Seeking talent for museum project

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Seeking talent for museum project 
Documentary company seeks voice talent for a museum project that includes a significant amount of first person testimony from the Civil War era (gleaned from letters, diaries, news articles, etc.).

If you’ve watched or heard Ken Burns’ Civil War documentary, with its many first-person excerpts read aloud, you have a sense of the style of delivery: honest, conversational, not overly dramatic or showy but warm and full of emotion, paying attention to the language and where emphasis should fall in each sentence, letting the words breath, and making it sound as if the person speaking is across the room or even inside one’s head. Our uppermost goal is to make these voices from the past sound like real people talking to us today.

Because we have over 75 characters to cast for the media we are creating for this museum, we are bundling similar characters. Each role comprises 2-3 characters: more details are below in the sample script.

You must be able to record and deliver professional quality reads. A sample excerpt to record is below. The excerpts are short (most are in the range of 150-300 words), and depending on the number of lines, we are offering $75-150 per role. 
2012-09-22 15:29:07 GMT
2012-09-26 15:00:00 (GMT -05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) 
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5 direct invitation(s) have been sent by the voice seeker resulting in 0 audition(s) and/or proposal(s) so far.
Voice123 SmartCast is seeking 15 auditions and/or proposals for this project (approx.) Invitations sent by SmartCast have resulted in 0 audition(s) and/or proposal(s) so far.

Project Parameters

The Voice Actor should be located in:
Student or Non-for-profit student project - USD 100
150 words
English - USA and Canada
Middle Age Male OR Senior Male
• Audio files must be delivered via email OR
• Audio files must be delivered via FTP/Dropbox/Google Drive/cloud
• Deliver edited and finished voice tracks
Not defined
The voice seeker is willing to hire either union or non-union talents for this project

Script Details

*** Please submit custom audition. 
Thomas Rowley, 55 years old, Union officer from Pittsburgh, PA:
“The First Brigade gradually fell back, firing fighting desperately, and until time was afforded to most of our other troops, to the artillery, and to the ambulances to withdraw in an orderly manner from the town in the direction of Cemetery Hill, and until the advancing lines of the enemy were gaining on our flanks. Brigadier General Thomas Rowley, Union Army.”

William McClean, local Gettysburg lawyer representing an African-American war widow:
“Dear sir, At the [request] of Mrs. Susan Davis, the widow of George W. Davis. I write to beg of you the goodness to make your affidavit of the facts, telling when, where, and what was the cause of the soldier’s death. The widow is left very poor with a young child to support and you would confer on her [an] act of kindness by complying with the request. Very respectfully yours, William McClean.”

John Burns, 70 years old, Gettysburg resident and volunteer soldier, originally from NJ:
“I want a chance to shoot! John Burns.” 
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