MELISSA MOLANO is a native Houstonian and so delighted to be back at the Alley Theatre after most recently portraying Julie in Hilary Bettis’ Queen of Basel for the 2018 Alley All New Festival. She was recently featured in Houston Press’ “7 Young Talented Actors to Watch” and in 2016 received both a Houston Theatre Award for “Best Breakthrough Performances” and a Laura Award from Landing Theatre Company. Other previous roles include: Alley All New Reading Series: Claire Kiechel's Pilgrims (Girl) and 2017 Alley All New Festival: Kenneth Lin's adaptation of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Ensemble). Stages Repertory Theatre: Luna Gale (Lourdes), I and You (Caroline), The Book of Maggie (Maggie), Rebecca Gilman’s Dollhouse (Iris); Obsidian Theater: El Nogalar (Valeria); Rogue Productions/50 Playwrights Project: Just Like Us (Yadira); Cone Man Running: Cherry Muffins (Loreliar); Queensbury Theatre: Man of La Mancha (Antonia); Bridgehaven Productions' This American Family (Elena) benefiting the Boys and Girls Harbor and Baylor College of Medicine; AD Players: Diary of Anne Frank (Margot); She is both a SHSU Musical Theatre and TPAP alumna and a proud member of Actor’s Equity. Outside of her work on stage she is also a voice actor for Sentai Filmworks.