Barbara Zahora

Young adult to middle aged female, warm, friendly

Voice Description

I've always loved creating different characters using my voice. My sound is clean, medium-pitched, pleasant and friendly. I can be warm and energetic for commercials, smooth and confident for industrials, and I can create many different characters - from devilish to angelic - for video games.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Baby
• Child
• Teenage Girl
• Young Adult Female
• Middle Age Female

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

• English - British
• English - USA and Canada
• English - Other

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
• 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


My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I can record and then deliver the audio files via Email

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer


My Home Base

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Dialects include Chicago South Side, New York Bronx, Appalachian/Mountain, American Southern, Texas, British RP, London, Cockney, Manchester, Yorkshire, Irish (Dublin), Irish (Belfast), Scottish, Welsh.

My Voice Experience

I currently have a spot running for Sylvan Learning Center in the Chicago area. I've done VO for commercials (Luna), industrial videos (Diversey, Yum International, etc.) and phone systems (Law Elderlaw). My voice can be heard on the video game DESPERADOS 2: COOPER'S REVENGE, and on Chicago Shakespeare Theater's website for their multimedia instructional CD-Rom about ROMEO AND JULIET.

I've also recorded or performed pre-show announcements and other voiceovers for the Goodman Theatre in Chicago and Equity Library Theatre, and I've read short stories for WBEZ's Stories on Stage series.

My Training

I have an MFA in Theatre Performance from Roosevelt University's College for the Performing Arts, and a BA in Theatre and Communications from Bowling Green State University. I've studied VO at Act One Studios in Chicago and taken workshops with Joshua Swanson and Deb Doetzer.

My Studio Equipment

Unknown - Click here to ask Barbara Zahora

Additional Skills

I work part-time as a public speaking and accent reduction coach, so I am very aware of good vocal production and the flexibility a well-trained voice can have. I'm also working to develop my knowledge about different kinds of voiceovers so that I can keep expanding my range of vocal characters!

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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Additional Information

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