Meet Drama's New Chair, Melanie Dreyer-Lude!
An American theatre artist, born and raised in Denver, Colorado, Melanie specializes in international theatre collaboration and multidisciplinary projects. Fluent in German, she also translates and directs contemporary German plays, which have been produced in the United States and Canada and published in international magazines and anthologies.
A Fulbright scholar, Melanie's current research focuses on refugee stories, and adapting and staging traditional folktales with the Ndere Centre in Kampala, Uganda. She is thrilled to be joining the Department of Drama, and looks forward to living and working in Edmonton!