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Melissa Leilani Larson

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in Kahuku, HI, The United States
September 13, 1976

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Melissa Leilani Larson is a writer presently based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Produced plays include: THE EDIBLE COMPLEX (Plan-B Theatre commission), PILOT PROGRAM, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (Brigham Young University commission), LITTLE HAPPY SECRETS, PERSUASION, MARTYRS' CROSSING, A FLICKERING, THE WEAVER OF RAVELOE, LADY IN WAITING, and the upcoming MOUNTAIN LAW. Films include FREETOWN (winner of the Ghana Movie Award for Best Screenplay and the Utah Film Award for Best Picture) and JANE AND EMMA (in pre-production).

Mel is the only woman to receive more than one Association for Mormon Letters Drama award, and is the youngest person to win a total of three. Other honors include: the IRAM Best New Play award; a Salt Lake City Weekly Arty Award; the
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I’ve been trying to figure out what didn’t suck in 2016. It was a worthwhile exercise. In 2016…


I visited Miami University Ohio to see a stellar, sold-out production of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, directed by the fabulous Suann Pollock. I also got to cross a visit to Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park off my bucket list.


THE EDIBLE COMPLEX toured 42 schools across 7 counties, where it was seen by 15,000 k...

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“Oh, joy. I can't pick up my cup, what with all the running over.”
Melissa Leilani Larson, Out of the Mount: 19 from New Play Project

“You're going to burn in a very special level of hell. A level they reserve for child molesters and people who talk at the theater.”
Joss Whedon

“We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.”
David Mamet, Boston Marriage

“See it? Oh, I have no interest in seeing it. Seeing it might get in the way of my opinion.”
Richard Greenberg, The Violet Hour

“When the evening was over, Anne could not be amused…nor could she help fearing, on more serious reflection, that, like many other great moralists and preachers, she had been eloquent on a point in which her own conduct would ill bear examination.”
Jane Austen, Persuasion

“I should be sorry if I only entertained them. I wished to make them better.”
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message 1: by Meg

Meg Mel! I love that you have a Goodreads account! I have to check out your list of favorite books because a few of them I've never read. I noticed one of your fav quotes was from Firefly. I must admit, I'm an obsessive browncoat myself! Can't wait to see your reviews!

Meg




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