MELISSA HARLOW (The Nurse/Sampson, Don Pedro) is an NYC based actress, originally from St. Louis, MO. Having recently played the Nurse at Pax Amicus Castle Theater (NJ) and in the feature film Star Crossed Lovers (Open Iris Entertainment), this is Melissa’s 4th time in the role. She is in her 3rd year with the Northeastern Tour of Adventures of Perseus. Recent productions include: Sister Mary Hubert in Nunsense (IL), Elmire in Tartuffe (NYC), Sister Aloysius in Doubt (NJ), Veronica in God of Carnage(NJ), The Volunteer in Cover: A Play About Trafficking (MO), and Prudie in Pumpboys and Dinettes (IL). Melissa’s second film with Open Iris Entertainment, The Writer, is currently showing at film festivals in the Northeast and Canada. In NYC, Melissa co-produces the bi-monthly performance series “Gigi’s Night” benefiting Rauschenbusch Metro Ministries, where she also serves on the board of directors. She is also the co-founder of Stomping Ground Theatre Co. in Hell’s Kitchen, NY, a theatre providing a home away from home for the socially conscious. She is forever grateful to her Southwest Baptist University college theater prof, Dr. Greg Fiebig, her smokin hot husband Kerry Cissell, and her daredevil 2 yr old, Cora Jay.