Melissa Martin-Public Communication for Researchers - Carnegie Mellon University

Melissa Martin

Adjunct Instructor, School of Drama


Melissa Martin is an award winning producer/writer/director working in independent film, and theatre. She is the Producer/Writer/Director of The Bread, My Sweet, a critically acclaimed, award-winning, commercially successful independent film. An award winner on the film festival scene, The Bread, My Sweet screened at more than twenty festivals, was a featured film in Chris Gore's Film Festival Survival Guide, and was released theatrically nation-wide. It was distributed world-wide by Fox International, on DVD by Universal/Screen Media, and on ShowTime, Starz, The Sundance Channel, and network television.

Martin is also a creator and director of The Honorable (in post-production), a series pilot featuring David Conrad (Star of Ghost Whisperer). She has directed multiple commercials and short films. For the stage, she directed Glengarry Glenn Ross, Frozen (with Barebones Productions), and Amy Hartman's play Mercy and The Firefly at the Playhouse Rep.

Martin teaches graduate screenwriting in The Drama School at Carnegie Mellon University. She also teaches Acting for Management in The Heinz School at CMU.


Melissa led our Communicating Science with Theatre Techniques workshop, and led two more rounds of it at our improv/retreat events in fall 2013 and fall 2014.