Theatre Company's 2019-2020 Literary Apprentice, where she is also a dramaturg for Speakeasy Stage's "The Boston Project." In Oregon, Melory worked as a dramaturg and cultural consultant for Octavio Solis on Mary Zimmerman's The Arabian Nights at Southern Oregon University, directed The Little Prince with Opera Theater Oregon in downtown Portland, performed as Veronica in Heathers: The Musical at the Funhouse Lounge, and in Heather Raffo's one-woman show, Nine Parts of Desire as part of a thesis on Middle Eastern diaspora theatre at Linfield College. Melory’s writing has been featured in Oregon Artswatch, Public Books, and at the ATHE 2019 National Conference.

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Reaching One Audience Member at a Time
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Reaching One Audience Member at a Time

18 May 2020

Staff members at the Huntington Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts discuss their response to their theatre’s closure due to COVID-19: calling audience members and reading them monologues over the phone.