Mira Gutoff

Mezzo soprano, characterful, warm, dramatic

Voice Description

My voice is distinctive, but easily varied for different projects. I can offer colorful speech for video game characters and commercials (teasing and sexy, warm and maternal, quirky and fiery, intense and dramatic) as well as calm and put together for voice-overs and presentations

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Teenage Girl
• Young Adult Female
• Middle Age Female

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

• English - USA and Canada

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
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts
• Songs
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

None

My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

None

My Home Base

, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Northern United States (native speech), Southern United States, Brooklyn, Midatlantic, Upper-Class British, stress-conscious rhythm (poetry and verse.)

My Voice Experience

My first voice over project was for "The Stolen Child", a short film by I Believe Productions. Also for the company, I performed in a short called "Metal 4 Ever" where I played twins, making my voice sound deeper for one and high-strung for the other. Since then, while I have been in school rather than in the workforce, I have extensively studied theater (part of my double-major, in fact.) For my work in Bennington College's production of "Angels in America" I used a New York accent, and in my speech class I learned the Midatlantic accent (which I later used for other school projects.) In addition, I took several music-related classes- Sacred Harp, which calls for loud, brash and unpolished singing, Cabaret, where I worked on suggestive and sensual singing, and Opera, where I used my mezzo-soprano voice for dramatic purposes, including difficult atonal music.

My Training

I will soon attain my degree from Bennington College (B.A. in Liberal Arts, with a concentration in Theater and Psychology.)

Specific classes included Voice and Speech Workshop, Sacred Harp Singing School, Whose Opera, Shakespeare: Embodying the Text, Criminal Intimacies: Cabaret, Readers' Theater, Nuts and Bolts (intense scene work), The Actor's Instrument, Five Approaches to Acting, Aural Skills (pitch recognition), Groundworks (music) and Angels in America (faculty production.)

Graduate of Huntington High School, where I won the girls' Theater Scholarship and was named Most Theatrical by the senior class.

Two-time award winner of Nassau Community College Monologue Competition (first place and second place.)

Two-time Drama Repertory member and student at Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts.

My Studio Equipment

None save basic recording capability at the moment, but will likely have more after moving into my new apartment.

Additional Skills

I have studied acting in styles as diverse as Method, Imagistic and Shakespearean and sung in several musicals.

Through classes and associations with amateur game creators, I have a basic knowledge of coding and website design/maintenance. For my final project in Web as Artistic Platform, I am creating a simple text adventure.

When volunteering at Coney Island Hospital and Larkin Street Youth Services, I learned to speak in a calming voice and maintain composure under stressful circumstances.

Some knowledge of reading and pronouncing Hebrew and Italian.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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