Melanie is a Toronto-based actor, producer, writer, and occasional fight choreographer. As a founding member of Headstrong Collective, Melanie wrote Licking Knives, which has been presented in the Toronto Fringe Festival and the SpringWorks Festival in Stratford Ontario. It was published in the spring of 2015 by Meat Locker Editions. She was also a co-adaptor and producer of Headstrong’s Romeo and (her) Juliet, winner of the Best Ensemble and Best Director (Regional/Independent) My Theatre Awards from My Entertainment World. Favourite credits include Tybalt in Romeo and (her) Juliet, the title role in Andromache (Theatre Erindale), and Pierre Elliot Trudeau in Trudeautopia (Banquo’s Banquet/Toronto Fringe). Melanie is a certified Intermediate Actor-Combatant with the Academy of Fight Directors Canada and proud member of the Playwrights Guild of Canada. Please visit melaniehrymak.com or follow her on Twitter (@melaniehrymak).