Joan Rea

Professional, Smooth, Character, Upbeat, Dialects

Voice Description

My voice is mid-range and clear. I have done many different types of projects, from professional narrative voice-over for industrial films to sexy/ fun, and smooth voices for commercials. Also, I have done industrial voice-overs and commercials in Spanish (Latin American- neutral), and Brazilian Portuguese, and can adapt my voice to different character types.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Young Adult Female
• Middle Age Female
• Senior Female

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

• English - USA and Canada
• Portuguese - Brazilian
• Spanish - Latin American Neutral

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
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• 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

• I offer translation services

My Home Base

, Texas, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

New York, Texas, Southern, British (BBC), Dramatic, Professional, Harried, Happy,
Smooth, Sexy, Sincere, Fun, Humorous, Ironic.

My Voice Experience

In the late '50's, I did commercials for Channel 13 in Birmingham, Alabama. From the 1960's on, in Houston, TX, my main voice work was in commercials (products, supermarkets), and industrial voice-overs (eg. EXXON-Mobil).

My Training

Queens College (Theatre/Drama)
The Dramatic Workshop of the New School (later The Actor's Studio), 1949, full scholarship
New York University, BA,
The University of Houston, MA
The University of Texas at Austin, PhD

Both at college and at the Dramatic Workshop, I took classes and workshops in voice, voice-overs, recording, acting, and various aspects of stage work. Over the years, I have continued to participate in workshops with other professionals.




My Studio Equipment

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Additional Skills


I have performed on stage in legitimate plays and musicals most of my life: from 1948-2000 in New York, Houston, Beaufort (SC), Santiago (Chile), and Recife (Brazil). Being multi-lingual/multi-cultural has given me an insight into different worlds that has informed my professional life as a university professor, performing artist, lecturer and translator.

Additionally, I have conducted workshops in performance arts at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX; have been Dramaturge and Artistic Director at the South Carolina New Playwrights Festival; and Dramaturge, Asst. Director, Director at STAGES, Inc., Houston, Texas.

Payment Methods Accepted

PayPal

Contact Information

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