Nemesis Theatre Company is dedicated to creating unconventional, urgent, and accessible productions of Shakespeare’s work. We are driven by adherence to these principles:

  • The work must be purposeful, vital, and bold.
  • The audience deserves respect.
  • Comprehension is fundamental.
  • Theatre is serious play. 

We are looking to develop a resident company of skilled, flexible actors who are excited to play with one another. We are committed to transparency, inclusiveness, and honesty. Feedback and creative ideas are always welcome.


To date, Nemesis has produced two shows (Coriolanus 2020 and Midsummer for Haters). Its founder and director, Melon Wedick, has also directed two prior productions that adhere to the Nemesis ethos (Hamlet 2018 and Hamlet 2003).


Melon Wedick, founder and artistic director of Nemesis Theatre Company, received her BA in Theatre from Oberlin College, and subsequently completed an apprenticeship in set design at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London, UK. She was a founding member of the Certain Players of Randolph, VT, and co-founder and managing director of the Greenville Shakespeare Festival (Greenville, NH). After taking a hiatus to experiment with “real work” in the “real world,” Melon moved to Asheville, NC, where she founded Nemesis. She lives with her husband, Jon Stockdale, and looks forward to someday having a dog.