Mel House

Mel House

Categories: Film, Media, Teaching Artist, Theater & Performance, Writing & Literature, Community Arts

Mel House is a New York City based actress, comedian, voice teacher and the writer/creator behind HOT ANGRY MOM—a feminist punk rock comedy series about a people-pleasing mom who must face her rage when a video of her epic meltdown goes viral. HOT ANGRY MOM recently won Best TV Pilot, Director, Ensemble Cast and Actress at NYC TV Fest, as well as awards in Germany, Canada, Italy and Peru. HOT ANGRY MOM was a 2019 finalist for Sundance’s New Voice’s Lab and screened at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood at Hollyshorts Film Festival and Dances with Films. Subscribe to and follow on IG, FB or threads @hotangrymom for more.

Recently Mel guest starred on FBI: Most Wanted as Leah Wilson, a character inspired by Kathy Bates’ role in Misery, played Judy in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina and toured internationally in Rome, Cagliari, Belgrade, Dublin, and NYC with The Baby Monitor--a new play about same-sex parenting. She has played iconic roles from Shakespeare to Ibsen, working Off-Broadway, regionally, and internationally, as well as originating roles for the web, film, and TV. You can see her this Fall playing Heidi in What the Constitution Means to Me at Syracuse Stage.

Mel tells stories, makes jokes, and takes on projects that highlight queer and female stories, while promoting conversations around gender, power and sexuality. She is a proud member of the Actors Center Company, NYWIFT, VASTA, SAG/AFTRA, AEA, and a Certified Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework®. More at

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With influences as diverse as Simone de Beauvoir, Audre Lorde, Issa Rae, Soraya Chemaly, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, I create work ranging from comedy/satire to drama/thrillers that focus on strong female characters and their authentic narratives. I am a multi-hyphenate artist - filmmaker, writer, producer, actor, comedian, clown, teaching artist, mom and certified teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework, who believes that when women tap into our power, we create a more safe and equitable world.

As a young person growing up in foster care, I experienced a lack of bodily autonomy and agency around major decisions that impacted my life. I am keenly aware of systems of oppression that shape and limit our understanding of self and the expression of one's own authentic voice. My early artistic journey was about excavating my own identity and voice. Now in middle-age, I hope to support others on that journey.

Film is a medium that has the potential to develop empathy in its audiences and to bring communities together to share new understandings and engage in exciting conversation. With my latest work, a feminist punk rock comedy series entitled HOT ANGRY MOM, I invite viewers to consider what positive anger might look like and how it can make us more authentic and whole.

With my next project "Our Bodies," I am offering voicework and writing workshops to generate stories about a broad range of experiences that we have inside our human bodies--periods, miscarriages, abortions, birth, gender transition, surgeries, physical differences, adolescence, race, personal agency, and the ways that we are free and constrained by the world that we live in. By collectively creating and sharing, we build community and offer healing. Participants will be invited to submit their stories to a larger collection of stories, with the goal to produce them as a play to expand public consciousness around the diversity of experiences that make bodily autonomy a fundamental human right.

Contact Information

Phone: 917-676-1004

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