THE WILLOWS...Mrs. Rosemary Willows

"Of course, I have to mention the fantastic Melinda deKay as Mrs. Rosemary Willows. She is just…WOW. I’ve said it too many times already, but to say anything else would ruin it for you. Just know that the matriarch is truly a force to be reckoned with…”,Jeff Heimbuch

“…As I shamelessly shoved bread in my face, I was graced with the company of the family's matriarch, Mrs Willows, played by Melinda DeKay (sure, I may be partial because we have the same first name, but, whatever, she was incredible). So good she was at making me feel like I was walking on eggshells, I spent 15 minutes wondering if I should initiate a conversation with her at all. Mrs. Willows' aura was all consuming…”, Melinda Stang

HAUS of Creep...Margaret
"...Cameron’s own mother Margaret (the unparalleled Melinda Dekay) may even become a piece of art for the evening, even if she doesn’t know it – and Dekay plays her as so obliviously kind that your heart may break by the end of the evening..", Taylor Winters

“…ACTRESS MELINDA DEKAY WAS INCREDIBLE AS AUNT MARION! She was truly frightening and very serious. If she had been silly or campy, this film wouldn’t have worked. She was so thoroughly committed to the character that it gave me chills!”, Vicki Woods

…Aunt Marion, played by Melinda DeKay who also gets some superb possession acting done in this film.”, Adrienne Reese 

Torment...Human Being
"   Her hysteria is clearly manifest in her feverish monologue, manic expressions, lapses in memory and nervous ticks and phobias— all captured with a visceral tour de force by actress Melinda DeKay. Twice she breaks the fourth wall, screaming at one point to the camera to stop looking at her, and at that moment she resembles the fearsome women in ancient classical plays. From her very first appearance on stage, where she cradles an imaginary baby dressed in a black mourning robe, DeKay reminds the audience of the Choric characters in ancient Greek plays, women keening the loss of their youth to time, and mourning the deaths of their children in battles....In her battle with her many selves, DeKay poignantly traces a schizophrenic vacillation between memories and dreams. The wonderfully scripted visions are brought to life through sheer acting prowess, leaving a lot to the viewer’s imagination and interpretation..., in the brief silences that fill the screen, DeKay’s face speaks a thousand words. What adds to the film’s richness is the way the character’s pain and paranoia are palpable throughout the 18 minutes, pronounced by the single source of light, ominously illuminating the solitary figure...The absence of any other person or inanimate object in the frame makes it possible for cinematographer Sophano Van to focus on DeKay’s enchanting presence– her face replete with the wrinkles of time, her hands intuitive in their gesticulations, and her gaze distant looking through the windows of her soul into some unknown world.", Prarthana Mitra

…But I must pay tribute to the excellent acting performance of Melinda deKay. What a sublime rendition.
 Both sober and foggy state…
Peter Pluymer,

…And Melinda deKay grounds the whole film and keeps it from spinning off into oblivion…
Paul Busetti, Rogue Cinema

…Melinda deKay played Clarelle, the landlord of the mansion. Melinda presented us with a very well-rounded character and gives us a character who had “seen it all” in her time and was not deterred by anything. She was strong-willed but was able to show a softer side during the movie…
Graham Black,

    ...Melinda deKay’s demented landlady Mrs. Wire, pitched among Patricia Neal, Anne Ramsey and a banshee, gives     a courageous, affecting performance...
LA Times, David C. Nichols 

    ...Melinda deKay plays an addled, overbearing landlady as if such a character were not a tiresome cliché. It’s one of     the most impressive feats in a crowded field…each of a dozen people's work sails through the door of excellence,     but Melinda deKay blows the door across the road…
Stage and Cinema, Jason Rohrer 

     …the cast is strong with deKay giving a powerhouse performance as Mrs. Wire…
Stage Mag, Michael Van Duzer, 

    …Julia played by Melinda deKay exemplifies the psychological battlefield on which women struggle in     
    society…Melinda deKay is nothing short of hyperbolic in her portrayal of Julia. She dramatically reveals the     atrocious burden women bear…she takes the audience to the place where woman is punished for being     independent…
The Daily Cougar, Laura Boggus

    …Melinda deKay gives an unerring painstakingly detailed account of Bodey. She’s garrulous, solicitous, the soul of     good-hearted maternal interference. When her face registers this simple soul’s pain at being insulted by Helena, you feel it too...
Houston Chronicle, Everett Evans

…physically removed from the main action and frequently in the shadows of most of the play, actress Melinda deKay managed to bring a powerful depth to the role of Suits. Her last monologue: splendid. But the real marvel is how well deKay laid the groundwork for this dramatic final speech, line by line, word by word, even gesture by gesture from her first appearance on stage…
  The Jewish Herald Voice, Richard Simon/John Elee

​CABARET…Fraulein Schneider
Melinda deKay is delightful as Fraulein Schneider and is especially powerful in her closing song…
The Observer, Dee Rogers

NUTS…Rose Kirk
Melinda deKay lends her usual adept nuance to Rose Kirk, particularly when she turns on her daughter in retaliation for long years of silence and separation…
Houston Press, Michael King

     And a few
The Mystery of The Willows-The No Proscenium Podcast/Noah Nelson
Melinda deKay