Melanie Rada

Melanie Rada

Actor, Director, Art Director, Concept Artist, Performance Coach, Playwright, Illustrator, Lighting Designer, Stage Director, Dramaturge, Choreographer, Makeup Artist, Set Designer and Theatrical Producer

Praha, Czech Republic

Member Since:
March 2014
Last online:
> 2 weeks ago
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About Melanie

I have a degree in Theatre and Fine Arts. Ihave worked in many theatrical fields including Directing, Acting, Stage Management, Lighting Design, Set Design in Venezuela, Canada, and now The Czech Republic. Since moving to Prague, I have taught theatre to both children and adults and have been actively involved in many theatres as an actor, director, script writer, stage manager, and lighting designer. Some of the plays I recently directed include Peter Weiss' Marat/Sade and John Cameron Mitchell's rock musical Hedwig and The Angry Inch. Currently, I am the Artistic Director of Akanda.

Unique traits: Fluent in English, French and Spanish. Working knowledge of Czech and Japanese.


  • Light up Your Life

    Light up Your Life (2013)
    Theater by Dare to Light co-creator, director

  • Beirut

    Beirut (2013)
    Theater by Akanda Actor

  • Cabaret Macabre

    Cabaret Macabre (2012)
    Theater by Akanda Director, co-producer, make-up designer

  • Unmaking Hedwig

    Unmaking Hedwig (2012)
    Film by Akanda Actor, co-writer, co-producer

  • Marat/Sade

    Marat/Sade (2012)
    Theater by Akanda Director

  • Romeo and Juliet

    Romeo and Juliet (2011)
    Theater by Prague Shakespeare Company Lighting Designer

  • Hedwig and The Angry Inch

    Hedwig and The Angry Inch (2011)
    Theater by Akanda Director

  • Lovecraft

    Lovecraft (2009)
    Theater by Blood, Love & Rhetoric Actor and Lighting Designer

  • Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

    Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (2008)
    Theater by Blood, Love & Rhetoric Lighting Designer

  • La Machine

    La Machine (2007)
    Theater by Miloco Stage Manager, Set and Light Designer, co-producer

  • True West

    True West (2007)
    Theater by Prague Playhouse Lighting Designer

  • Macbeth

    Macbeth (2006)
    Theater by Prague Shakespeare Company Lighting and Set Designer, Stage Manager

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