June 03, 2020
Melissa Mullen is a PEI based actor, playwright, director and farmer. She has been involved with PARC for many years as a board member, Colony actor, and playwright. Her first play, Rough Waters, was developed with assistance from PARC and produced by Neptune Theatre in Halifax and TheatrePEI. She has co-written several plays with husband Rob MacLean, including the short piece Dear Mr. Keith for Theatre Yes in Edmonton, a stage adaptation of Sir Andrew Macphail's The Master's Wife (PEI Heritage award winner), and The Man Who Saved the Songs (a tribute to esteemed folklorist Edward 'Sandy' Ives now in production development). Melissa and Rob have recently been named co-recipients of the 2020 PEI Distinguished Contribution to the Literary Arts award. Melissa is currently working on her new solo script, Continuing Care.