Who We Are

Melissa O’Rear is a theatre educator, teaching artist, director and actor. As a trained actor and singer from Lawrence University, she spent many years performing in Chicago. During that time, she discovered her love for theatre education and has spent the last 15 years creating safe spaces for artists of all ages to take creative risks. She holds a masters degree in Educational Theatre from New York University.

Melissa was the Creative Dramatics teacher for The Colorado Springs School and now teaches in District 11. She has worked locally with the Millibo Art Theatre, Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale, Stars & Moon Music Theatre, Theatreworks, the Fine Arts Center, Counterweight Theatre Lab and the Colorado Springs Conservatory. She is an adjunct faculty member at UCCS where she teaches arts integration to elementary education majors.

Theatre Across Borders creates theatre in unexpected places throughout the Pikes Peak region in order to connect, inspire, and grow together.

What We Do

Site-Specific Productions

Residencies and
After-School Programs

Arts Integrated Projects

Workshops for Performance Groups

Recent Projects:
Magic of the Marsh (Summer 2020)
Push, Pull, Split, Spin (Spring 2022)

Our Next Big Project:
Ghost Fish (Fall 2022)

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