|Almost Naked Animals
|Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!, The
|Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood||04/05/11||29/10/12||–|
|Ella the Elephant||05/12/11||12/06/12||Susan Hart|
|Justin Time 2||07/07/11||–/11/12||Dee Shipley|
|Mike the Knight||30/05/11||30/05/12||Dayton and Walters|
|Oh No||22/11/11||22/11/12||Dayton and Walters|
*This info is courtesy of ACTRA TORONTO www.actratoronto.com/shooting/index.html
Happy sunny Monday!
I’m happy to announce that I will be speaking at the 2012 ACTRA Winter Members’ Conference! Below is the blurb about the workshop from the ACTRA site:
February 23rd 2012-9:45 -11:45 am
Ready, Set, Show!*
Voice with the pros. One of Canada’s top voice talents and teachers, Melissa Altro, joins moderator John Nelles to get your voice warmed up and READY. Then ACTRA’s 2012 Voice Award nominees share how they get SET to audition and perform. We’ll even put you on mic to up your game and SHOW you what you can do to succeed in the vibrant world of voice performing. Participants will be selected from the audience.*Please see Master Class application details.
P.s. This conference is FREE for members, so all you have to do is go the ACTRA site to sign up. I hope to see you there!
Good morning! Check out this this fab blog post from Top Online Colleges called the 10 voice actors who shaped your childhood and you didn’t even know it. Learn more behind the scenes info about the voice greats, Elmo, Bugs Bunny and even Wilma from The Flintstones. Yabba dabba doo!10.24.11
I’d like to extend a big thank you to the people from Youth Without Shelter for asking me to be a part of their awesome fundraiser called Tokens4Change. I had a blast voice directing this piece! I’d also like to give a shout out to a student of mine Toyin Ajimati for lending his voice to this project and for doing such a kick ass job! Check it out and help spread the word! Also if you’d like to get involved, please visit their website at http://www.yws.on.ca/category/get-involved.
I had a lovely chat the other day with Stephanie Ciccarelli, co-creator of the dynamic voice talent site www.voices.com. Ciccarelli has created a space where voice talent, who are not represented by agents, can post their demos and can find voice gigs on their own. Students are always asking me “What can I do on my own without an agent?”. How about checking out voices.com?
Stephanie also had a bunch of questions about what my experience has been like voicing the role of Muffy on Arthur for the last 16 years. Thanks Stephanie for wanting to know more :)
Click below to view the full Voices.com interview!02.16.10
Megan Mooney, editor of the very popular TO blog Mooney on Theatre, writes about her day in the recording studio and what goes down in a Voice Pro Studio workshop.
Thanks for coming out Megan and for sharing your experience with all the Mooney on Theatre readers!02.12.10
My lovely and talented friend Jessi Linn Davies is a teacher and education consultant offering hands-on improv workshops. She has recently written an awesome book filled with creative and fun improv games. Please check out her vibrant website and learn more about her and the exciting work she’s doing!02.9.10
Graeme Stewart in his tres cool blog Nunc Scio, whips up a sleek blog post with juicy topics that include: my career as a voice actor, how to break into the industry, info about Voice Pro Studio and more. Read up and comment away!
Thanks G-Star for asking questions :)01.29.10
The lovely Miranda Plant who participated in last weekend’s animation voice workshop, wrote a blog post about her Voice Pro in-studio experience. I think you should check it out because a) it will give you a feel for what it’s like to participate in my animation workshop; and b) she’s an adorable and talented gal! Thanks for sharing Miranda!12.12.09
Dee Shipley, a Toronto casting director who has worked on over 45 animation series, offers up some helpful suggestions about auditioning on her website.
I like how she reminds us (the lovable neurotic actor types) that the casting director is on your side and that she wants you to have a great audition. Also, I totally agree that confidence and risk-taking are sure fire ways to make a solid impression.