LAUGHER, Character, Silly, opera imitator,etc.
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I'm a character actor and do all kinds of outrageous voices, and I have a wide range from soprano to baritone. I'm a laugher whose laughter ranges from normal laughing to outrageous laughter. I can be sexy (who me?)or just plain fun and light hearted.
Strangers tell me on the phone that I sound a lot younger than I am. I AM a lot younger than I am. Huh?
I have also presented at medical meetings, with audiences as large as 800 people, on the subject of the medical value of laughter as a treatment modality, making people laugh in the process and asking them if they had any pain while they were laughing. They didn't, of course.
Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform
• Young Adult Female
• Middle Age Female
• Senior Female
Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:
I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)
My Union Affiliations and Memberships
My Recording and Delivery Capabilities
• I will go to any designated studio in my area
Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer
• I offer copywriting services
• I offer translation services
• I have a music library and can add music to any project
• I can add special effects to any project
My Home Base
Danbury area, Connecticut, United States
Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects
I make up words all the time and am almost always understood in the process. I speak Italian, va bene? So I can imitate an Italian person or animal. I have a terrific French accent as well, n'est-ce pas? I can do southern American as well. I do all kinds of outrageous voices and take direction terrifically! I make all kinds of strange sounds.
I just don't do ordinary things, and while I can do a regular female voice, of course, I don't think that's as much fun, and almost anyone can do this.
My Voice Experience
I have recorded a baby crying record which was inserted into a doll. Very exciting stuff.
I've done a doctor commercial voice over. Very dull.
I did an improv radio commercial for a fitness center in the Berkshires. There had been a script, but my words and responses were apparently funnier than what was written, so the producer/director opted for my improv responses to his questions. I'm told that this ad won an award.
I had a small part in an Amos Kolek film, "Fast Food, Fast Women," which had a terrific response at the Cannes Film Festival, I'm told.
One of my favorite roles was THE WITCH (type casting, of course) in the NY Light Opera Company (now defunct) production of Hansel and Gretel in which the Witch was the featured role.
I played Maria, that pesky young character, in the Amer. Theatre Wing's Prodn. of Twelfth Night, and in summer stock my favorite role was Sister Woman in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
I've worked with Terance McNally and Michael Cahn and studied with Will Lee, Ed Greer, Milton Schafer, Ray St. Jacques & Dorothy Sands.
I'm a graduate of Barnard College, NYCity, where I was a music major, and The American Theatre Wing. I took 2 voice over classes in New York, and was the host of a talking head on local access TV and a local TV reporter.
I've studied journalism with a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter for the NYTimes and have written several published papers for journals.
In musical comedy, I've played Bonnie in Anything Goes, Alma in the Music Man, Sandy in CT. Yankee, Leila in Iolanthe and was recently in a very off broadway musical review.
In drama, I've played Aunt Abby in Arsenic and Old Lace as well as Dr. Einstein in the same play. (I'm not kidding.) I've played Olga in The Three Sisters (ugh), Ada in Tobacco Road, etc.
My Studio Equipment
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I am a very experienced public speaker and was a successful fund raiser which brought me to 38 communities in the U.S. where I spoke to small to medium sized groups about the value of the program I was "selling," and I was so successful that I met my husband doing this, finally at 34 years old.
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