Cutting edge video game with atypical VO

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Cutting edge video game with atypical VO 
The character can be female or male. Any race. 60+, but preferably in their late 70s/early 80s. They are seeking professional therapeutic help. An accomplished concert pianist with a career spanning decades. They’ve been diagnosed with early stages Alzheimer's, but up until very recently, have not exhibited any outward signs or symptoms. They recently were forced to stop a performance at a prestigious event because they forgot their place in a solo piece. They’re very self-conscious about making such a public mistake, especially this late in a distinguished career, and is struggling to face their imperfections as their age and condition advances. They are seeking professional neurological medical advice at the insistence of friends and manager. ~~~~~~~~~VOCAL QUALITIES: Highly educated. Sophisticated. Empathetic. Non-American English speaker (or if they are American, they were clearly educated abroad). A Shohreh Aghdashloo or Patrick Bauchau-type. ~~~~~~~~~ADDITIONAL PROJECT INFO: The project is an award-winning, critically-acclaimed game in the spirit of classic adventure games like Myst. It uses off-the-shelf biofeedback technology to monitor potential indications of stress while playing and dynamically responds accordingly, adjusting the challenges in the game moment-to-moment. Seeking seasoned voice over actors for minimal (hour or less) recording sessions. Not a typical game recording session. Scripts are dramatic monologues of people in crisis. Characters are never visually displayed in the game--we know them only through voiceover. 
2016-07-19 01:02:50 GMT
2016-07-26 17:00:00 (GMT -08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) 
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Project Parameters

The Voice Actor should be located in:
United States, California, Los Angeles
Union Rates
English - USA and Canada
Senior Female OR Senior Male
• Talent must record at a designated studio in a specified area OR
• Audio files must be delivered via email
There are no special pre-, post-, or production requirements for this project.
Not defined
The project requires talents affiliated to any of the following unions: SAG-AFTRA (US). The voice seeker IS NOT willing to hire talents that are not union members even if they are willing to become union talents.
Highly educated. Sophisticated. Empathetic. Non-American English speaker (or if they are American, they were clearly educated abroad). A Shohreh Aghdashloo or Patrick Bauchau-type.

Script Details

(Firm and a little short)
I appreciate the concern... and all your efforts... but this is all really rather unnecessary.
Look, I’ll be candid. I have Alzheimers. Mistakes are to be expected. What happened at the performance, me not remembering where I was... it’s embarrassing, yes - but… I suppose it’s just a part of my reality now. My most prestigious days are behind me - what happened there is just… the new normal.

Swallowing the mistake. Yes. It has been hard. Ever since I was a child, my motto was always “Pain makes you worthy, perfection makes it worth it.”
(escalating anger)
So yes, I’ve felt guilt. Who hasn’t? Especially someone in MY position? But excessive? Erratic? My friends MEAN well, but… they simply don’t understand. They never will.

I’ve built my WHOLE LIFE in pursuit of perfection. Once you’ve experienced true perfection - nothing less will ever do. I failed the audience, I failed the orchestra, I failed myself. I failed everyone who has depended on me because I made a terrible mistake. The first, no doubt, of many to come. And there is not a DAMN thing you, me, or any of your contraptions or techniques can do about it!

(More reasonable)
(clears throat)
it’s been difficult. But surely that’s understandable? Frankly speaking, the suggestion that trauma has anything to do with this is utter nonsense.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Second Scene:
Well, here we are. There is more to this fading ol’ gal than I thought.

That performance where I
(trying to find how best to put it)
forgot where I was… it wasn’t about the Alzheimer's. It wasn’t even about being perfect... or me as a performer.

(escalating intensity)
It was about fear… Perhaps my whole career… was about fear. Fear of failure. Fear of my piano teacher as a child berating me over and over and then
(the anger of the moment overwhelms her)
SLAMMING the fallboard on my hands... and then fear of the mere threat of it forever after.

It’s funny how I forgot that moment, and yet... its ghost continued to haunt me - pushing me, chasing me, really, to even greater heights... but taking its toll on my spirit all the while.

(curious and introspective)
I wonder if it, too, will fade along with everything else… Perhaps the Alzheimer’s will provide that one final mercy... 
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