Melissa Weisz is as an actor, producer, writer and consultant with a focus on giving individuals and communities, often pushed to the margins, a voice.
Melissa played Manke in God of vengeance in 2017 which was a NYT Critic's Pick and has starred in many award winning films and shorts including " Felix and Meira", Romeo and Juliet in Yiddish, "Black Star", "The Visit"and Tzadeikis". She was featured on NBC out , Them's "can you be religious and queer?" Jewish weeks "36 under 36" and Vogue's American Women: Transformers"
Melissa is currently writing “the women” A play which takes place in the Hasidic Jewish community. Having been raised in the Hasidic community in Brooklyn herself, she want to show the humanity of a world often misunderstood and normalize
otherness so we can honor and respect those that do not look like us, love like us or pray like us.
Melissa hosts "the forbidden apple podcast" which explores the complex relationship between queer people and religion.