Melissa O’Rear founded Theatre Across Borders in the summer of 2020 during COVID. TAB’s first show, Magic of the Marsh, sold out all 36 shows before opening day as was the first play staged in El Paso County after the lockdown. An MA grad from NYU, Melissa commits to creating safe places for young people to explore the arts. She’s worked with over a dozen organizations and schools in Colorado Springs and hosts a Performing Arts Teachers Facebook group. Come see TAB’s next show, Ghost Fish: Legend of the Lake, staged at Fountain Creek and Bear Creek Nature Centers, October 15, and 22!

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