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In The Booth

In The Booth is the story of a Spanish/Cuban/American actress and voice-over artist who looks like she’s from the Midwest and struggles to find her identity in the ever-changing entertainment industry.

Think Black-ish and Master of None meets The Mary Tyler Moore Show as a podcast.

While Black-ish is a show about defining what it’s like to be African-American in an evolving world, it’s also a family comedy that deals with love, awkward teenage years and marriage. Much in the same way, In The Booth is about all types of culturally diverse people trying to live their lives, but it’s also about misunderstandings, assumptions, and the way we walk through life being one person on the inside while being forced to be another on the outside. It’s also about trying to get a break into a diversity-driven entertainment industry, but like, you know, it’s a comedy so with some a lot of laughs thrown in.

This half-hour episodic comedy podcast will explore what it’s like to be culturally diverse whether you look like it or not. It’s about what people expect from you because of your appearance and the judgments that come along with what you sound like. Also, it’s called In The Booth because in the voice-over booth no one knows what you look like or who you are.

  • Elena Melener
    The Mom List
  • Luke Ward
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Writer Biography - Elena Melener, Luke Ward

Elena Melener is an actor, writer, producer, director and funny lady. Her most recent work, the comedy web series, The Mom List, was chosen as an "official selection" for the 2018 Independent Television Festival and the 2019 Cinequest FIlm & Creativity Festival. When she's not acting and creating content, she's doing voice overs for TV (The Snuggle Bear, Johnson & Johnson Baby, The Backyardigans, the annoying girl who sings songs in Spanish for toys) or carpooling because she owns a dope minivan. Check out her acting reel and other really super impressive stuff at

Writer/Performer Luke Ward has written, performed and produced shows at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, The Peoples Improv Theater and the Magnet Theater in New York. He’s also created and produced original content for companies like College Humor, Hershey’s and Toyota, and shorts featuring SNL’s Bobby Moynihan and Donald Glover. Recently he wrote and produced a pilot, Adapting, which chronicles the process he and his wife went through to adopt their daughter. When he’s not creating content, he’s probably out of breath chasing after said daughter who may or may not be the fastest child alive. Find more of his work at

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