Meet our Readers: Melissa DuPrey

We are STOKED to have Melissa DuPrey performing with us on Sunday!

Actor and comic, Melissa DuPrey, is a Chicago native from Humboldt Park. She earned double Bachelor degrees from the University of Houston and returned to Chicago to join the all-Latina theatre company, Teatro Luna (“TL”). Her one-woman show, SEXomedy, was developed during a series that showcased women of color in the arts. Her solo show is now Chicago Reader Recommended, a Member’s Pick, and had a successful debut Off-Broadway in New York. Her second solo show, SUSHI-frito, has also been critically acclaimed while still in development. She was a finalist in the 2014 ABC New Talent Diversity Showcase in NYC. Regional Theatre credits include: The Compass (Steppenwolf Theatre) and Luna Gale (Goodman Theatre). Other theatre credits include SUSHI-frito (Free Street Theatre), Adoration of the Old Woman (Urban Theatre Company), and A Citizen’s Anthology (Inconvenience Theatre), Forecast (ICAH/MCA),PUTAS! (Teatro Luna), and later this fall, Good Friday (Oracle). She was selected as a new talent for the 2014 ABC Diversity Showcase in New York City. She has performed stand-up comedy in Chicago, New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles. She is currently an Artistic Associate with Pegasus Theatre Chicago, an Ensemble Member at UrbanTheater Company, and an Artist-in-Residence at Free Street Theatre.


Grab a seat in the gallery at Great Lakes Tattoo this Sunday and see this lady do her thing. Stories start at 8pm. Show is free and BYOB.


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