Melissa DuPrey is a Chicago native with roots in the Puerto Rican community of Humboldt Park. After earning her degrees from the University of Houston, she returned to Chicago to join the nationally recognized, all-Latina Theatre Company, Teatro Luna. While contributing to the development of their plays, she was also a member of their touring ensemble and performed in Crossed (Rita), PUTAS! (Daniela), Not Your Generic Latina (multiple roles), and Generation Sex (self). Her one-woman show, SEXomedy, was developed during TL’s series of One Night Stands that showcased women of color in the arts. It is now Chicago Reader Recommended, a Member’s Pick, and has recently made its debut Off-Broadway in New York. She is currently developing her second solo show, SUSHI-frito. This year also marks her debut on The Goodman stage in the world premier of their critically acclaimed play, Luna Gale (Lourdes). Ms. DuPrey is also a national comedian that has performed in New York, Philadelphia, and various reputable venues throughout Chicago such as Zanies, Riddles, Second City’s UP Comedy Club, Mikey O Comedy Show, and The Abbey Pub. Ms. DuPrey has also been a regular guest on WGN’s late-night radio show hosted by Comedian Patti Vasquez. As a musician and active member of her community, she is dedicated to the preservation of Puerto Rican culture by way of the folkloric music, Bomba y Plena, with Africaribe. She is blessed to have the continuous support of her family and friends, and hopes to continue creating and producing projects that fuse elements of theatrical story-telling with stand-up comedy.
Videos: The Sphinx – Awkward Spaceship Live, Tang Dynasty – Awkward Spaceship Live, Paper Towels – Awkward Spaceship Live, Back From the Dead – Day Drinking, Crosswords – Day Drinking, Decimation – Day Drinking, Flavored Vodka – Day Drinking, Rough Night – Day Drinking, Crushes – Day Drinking, Robots – Day Drinking, Phones – Day Drinking, Invisible Bear – Day Drinking, Dumped or Fired – Day Drinking