recent COLLABORATors :
New Ohio Theatre
52nd Street Project
Melisa Tien is a playwright, lyricist, and librettist from California who resides in New York City. She is interested in formally unconventional, socially relevant, emotionally evocative work. A member of New Dramatists, a NYFA fellow in Playwriting/Screenwriting, a MacDowell Colony fellow, and a former Women's Project Lab playwright, Melisa enjoys languages and the outdoors.
She has been a finalist for the Princess Grace Award, the Leah Ryan Prize, and the Jerome New York fellowship, and a nominee for the Weissberger Award and the Smith Prize. A trained chef and long-time student loan borrower, Melisa is available for consulting on how to make your meals more tasty and your loan payments less dreary.
Pictures of her 18-year-old cat are available upon request.