Interviews

October 2018 — Nine years after her first appearance on their Mormon Expressions podcast, Mel was welcomed back to visit with Glenn and Tom on their new podcast Infants on Thrones to celebrate the opening weekend of Jane and Emma.

October 2018 — Mel and director Chantelle Squires were the guests on the Maxwell Institute podcast to talk about the making of Jane and Emma.

August 2018 — Mel joined director Chantelle Squires and producers Madeline Jorgensen and Jenn Lee Smith to discuss Jane and Emma on the Mormon News Report podcast. 

August 2018 — Together with director Chantelle Squires, Mel talked about Jane and Emma on the Salt Lake Tribune's podcast Mormon Land

October 2017 — Mel had a fun chat with Wm Morris over at the Mormon Lit blog A Motley Vision, talking about Third Wheel, Jane Austen and, of course, food. 

August 2017 — Mel was a guest on the Mormon News Report podcast, discussing Third Wheel, The Edible Complex, and her love for all things Wonder Woman. 

March/April/May 2017 — Mel was invited to be the featured writer for the 2017 spring quarter at the LDS women’s journal Segullah. Read her interview, and check out excerpts from Little Happy Secrets , Pilot Program, and Sweetheart Come.

September 2016 — Mel did an interview with Megan Crivello of the Utah Theatre Bloggers discussing The Edible Complex.

April 2015 — Mel, director Jerry Rapier, and cast members April Fossen, Mark Fossen, and Susanna Florence Risser met with Doug Fabrizio on KUER’s RadioWest to discuss Pilot Program.

April 2015 — Mel was the featured guest in Episode 170 of the podcast The Cultural Hall. 

April 2015 — Mel was interviewed by LDS.net about her play Pilot Program

April 2015 — Together with director Garrett Batty, Mel recently did an interview discussing Freetown with BYU’s newspaper, The Universe. 

April 2015 — Mel chatted with Megan Crivello of the Utah Theatre Bloggers about Pilot Program. 

October 2014 — Mel was the guest on the inaugural episode of the Mormon Artist podcast. She and host Katherine Morris discussed Freetown and Pilot Program.

September 2014 — Mel was interviewed about her work and current projects this weekend for the Rational Faiths podcast. You can hear the interview here.

July 2014 — Mel directed Into the Woods at the Echo Theatre in Provo July 18-August 23, 2014. A dress rehearsal was the subject of a photo essay in the Daily Herald; Mel was also interviewed about the show by the Herald here.

March 2014 — Mel was a guest on BYU Radio’s Morning Show March 26th to chat for a few minutes about Pride and Prejudice. Listen to the episode here; starts at around 39:00 minutes in. UPDATE: Mel’s segment on the Morning Show was featured as “the Best of the Week” on the following Saturday.

February 2014 — Mel was recently interviewed by BYU dramaturg Anne Flinders for the Theatre & Media Arts department’s dramaturgy blog “4th Wall” regarding the adaptation process for Pride and Prejudice. 

November 2013 — Mel was interviewed by Ben Crowder for the online magazine Mormon Artist