Section 3. Homecoming: A Return to the Upstate

After earning an MA in Scotland and residing in NYC, Glasgow and London, Melanie returned to her home region in the Upstate of South Carolina. There she began working as a teaching artist with the professional theatre company, The Warehouse Theatre in Greenville, developing and presenting lessons for school children and teens focused on Shakespeare and contemporary classics. Melanie completed a two-day workshop in Playback Theatre at the Applied Theatre Center Conference in Greenville, performed in a short film presented at the Expecting Goodness Short Film Festival in Spartanburg, and attended voice over workshops at Voice of Steel Productions and Creative Studios of Atlanta. Melanie also began her association with the professional theatre company, Centre Stage in Greenville.