Melissa Kievman (Creative Producer, Professional Development) has directed and developed new plays at theaters including The La Jolla Playhouse, Syracuse Stage, Soho Rep, Atlantic Theater Company, Trinity Rep, New Victory Labworks, TheaterworksUSA at the Lucille Lortel, Children’s Theater Company in Minneapolis, Hangar Theatre, O’Neill Theater Center, The Guthrie Lab, ACT Seattle, Roadworks in Chicago, Asolo Rep, Great Lakes Theater Festival/Cleveland Public, Ars Nova, The Divadelni Ostrov Festival in Prague, and the Gate Theater, London. She is a member of Ensemble Studio Theater, an affiliated artist of New Georges, a Wingspace member, a Lincoln Center Lab alumna, a Drama League fellow, and recipient of the NEA/TCG Program for Directors. Kievman formerly served as Associate Artistic Director of New Dramatists, facilitating the development of hundreds of new plays and new music theater pieces. She is currently Creative Producer for the Brown University Writing For Performance Program and co-artistic director of Chekhov at Lake Lucille, an annual New York-based retreat, film and performance project shared at Under The Radar and Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater, MassMoCa, The Spoleto Festival and The Noorderzon Festival. She is a cohort member of artEquity.