Mel Redwin, President
Originally from North Carolina, Mel Redwin (she/her) has worked as a theater artist, director and educator for two decades, specializing in devised theater and new play development. Mel joined Enchanted Circle as a performing and teaching artist in the summer of 2009 and was active in all teaching programs, from school residencies and professional development to family literacy and community engagement programming. Mel has performed in several Enchanted Circle productions including Between the Canals: The Evolution of a Mill Town, as Katharine Skinner Kilborne in THE SKINNER SERVANTS’ TOUR: A Living History of Wistariahurst, and Harriet Beecher Stowe, Olive Gilbert, Frances Titus and Lucy Colman in SOJOURNER’S TRUTH:”I will shake every place I go to.”
In 2022, Mel was invited to join the Enchanted Circle Board of Directors. She has a passion for building trust, collectivism, and creativity, and is invigorated by deploying equitable, and actively anti-racist, practices as efforts of love towards collective liberation.
Through her past work at Survivor Theatre Project, Mel developed a theater curriculum for and with survivors of sexual violence, as a mode of healing and community transformation. Mel earned a Master of Arts in Theatre Education at Emerson College in Boston, where she concentrated on directing and theater for social change.
Her acting credits include Fool For Love, The Laramie Project, The Exonerated, Brecht Unplugged at Roxbury Repertory Theater, and Zorro! at Paintbox Theater. In addition to supporting the development of multiple one-person shows, she has directed Our Town and Dead Man’s Cell Phone at Ashfield Community Theater, Woman with the Red Kerchief at Boston Playwright’s Theatre, and the original play Legal Tender: Women & The Secret Life of Money.
Who We Are
” Many of the children I work with have never felt success, and you make them feel safe and empowered.”
~ 5th grade teacher, Holyoke, MA