Melinda Ferraraccio, MA, LCAT-P, RYT, AEA

Artist. Devisor. Director. Creator. Clown

Melinda recently finished directing and devising a project with Animal Engine. The Darlings is a re-imagining of J.M. Barrie’s classic “Peter Pan” from the perspective of the Darlings, two parents struggling with the loss of their children. They search for them by day and tell stories about a place called Neverland by night … where the mermaids will drown you, the pirates might kill you, and you can’t trust the charming little boy with the impish smile.

Melinda holds a BFA in physical theater from Niagara University and an MA in expressive arts from the European Graduate School in Switzerland where she studied with the founding members of the Pan Theatre. She also attended intensives at the School of Physical Theater in London and the New York Goofs ultimate clown school. She was a founding member and artistic director of the award-winning Brass Tacks Theatre Company in NYC. Melinda has clowned around with Clowns without Borders and Clowns Ex Machina. Melinda is currently creating and devising with Animal Engine, and Here There Be Fools.

“No artist is ahead of his time. He is his time, it’s just that others are behind the times.” ~ Martha Graham