Melissa Quirk (Gertrude) is delighted to make her Minerva Stage debut, and will return to the MAC next month in the title role in The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha. Melissa portrayed Mrs. Van Daan in a national tour of The Story of Ann Frank. Locally, Melissa has performed in numerous Berkshire County productions including: Tongue of a Bird (Maxine) @ Main Street Stage; Talking With . . .(Big Eight), Rumors (Claire Ganz), As Bees in Honey Drown (Alexa Vere de Vere), Odd Couple (Florence Unger), and The Good Doctor (Nanny, Nina) @ Town Players; Glimpses of the Moon (Eldorada Tooker), Merchant of Venice (Ensemble), Taming of the Shrew (Biondello, Nathaniel), and Heroides (Hypermnestra) @ Shakespeare & Co; Five Women Wearing the Same Dress (Meredith) and Gypsy (Miss Crachitt, Ensemble) @ Berkshire Public Theatre; Seduction Scenes: Cloud 9 (Victoria), Evening of Shakespeare: Henry V (Alice), Tennessee (lead: Old Woman) @ Williamstown Theatre Festival. Other productions include: Love Letters, Search for Signs of Intelligent Life, Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh (Sarah Jackman), Wizard of Oz (Dorothy), Alice in Wonderland (Alice) and a one woman show, Foremothers in Faith. Melissa has directed numerous plays including: Macbeth, Hamlet, Midsummer Nights’ Dream, The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo & Juliet, Twelfth Night, Anton in Show Business, and The Duke, the Bard and You All on a Midsummer Night, which featured the Duke Ellington band. Melissa was co-founder and co-producer of StageRight Productions, a NYC theatre company that features original works.