Mel Edwards is the Technical Director at Rouse High School in Leander ISD. She was born and raised in Roma, Texas, right on the border of Texas and Mexico. She has been teaching technical theatre for 9 years and has started an online shop, Mighty With All Trades, as a way to celebrate the individuals that make theatre happen. Mel is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and has worked as a scenic carpenter at The Studio Theatre in Washington, DC and as a cabinet maker/finisher prior to becoming a theatre teacher.
When Lauren Van Hemert founded RDU on Stage in 2019, she envisioned it as a conventional media hub for the Triangle theater community – covering the local scene with reviews, features, interviews, and a podcast.