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 www.theperpetualvisitor.com
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Melissa Bergstrom discusses her journey toward accepting a personal definition of success as a theatre artist.
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.