Maria Bakalis

From comedic characters to credible spokespersons.

Voice Description

Casual and conversational for commercial copy, sincere and authoritative for industrials, vocal range can go from low to high pitch for character voices with the ability to create characters with raspy, nasal, snappy, satiric, sly, frightening, homebody, down to earth. Each reading is given a full vocal analysis and always keeps in mind the listening audience.
From comedic to credible, from low brow to high brow, from sincere to a wink of the eye. These are the vocal characteristics of Maria Boundas Bakalis

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Child
• Middle Age Female
• Senior Female

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

• English - USA and Canada
• Greek

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
• Documentaries
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
• Cartoon/Animation

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories

Jobs for British Equity signatories Jobs for British Equity signatories

Jobs for Union des Artistes (Canada) signatories Jobs for Union des Artistes (Canada) signatories

• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

None

My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I can record and then deliver the audio files via Email
• I can record and then deliver the files by regular mail

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I offer copywriting services

My Home Base

, Illinois, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Snobby British

Big Fat Greek Wedding Greek

Swig Swallowin' Southern US

My Voice Experience

From my earliest performance as a Mother Turkey chiding her little turkey son to watch his diet so he doesn't end up on a Thanksgiving platter to Shakespeares' Titania in London, my voice evolved with every character, every set of circumstances, every audience.
Capturing the imagination of the listener is the job of a voice over actor. I have used my voice in a variety of contexts.
Narration Educational Video Cognitive Arts Productions
Political Campaign Spots Candidate Illinois Circuit Court Judge
WAIT WAIT Radio Studio
Commercial Copy WXFM WXFM Radio Studio
PSA’S WXFM WXFM Radio Studio
Commercial Copy TV Programming Channel 26
Narration Educational Video Cognitive Arts Productions
Industrial-Actor
Commercial TV Spot Sanford Brown Institute Story Productions
Educational Video American Quality Schools Panos Productions
Educational Video Waubonsee College Waubonsee College TV/Audio Productions
Jury Orientation Video Illinois Du Page County Courthouse Media Moire Productions
Educational Video DVD supplement for textbook:
Who Do You Think You Are? Waubonsee College TV/Audio Productions
Print
Medical Journal Abbot Labs
Educational Journal Cognitive Arts

My Training

THEATRE EXPERIENCE (Representative)
Play Role Theatre
Mary Todd Lincoln: Reflections on
A Life of Shattered Dreams Mary Todd Lincoln Chicago Historical Society
Midsummer’s Night’s Dream Titania London , England
La Maria: The Life and Loves of Maria Callas Maria Callas Chicago UIC Theatre
Athens, Greece
Tony and Tina’s Wedding Tina’s Mother Piper’s Alley/Chicago
Nicas Mother Next Theatre /Evanston
Empty Chalice Mother Next Theatre/Evanston
Social Security Trudy Wheaton Playhouse/Wheaton,Il
Blithe Spirit Violet Grove Players/Downers Grove
Sleeping Beauty Tuba Our Town Productions/Downers Grove
Bailiwick Festival Actor Bailiwick Theatre/Chicago
Over the River and Through the Woods Emma Stage Right-Woodale,Il
Don’t Drink the Water Marion Curtain Up-Glen Ellyn, Il
TRAINING
BA-Communications/ Theatre De Paul University
MA Communications/Theatre Northeastern Il University
ED.D Doctorate of Education Northern Il. University
Certificate in Acting Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts/London
Certificate in Acting Athens Centre/Athens, Greece
Certificate in Radio-TV Broadcasting Career Academy (Chicago)

My Studio Equipment

I have worked with sound engineers for all of my previous voice over work. I have the ability to access to a sound studio.

Additional Skills

My background is diverse. Professioally, I have worked in theatre as director, actor, and playwright. Also, I am a Professor of Communications and Theatre with a Doctorate in Education.

My writing talents include: copy writing, feature writing for a newspaper, and speech writing.

I have an acting troupe that performs both improv and scripted plays.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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Commercial Copy VO