Vynnie Meli | Playwright, Lyricist, Librettist
Vynnie first broke the NYMF ice with PLAGUED - A LOVE STORY (book and lyrics, music by Casey Filiaci). Other productions include KEATS IN CURLERS (off B’way), CHOPPED LIVER IN PARADISE, SEPTEMBER TENTH, JIM CROW AND THE RHYTHM DARLINGS and KRISPY KREMES AND BUTTER QUEENS. Upcoming are ORBITAL DEBRIS, a straight 2 person rom com, and THE LIFESPAN OF A FLY, a short comic opera.
A Eugene O’Neill semi-finalist last year, awards include the Jane Chambers Award, ATHE Award, Essential Theatre Playwriting Award, Metropolitan Atlanta Theatre Award for Best New Work and the Poets & Writers Magazine and the Anna Sosenko Trust grants. With various composers, Vynnie’s short comic operas have won the Judges Awards for the Atlanta Opera’s 24 Hour Opera Project 3 years in a row.
A long-time Atlantan, she’s a frequent flyer to musical theater workshops and seminars in NYC and LA with ASCAP, New Musicals, Inc and Commercial Theatre Institute. Vynnie is a member of the Dramatists Guild and Working Title Playwrights.