Voice Over: Audiobooks

Presented by: Theresa Buchheister

Voice Over director Theresa Buchheister has directed and sound-engineered 100s of audiobooks, including How Music Works with Andrew Garman, The Perks of Being a Wallflower with Noah Galvin, Leaving the Sea with Brian Hutchison, Lydia Davis Collected Stories with a variety of actors, Wild Boys with Luis Moreno, and many, many more.  She has narrated (under her name and a pseudonym) over 50 books, including erotica, young adult and educational texts.

Over the course of this workshop, Theresa will introduce you to the basic skills and valuable practices of audiobook voiceover performance. First, we will start at the very beginning: genre differences, preparation questions, common terms, valuable warm-ups and tricks, differentiation from other areas of voice acting, what your voice is best suited to, focus and clarity, and more. Next, we will put these into practice: subtle shifts in vocal characterization, flow and breath, dialogue pacing, tonal qualities within genres. Theresa will send you with homework – selecting books that are a good fit for your voice – and you will have the to opportunity to perform an in-class, expanded audition. We will start and stop, make adjustments, and get a clean take of your pieces.

This workshop is open to those with VO experience looking to sharpen and expand their audition and performance skills, as well as to performers who are new to VO looking for an introduction to the craft.

You will have the option of bringing home your audio files for a $15 fee, which includes a flash drive. Files are for educational reference only, they are not a professional reel. Purchase online here.

Recommended for pairing with Voice Over: Cartoons & VideogamesPurchase both together for $15 off!