Directing & Teaching & Coaching (oh my!)
"Piper is by far the best audiobook teacher I’ve ever seen. Not only does she know how to deliver a terrific read, but she knows how to navigate the business, find one’s niche, and deliver a beautifully produced final product. And she communicates it all simply and brilliantly. Her status in the business is well deserved." - Andy Roth, Casting Director
Selected Audiobook Directing:
Sex, Race & Robots by Dr. Ayanna Howard, read by Amandla Stenberg (Audible Studios)
The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie, read by Emilia Fox (Audible Studios)
Map to the Unknown by Isabella Huffington, read by Brina Palencia (Audible Studios)
All the Young Men read by the author, Ruth Coker Burks (Audible Studios)
#SOBLESSED read by Alan Cumming, Megan Hilty, Brian Dennehy, and a full cast. Proceeds benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
Fearless: Harriet Quimby by Don Dahler, Read by Barrie Kreinik (Hachette)
Other selected teaching/directing:
Brown University/Trinity Rep, 3rd year Voice & Speech Fellow
The McCarter Summer Shakespeare Program, Acting Teacher
3 years as the Director of Education/Artistic Associate, Weston Playhouse
Broadway Theater Camp, Director, Acting teacher, Weston Playhouse
Acting with Emily, acting teacher for ages 5 to 18
Bridgewater State College Summer Pre-Professional Program, musical theater
The Phantom Tollbooth, Weston Playhouse (Young Company, college program)
Shrek, The Musical, Weston Playhouse (Young Company, college program)
Selected Audiobook Workshops:
The Voice Shop, Syracuse University, Marymount Manhattan, Middlesex Community College, Weston Playhouse, ACX University, That's VoiceOver at the Museum of the Moving Image, SAG-AFTRA Foundation Voiceover Lab, NYU/Tisch School of the Arts
"I was a first-time audiobook narrator when I had the opportunity to work with Piper. Her editorial direction, professional demeanor, and her articulate and sensitive guidance throughout pre-production and the four full days in studio were masterful. She listens deeply and responds with intelligence and candor.
Simply put, I can't imagine having done it without Piper by my side." ~ Brian Fielding, In This I Will Find Beauty
“I’ve been voice acting professionally for 20 years, and yet, being directed by Piper made me feel like a student again in all the best ways. Her direction is clear and concise, her research incredibly thorough, and her energy is giving and fun. She is able to give criticism in a way that feels exciting, like this is an opportunity to grow and hone your craft and make something special. It was truly one of the most positive experiences in my career to date.”
So you want to be a narrator?
I don't blame you! It's awesome!
Taking a class or doing private coaching is a great way to get your feet wet. But if you can't take a class or do private coaching right now, there are lots of ways to improve skills & study on your own. Check out these resources to get you going.
Also: Listen to audiobooks! You can access tons of content from your local library, Audible.com, Libro.fm, and apps from your local library like Overdrive and Libby.
ONE ON ONE COACHING
I offer private coaching focusing on the craft of narration, how to pick and work on demo material that best shows off your unique voice and skills, and further resources about the audiobook industry.
Rate: $125 an hour via Zoom
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One-day workshop at Ripley-Grier
Introduction to Audiobook Narration
June 25th from 1pm to 5pm