Updates & Current Projects

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Reader, hello. It’s been a minute since I’ve updated the old website. The first year of my Voice Studies MFA was, as they say here in the UK, full on. Very full on.

In the midst of full-time classes, I’ve taught voice at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and at East 15 Southend. Has the course changed me? Well, I now get very excited about functional models of larynxes so YOU TELL ME.  (I’ll just leave this here if you’ve been wondering what to get me for Christmas.)

Now that the second year of my MFA has commenced and I’m no longer in class full-time, some updates are in order. Here they are, in no particular order:

  • After a 10-month hiatus from narrating, I’m back in action on the mic. I’m working on the next books in several series I’ve done, as well as some very cool standalones.
  • I’m doing some dialect coaching with the delightful About Wolves Theatre Company. Their debut production, “Someone Found” is set in Texas in the 1800s and runs at the Pleasance Theatre November 10th-12th.
  • I’ve been teaching Voice for the 1st & 2nd year BA actors at the London College of Music. They are a wild bunch of beautiful fireflies – and yes, I am making them learn swaths of lyrics from Hamilton for use as articulation warm-ups. Because learning should be fun.
  • This Thursday and Friday I’m acting in a 10-minute play by the inimitable Kevin O’Malley, as part of Central’s New Writing Night. Always always good to practice what you teach.

 

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“Unleashed,” by Emily Kimelman

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Unleashed by Emily Kimelman

Unleashed by Emily Kimelman

I recently won a contest to narrate the Sydney Rye mystery series, written by Emily Kimelman. I wrote a guest post for her blog, to introduce myself to her fans. I wrote a bit about what it’s like to record audiobooks from home, in my closet studio.  Check it out:

….time flows by, and before I know it, I’ve been sitting in my closet for seven hours, not having interacted with another human soul, until I finally emerge and remember what the rest of the world looks like. I’m sure others who work from home will be able to relate to the awkward re-adjustment period when you climb out of your work-tomb and attempt to interact with other people. “Greetings, co-human. I would like to hand you currency in exchange for several slices of turkey and leafy greens held together between two slices of yeasted baked dough. How much monies shall I place in your man-paw?”

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