Melody Appel is an NJ based director, teaching artist and actor. She has taught classes and directed productions at theatre companies including Porch Light Productions and Bergen PAC. A graduate of Montclair State University, she holds a BA in Theatre with a minor in Musical Theatre. Throughout college, she was one of the artistic directors of a student-run theatre company where she produced and directed productions each season. Melody is also a graduate of The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival’s directing initiative program. Melody frequently performs in the area, most recently seen in “Radium Girls” at Old Library Theatre. She is passionate about creating a safe, welcoming and empowering space through the arts.