Melissa is a performer, creator, and activist from Prince Edward Island. She’s trying to figure out how to build a life around storytelling, menstrual equity, and loving other humans. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance from Sheridan College and is a co-founder of both Diva Day International (@ddivaday) and Kitbag Theatre.
Melissa's vocals are as dynamic and versatile as her interests. From operetta to gospel, from singer-songwriter to big Broadway belt, from jazz to indie-folk, Melissa is a powerhouse performer in many genres and is hired as such.
Musical theatre is her first and primary love. In a non-COVID timeline, Melissa would have played the iconic redhead in Anne & Gilbert in Charlottetown under Rebecca Parent’s direction in the summer of 2020.
Theatre credits include: Tuesdays & Sundays (Kitbag Theatre), good girl (Trailside Music Hall; 120 Diner), It’s a Wonderful Life (Magnus Theatre), Kitsault (Pucl & Price), Anne & Gilbert (The Guild), Crazy for You, Trap Door (Theatre Sheridan), Perfect Wedding, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Stephenville Theatre Festival), We Are Canadian, Soul of the Island (Charlottetown Festival Young Company).
Follow Melissa on Instagram @melissamackenz & @endoenchantress, or visit melissamackenz.com for more information.