Melissa Meli (Ophelia) is thrilled to be back with Black Henna, and revisiting one of her favorite Shakespearean roles. Melissa was Hero in Black Henna's Much Ado About Nothing, and previously played Ophelia with Hudson Shakespeare Company.  Other favorite credits include Romeo & Juliet (Juliet), The Comedy of Errors (Dromio of Syracuse, Luciana), Richard II (Bolingbroke), Othello (Desdemona), and Midsummer (Puck, Hermia). Her biweekly podcast, the Amateur Detective Club, reviews mystery books, TV shows, and movies with two of her smart and funny friends. Melissa is a cofounder and the Artistic Director of the Fools & Kings Project, which will be mounting a free outdoor production of Richard III in September.  BFA, NYU Tisch, Playwrights Horizons Theater School. Thanks to all, but mostly Rich. Visit