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Soundbooth Renovation Project

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The Melrose Center will be expanding sound recording services in October! 

UPDATE: A new 6’x6′ ADA accessible Single Wall Sound Booth provides room for collaborators to work in comfort, while our 8′ x16′ ADA accessible Double Wall Isolation Sound Booth will be perfect for podcasting. The addition of a larger booths for audio recording and podcasting will be available in late autumn. As part of this project our current booths will need to be taken offline and rebuilt beginning October 9th .  We expect to re-open soundbooth reservations in early 2024.  Follow us at MelroseOrlando for updates and information on booking our newest assets

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Improv Town Hall

The Central Florida Improv Community Town Hall is a networking and resource event. We invite improvisors of all skill levels to join us for this Town Hall on which has been created to encourage growth, provide training, and receive insight into producing opportunities for our art form. The Town Hall will extend past library open hours on January 23rd from 6p.m. – 9p.m. Attendees must arrive before 7 PM in order to join.

Attendees will be provided headshots on a first come first serve basis.

Coaching Sessions – Improv troupes interested in a feedback coaching session must email Marko Torres at torres.marko@ocls.info to register their troupe up to the day before the Town Hall event.

  • Coaches:
    • Katelyn Berrios
      • Creator of Improvengers, the annual multi day improv show at Megacon.
      • Mountain Improv Holiday Show in Mount Dora, FL
      • Featured performer in A Knight to Be Major benefit show
    • Melanie Leon
      • Melanie Leon is an improvisor, actor, and writer in Orlando, Florida. She is the CEO of The Improv Network. She has toured the country with a comedy show and continues to travel to improvise and teach at festivals and theaters. Mel also coaches, uses improv at hospitals to help better train medical professionals, teaches applied improv to companies, does corporate events, and uses improv to help train difficult leadership topics for the US military. Locally, she performs, hosts, and teaches at different places, including SAK Comedy Lab and The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, performs with her own indie teams, and is a producer of the Orlando Fringe Festival. Her true passions in life are improv, animals, sugar, and travel.

Games Session – A breakout jam session consisting of short form games. Lead by Andrew Bond & Mallory Ertel

Femprov – A workshop on creating a respectful and inclusive environment for women to thrive in improv comedy. Presented by Halley Spencer & Emily Broker

Panelist discussion & Q&A Session – Central Florida show producers speak on the creation of their shows, obstacles and successes. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and open discussions.

  • Our Panelists
    • Zane Ertel – The Corner Gallery Improv Show at Penguin Point
    • Dylan Miller – The Comedy Chaser presented by Subject To Change
    • Alex Streu – Nitro Theater
    • Mat Gervia – Orlando Comedy Festival
    • Gina Hunter – SAK Comedy Lab – Corporate Events and Sales Director

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Big Thanks to Exhibitors

We want to give special thanks to all of our exhibitors for the 2017 Melrose Creative Expo. We’ve heard from a few of that you’re interested in being exhibitors next year…we would LOVE that. Each exhibitor had something special to offer, and we appreciate you taking the time to come spend a few hours with us on a Saturday afternoon. Keep an eye out for our announcement for an open call for exhibitors in late Fall this year!

If it will help to keep the memory alive, here’s a little video:

Video Link: 2017 Melrose Creative Expo

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2017 Melrose Awards

On Saturday, February 11, members of the community gathered to celebrate the Melrose Creative Expo, which kicked off with recognizing top projects created by Melrose members from the past year in the 2017 Melrose Awards. This marks the third year recognizing members’ efforts, and each passing year has shown growth–not just in the number of entries or votes, but also the range of subject matter. We’re so proud of the work our members have created and are pleased to share the work of this year’s semi-finalists:

Dale Bauer
Daniel Beran
Christopher Beverly
Brett  Clark
Stephen Jay
Joshua Johnson
James Ketant
Rupert Meghnot
Joseph Rodriguez
Kevin Watts
Ashley  Zehel

And now, it is with great pleasure that we present the category winners and grand prize winner:

Left to right: Joseph Rodriguez for Film Category, Rupert Meghnot for Game Design & Programming, Ashley Zehel for Maker, Christopher Beverly for Audio and Joshua Johnson for Photography & Graphic Design/Grand Prize.

Congratulations to the winners!

You know, if you think you have what it takes to take home a prize, be sure to start working on your project and keep an eye out for the opening of the submission period for next year’s Melrose Awards. We’ll celebrate the next Melrose Awards at the 2018 Melrose Creative Expo on February 17.

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