Professor Melanie M. Long, M.F.A.

Professor Melanie M. Long
  • Kennesaw State University
  • University of Minnesota
You can share your experiences with other people and you can do it with passion and clarity—with joy, even—because what you say and how you say it is a powerful expression of who you are and what you believe.

Professor Melanie Martin Long is a professional theatre director, private performance coach, and part-time Assistant Professor of Acting and Directing. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of The College of William & Mary in Theatre and English, Professor Long holds a certificate from the Alliance Theatre Acting Program in Atlanta and a Master of Fine Arts in Directing from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. She completed further theatrical studies as a Dunn Peace Research Scholar to South Africa and as an assistant director to Joe Dowling at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis.

Professor Long has directed productions ranging from classics such as Hamlet, The Tempest, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, to her original adaptation of the Gabriel García Márquez short story A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings for the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab. As a performer, Professor Long has appeared on various Atlanta stages, including the Alliance Theatre, Theatrical Outfit, and Theatre Gael.

Professor Long’s publications include two annotations of Shakespeare (The Tempest and Julius Caesar) for Teacher’s Discovery and the book and lyrics for The Frog Prince with composer James Woodward.

Professor Long has received numerous awards, including the Ken Bryant Outstanding Directing Award, three Lotta M. Crabtree Theatrical Trust Awards, and multiple Certificates of Merit for directing from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.

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"Her enthusiasm and passion for her work are absolutely contagious! Assistant Professor Long exemplifies the techniques she recommends."

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9 Courses and Sets

  1. Mastering Stage Presence: How to Present to Any Audience Sale

    Mastering Stage Presence: How to Present to Any Audience

    Melanie M. Long
    3.7 out of 5
    60% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Save up to $210.00 Starting at $39.95 $269.95 $39.95$269.95
    Any time you present yourself before others, your way of interacting with your listeners is equally as important as what you say. In these 24 dynamic sessions, you’ll learn how to present yourself successfully, practice exercises to develop physical and vocal freedom, and grasp how to keep your audience’s attention. With the skills you’ll develop, you can confidently offer your best self to the world in any...
  2. (Set) Mastering Stage Presence & The Art of Storytelling Set

    (Set) Mastering Stage Presence & The Art of Storytelling

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$524.90
    Tell your tales effectively with this set. First, gain the skills to present your best self to any audience. Then, learn the art of storytelling from a world-famous storyteller.
  3. (Set) The Art of Debate & Mastering Stage Presence Set

    (Set) The Art of Debate & Mastering Stage Presence

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Your success often depends on far more than the words you say and this two-course set gives you the knowledge to use all the skills at your disposal. From the boardroom to the cocktail party, see how The Art of Debate can help you make better decisions and win arguments. Then, get an in-depth exploration of the skills of performance and self-presentation, which apply to any situation where you present yourself to...
  4. (Set) Mastering Stage Presence & Writing Great Fiction Set

    (Set) Mastering Stage Presence & Writing Great Fiction

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Gain a captive audience with this set. FIrst, acquire the skills to present your best self to any audience. Then, learn the tips and tricks of fiction writing from a published author.
  5. (Set) Mastering Stage Presence & Effective Communication Skills Set

    (Set) Mastering Stage Presence & Effective Communication Skills

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$524.90
    Speak and be heard with this set. First, gain the skills to present your best self to any audience. Then, learn the effective communication skills that ensure your message is understood.
  6. (Set) Mastering Stage Presence & Art of Teaching Set

    (Set) Mastering Stage Presence & Art of Teaching

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$524.90
    Become a better teacher with this set. First, gain the skills to present your best self to any audience. Then, learn best practices from a master educator.
  7. (Set) The Art of Public Speaking & Mastering Stage Presence Set

    (Set) The Art of Public Speaking & Mastering Stage Presence

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $404.90 Starting at $404.90 $469.90 $404.90$469.90
    Learn to deliver the best speech or performance possible with this set of courses. Begin by drawing on the techniques used by professional actors and public speakers to learn to offer your best self to the world by mastering your stage presence. Then, explore the greatest speeches of history delivered by orators like Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr. and more, to improve and enhance your public-speaking...
  8. (Set) Mastering Stage Presence & Influence Set

    (Set) Mastering Stage Presence & Influence

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $404.90 Starting at $404.90 $469.90 $404.90$469.90
    Learn to sway an audience with this set. First, gain the skills to present your best self to any audience. Then, delve into the powerful skill of influence and learn how to become more influential.
  9. (Set) Understanding Nonverbal Communication & Mastering Stage Presence Set on sale

    (Set) Understanding Nonverbal Communication & Mastering Stage Presence

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $381.00 Starting at $57.90 $469.90 $57.90$469.90
    Your success in communicating depends on far more than the words you say. This two course set of Understanding Nonverbal Communication & Mastering Stage Presence: How to Present to Any Audience will help you master the practical skills you need to present your best self to any person or group.