Laurinda Barrett

Senior Dramatic Storyteller Comedy Upscale Elegant

Voice Description

Commercial:

Product Spokesperson - Spot Shot 
Satisfied housewife - Duncan Hines
Upscale Spokesperson - Elegant Assurance - Doggy Bags
Descriptive Narrator- Fiji Water
Storyteller - Mother's Thoughts JC Penney

Audiobook Narration:

Amusing/older couple, afternoon/standard American
Comedy/a brother, a sister & her parrot/Mid America
Non Fiction/the creation of Frankenstein
Children's Story/a little lamb's special gift
Dramatic/the girl at 15 & 40 and the pedophile
Flat Read/ no characterization
Mystery/caught underground in an ancient tomb


Narration and documentary:

inviting, well spoken, warm, desciptive or a cool, authoritative, smooth professional presentation.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Middle Age Female
• Senior Female

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

• English - USA and Canada

I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes

• Commercials
• Promos
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• Audiobooks
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

• SAG-AFTRA (US)

My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• 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

None

My Home Base

, New York, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Mid-Atlantic Upscale diction,
Everyday standard American english,
Mid West USA,
British/standard British,

Additional characterizations are drawn from the text offered.
I have a flexible voice and a good ear.  
(see Audiobook clips)

My Voice Experience

My voice has been used in theater, film, and television  all my 40+ years in professional life. 

I started professionally working OFF-B'way at the Shakespearewrights (2 Years) playing Portia, Olivia and Lady MacDuff followed by OFF B'Way roles and many years of regional theater across the US plus membership in the Circle Rep Lab.  

Basically I am a theater person of the 1950's who started when Off-Braodway began and have never stopped.

CAEDMON RECORDS recorded a production of Ah!Wilderness by Eugene O'Neil in which I played Aunt Lily.

AEA-AFTRA-SAG

Commercials:  
20-year client of CESD that includes the original national campaign for ASPERCREAM Most recent:  DELTA , FERMARA

Broadway:
EQUUS featured with  Tony Perkins, Alex McGowan & Leonard Nimoy
TOO LATE THE PHALAROPE Broadway debut opposite Barry Sullivan
THE GIRLS IIN 509 featured with Imogen Coca & Peggy Wood
THE MIRACLE WORKER original national tour

Off-Broadway
LARK PLAY DEVELOPMENT CENTER  (Litwing member / script evaluations and actor) 
WE CAN DO IT (Chasama 2004)
CIRCLE EAST THEATER CO. (marathon performances of new playwrights ’96 & ‘97)
THE BOYS NEXT DOOR (The Lambs / original company), MISANTHROPE (Theater East)
AH! WILDERNESS (Roundabout & Circle In The Square), PHANTASY (Vineyard)
SHAKESPEAREWRIGHTS (2 years/ Off-Broadway debut)

Film & TV
THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER (co-starred with Alan Arkin)
THE CHEEVER STORIES (adapted by Terrence McNally/director James Ivory)
FDR’S LAST YEAR (NBC ‘special’ starring Jason Robards)
THE WRONG MAN (Alfred Hitchcock)
EDGE OF NIGHT (1year as ‘Molly” in the Molly Sherwood Murders), HIDDEN FACES (contract).
FOR RICHER FOR POORER (contract), GUIDING LIGHT (contract), AS THE WORLD TURNS

Regional Theater
Most Recently:
THE DINING ROOM (Buffalo Studio Arena), HARVEY (Williamstown), 
PYGMALION (Yale Rep), THE COCKTAIL HOUR (Arizona Theater Company)
THE IMMIGRANT (Philadelphia Drama Guild)
A DELICATE BALANCE (Missouri Repertory Company)

Less Recently:
Driving Miss Daisy, Democracy (Romulus Linney), One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest 
Scenes From American Life (A.R.Gurney), Tartuffe (Moliere), 
The Lady’s Not For Burning (Frye), The Hostage, A Phoenix Too Frequent, Separate Tables…and more…..

My Training

Wellesley College, 2 years

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, 2 year course
 
3 years further (spoken) voice work in NYC with Mark Zeller using Shakespeare to teach sense of sentences!

Ongoing: David Zema Voice of Success Programs working with commercials, V/O and narration. This includes practice with a wide array of commercial material, the use of a sound booth and microphone and revolving auditions/critique with various V/O casting professionals in New York.

My Studio Equipment

Access to a broadcast quality studio.

Additional Skills

My characterizations are drawn from the text offered.
I have a flexible voice and a good ear.  (see Audiobook clips)

I am a trained "Explainer" at the American Museum of Natural History in the
Earth Sciences, therefore familiar with the vocabulary of: astrophysics, geology, mineralogy. gems and minerals.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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Demos
AMUSING AUDIOBOOK NARRATION

COMEDY AUDIOBOOK NARRATION

NON FICTION AUDIOBOOK

CHILDREN STORY NARRATION

DRAMATIC NARRATION

FLAT READ NO CHARACTERIZATION

MYSTERY AUDIOBOOK NARRATION

COMMERCIAL VOICE OVERS