Melissa Bergstrom is a Boston, MA based actor, writer, and teaching artist who is the Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of The Perpetual Visitors Theatre Company, a Boston based troupe that produces documentary theatre.
Melissa has been involved in a number of stage and screen projects throughout New England, including Mirabiles and Letters to Medford with Two Roads Performance Projects, I Never Saw Another Butterfly at the Firehouse Center for the Arts, Big Work with The Perpetual Visitors Theatre Company, and Blogging Unplugged with Sue Bear Productions . She is currently an affiliated faculty member in the Department of Performing Arts at Emerson College.
Her original works include the stage plays SafeGuard , a solo documentary piece which examines the female perspective of deployment and Untitled Hospital Sketch, that follows the journey of a man diagnosed with breast cancer, as well as Ready for Lou, her first short film, for which she served as writer, director, and lead actor. Melissa self-published her first book, The Perpetual Visitor: A Field Guide for Everyday Artists, in May 2019.
She earned her M.A in Theatre Education at Emerson College and her B.A. in Theatre Performance and History from SUNY Geneseo.