Melissa Bergstrom

Melissa is a Boston-based actor, playwright, and teaching artist who received her Master of Arts in Theatre Education at Emerson College, and holds a B.A. in Theatre Performance and History from SUNY Geneseo. She is the Co-Artistic director of The Perpetual Visitors Theatre Company, a brand new Boston based troupe that produces documentary theatre, and has performed in a variety of projects in Boston, including Letters to Medford (Two Roads Performance Projects); What We Lost Along the Way (Boston Children's Theatre), and SafeGuard, her original solo documentary performance play which examines the female perspective of deployment. She blogs regularly at


Blognews, trends, insights

  • Slowing Down for Success
    Melissa Bergstrom discusses her journey toward accepting a personal definition of success as a theatre artist.
  • Creative Contingencies: Making Peace With My Day Job(s)
    Melissa Bergstrom reflects on her early disappointment in having to get a day job in order to support herself as a theatremaker, and how she has grown to appreciate the wide range of experiences she has had.