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. This role comprises three women who acted as nurses in Gettysburg after the battle.

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.

If interested, please submit a sample by Wednesday Sept. 26.
2012-09-22 14:12:11 GMT
2012-09-26 14:00:00 (GMT -05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) 
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Project Parameters

The Voice Actor should be located in:
Flexible Price - USD 125 to USD 0
200 words
English - USA and Canada
Young Adult Female OR Middle Age Female
• 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. 
Sallie Myers (young schoolteacher in Gettysburg, approx. 25 years old):
I went into the Catholic church. On pews and floor men lay… I knelt beside the first man near the door and asked what I could do. 'Nothing,' he replied, 'I am going to die.' …he was wounded in the lungs and spine, and there was not the slightest hope for him… I read a chapter of the Bible to him - it was the last chapter his father had read before he left home.

Eliza Slentz (Gettysburg housewife, approx. 30 years old):
"…all was confusion….myself and five children, driving our cows before us, were fleeing towards the town…All we saved was the clothing we were attired in at the time, and if I remember rightly, the children were bareheaded and without shoes or stockings. Before we reached the town, our cattle were lost and we took refuge in the cellar of the Seminary."

NURSE (approx 35 years old):
I walked up to the hospital steward…and asking him what his patients most needed; his reply was everything.
It was about ten o’clock in the morning before we entered Gettysburg, and a more distressing scene can hardly be described – Every house was a hospital, and through the open doors and windows were seen wounded men in every attitude… Patriot Daughters of Lancaster. 
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