Seeking voice talent for museum project

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Seeking voice 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.

If interested, please submit a sample by Friday Sept. 28. 
2012-09-24 12:26:48 GMT
2012-09-28 12:00:00 (GMT -05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) 
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Project Parameters

The Voice Actor should be located in:
Student or Non-for-profit student project - USD 75 to USD 150
150-175 words
English - USA and Canada
Civil War era politician lawyer activist
Middle Age Male
• Audio files must be delivered via email OR
• Audio files must be delivered via FTP/Dropbox/Google Drive/cloud
There are no special pre-, post-, or production requirements for this project.
Not defined
The voice seeker is willing to hire either union or non-union talents for this project

Script Details

***Please submit a custom demo*** 
Thaddeus Stevens was a politician, lawyer, and anti-slavery activist. A Vermont native, Stevens spoke with a "Yankee" accent and was known as a forceful speaker.

“The slaveholder claims his prey by virtue of that Constitution which contradicts the vital principles of our Declaration of Independence. I will bow down to no deity, however worshipped by professing Christians—however dignified by the name of the Goddess of Liberty, whose footstool is the crushed necks of groaning millions, and who rejoices in the resoundings of the tyrant’s lash, and the cries of his tortured victims.

“That great slaveholder hardened his heart. The Lord visited him with successive plagues until, as the agitation grew higher, and the chains were tighter drawn, he smote the first born of every house in Egypt. So I fear it will be in this land of wicked slavery. Beware of the final plague. Take care that your door posts are sprinkled with the blood of sacrifice, that when the destroying Angel goes forth, as go forth he will, he may pass you by. Representative Thaddeus Stevens.” 
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