Blank History Month

Blank History Month is a comedic podcast wherein Bridget Cosgrove and Tristan Miller explore a period of history for a month and is released every Wednesday.

Excerpt from episode 18, Freud Destroyer of Eels!

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Melissa Meli,

Melissa was born in New York City, the only child of two opera singers. She spent a significant amount of her childhood backstage, in audiences, and at the age of three, made her performing debut as Trouble in New York City Opera’s touring production of Madame Butterfly. Melissa reprised this role three years later with Opera Northeast.  She was cast as Dorothy in her school’s production of The Wizard of Oz when she was ten years old,and the day she was given the role, she decided she wanted to pursue a career as an actress.

At New York University, Melissa studied acting at Tisch School of the Arts through Playwrights Horizons Theatre School and Stonestreet Studios. She earned her B.F.A. in Theatre and has since appeared in various productions in New York City and around the country.

Melissa is also a Director and Producer. She co-founded Cupcake Lady Productions and The Fools & Kings Project.

Melissa the Spy

Tristan Miller,

Born in the sleepy town of Hendricks, MN, and raised in the sleepier small towns of South Dakota, Tristan began his work of storytelling at home from an early age. Encouraged by his parents, he and his sisters joined theatre troupes, studied art, wrote poems, and generally lived an idyllic life of young people interested in the arts. In 2013, Tristan graduated from NYCDA in New York City. Two years later, he received a diagnosis of Bipolar II Disorder. It was then that he began his podcast “Positive and Negative,”
went into therapy, and began performing stand-up comedy.

Tristan has had one desire all his life, that of telling stories. Whether it be fictional stories through acting, his story through stand-up comedy and poetry, or letting others tell their story on his podcasts, Tristan believes that stories are the key to understanding humanity. It is through stories that we can achieve the joyful sanctity of empathy.

Tristan Kid Cop


Bridget Cosgrove,

Bridget Cosgrove is a New York City-based actress who has felt the pull of the theater since childhood with her stunning debut role as a dairy cow on a tiny community theater stage. From the very moment she first donned that cowbell, she was hooked. 

After earning her BFA in Acting at Marymount Manhattan College, Bridget has appeared in film, podcasts and on the New York stage in productions with The AlphaNYC Theater Company and The PIT Underground.

Bridget has studied with Upright Citizens Brigade and recently had her first sketch produced at UCBeast. 

She is currently attending The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Bridget Cosgrove