Melissa Leilani Larson

What has Mel's attention at the moment:

PROJECTS: Plan-B Theatre's production of The Edible Complex toured 42 schools across 7 Utah counties this fall, where it was seen by 15,000 children.

THEATRE: FENCES at Pioneer Theatre Company.

FILM: Lion.

TV: Victoria.

BOOK: A House Full of Females by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich.

SONG: "How Far I'll Go" from Moana.

EDIBLE: Cheesecake.

INK IN THE PEN: Bung Box Kabayaki Eel.

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14 August 2013 0 Comments

Lizzy and Lottie

This is a scene from Pride and Prejudice. We are at the Meryton assembly, pharm and Elizabeth has just overheard Darcy call her “tolerable”. ELIZABETH Goodness, physician you’d think something crawled into his supper and died. CHARLOTTE I can’t even—Did you hear what he said? ELIZABETH I did. Likely he doesn’t dance because he’s bad […]

1 February 2013 1 Comment

Visiting Old Friends.

So I have been a little busy. And I did set one of those New Year’s resolutions to blog more often, which is totally in the plan (ssh—don’t tell anyone it’s already February). Part of the reason I’ve been so crazy busy is that I’ve been doing a ton of teaching—I am fuller than full time […]

15 October 2012 2 Comments

Four Centuries of Mormon Stories.

Years ago, when I was pursuing my undergrad degree, I studied English. I had planned since I read my first books to write them. I wrote stories all the time. I loved going to the theatre, and going to movies, but I didn’t think about writing for those media the way I thought about writing […]

11 September 2012 2 Comments

My New Favorite Thing.

Over the weekend I discovered this web series, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, and I absolutely fell in love with it. The writing is very clever, and I think the casting and acting are spot on. I think Ashley Clements is compelling and super-likable as Lizzie; later on in the series she gets to show her dramatic […]

2 June 2012 4 Comments


Okay, so you may think this is a ridiculous post. But I think it’s important for me to say this stuff aloud, so here goes. Whatcha going to do to stop me? Writing is happening. I’m staying up way too late but it’s okay because I’m making stuff. And I’m really pleased with where it’s going. It’s […]