Barbara Barsky

Character Specialist, Off beat, Motherly,

Voice Description

Friendly & warm..commercials
Authoratative..narrations
Easy listening & characters...books on tape
Numerous Characters & Accents

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Young Adult Female
• Middle Age Female

Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:

• English - USA and Canada

I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes

• Commercials
• Promos
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• Audiobooks
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories

• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

ACTRA (Canada) ACTRA (Canada)

• SAG-AFTRA (US)

My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I have Phone Patch in my studio
• I can record and then deliver the audio files via Email
• I can record and then upload the audio files via FTP
• I can record and then deliver the files by regular mail

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I have a music library and can add music to any project
• I can add special effects to any project

My Home Base

, Ontario, Canada

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

I have numerous accents at my disposal, all British types from upper class twit to stately homes. Spanish characters, jewish mother , nosy neighbour,perky teenager

My Voice Experience

I have been a stage and music theatre actor for thirty years, specializing in music theatre from Norma Desmond (Sunset Boulevard) to Mrs Lovett (Sweeney Todd). I am a former member of The Second City, which means that I have a great deal of experience in zany character types as well as a facility with improvization on themes of the copy.
I have done many commercials as an actor and singer, narrations, books on tape, and website narrations.
I was the voice of Long's Drugs for many years, the voice of different animated characters including Barbie,the website for Weekenders ladies wear, FedEx, Westjet, Spam,Cadbury's Chocolates etc.

My Training

Numerous acting classes, including HB studios NYC.
Singing lessons, Toronto
I now personally teach singing lessons at Sheridan College and The Second City Training Centre.

My Studio Equipment

Please refer to the specs at:
Bradstreet Music, Toronto 416-926-7530
Madhouse Studios, Pickering, Ontario 905-995-8502

Additional Skills

As a sometime playwright and former Second City member, I am comfortable with all kinds of copy.
As a professional singer I am also comfortable with many styles of vocal performance, from music theatre, pop, country, to operetta.

Payment Methods Accepted

• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency

Contact Information

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