Audio Book Intensive with Piper Goodeve 6-25-23

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Audio Book Intensive with Piper Goodeve 6-25-23

A one day intensive workshop covering the basics of audiobook narration and production

By CAST Performing arts seminars

When and where

Date and time

Sunday, June 25 · 1 - 5pm EDT


Ripley Grier Voice-Over Studios 520 8th ave 10th floor New York, 10018

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

  • 4 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

The audiobook industry has exploded in recent years, and nearly every book that is published (whether by a traditional publisher or independently by the author) gets released in audio. Narrating an entire book with detailed characters, well-crafted scenes, and continuity of voices is not easy, but it is a skill that can be learned and practiced.

In this one-day workshop, you will get an overview of the skills needed to be an audiobook narrator, as well as:

· Learn about the audiobook and publishing industries, and how the narrator’s job & workflow fits into them.

· Explore narration techniques, including pacing, narration vs. dialogue, and how to create real & nuanced characters.

· Discover your voice type & what kind of material you are right for while working on different audiobook copy from genre fiction, literary fiction, and non-fiction.

· Find out next steps for working on narration, how to put together an audiobook demo, and additional resources for continuing your audiobook journey.

Note: Please bring your own copy, from a book that you enjoy reading, fiction or non-fiction. If it is fiction, it should include dialogue. No more than 2 minutes in length. No explicit language, violence or sex.

 About The Instructor:

Piper Goodeve is an actress, director, and audiobook narrator who has recorded over 325 titles, including works by Neil deGrasse Tyson, John Irving, R.L Stine, Elinor Lipman and Meg Cabot, as well as classics by L.M Montgomery and Thornton Wilder. She regularly records for numerous publishers including Harper Collins, Simon & Schuster, Macmillan, Dreamscape, Blackstone, and Audible Studios. A four-time Audie Award finalist and multiple Earphones Award recipient, Piper is passionate about the craft of narration and has taught at The Voice Shop, CAST at Ripley-Grier, ACX University, StoneStreet Studios at NYU/Tisch School of the Arts, and numerous workshops and panels at colleges/universities. Piper has performed Off-Broadway and in regional theaters across the country and Canada, and earned a Drama League Award nomination for Distinguished Performance for creating the role of Anne in Anne of Green Gables (Off-Broadway, Original Cast Recording.) She holds an MFA from Brown University/Trinity Rep and is a proud member of Actors Equity and SAG-AFTRA.

18+ please. No credits or refunds. Class meets Sunday June 25th at 1pm and runs for four hours.

About the organizer

CAST provides performers with practical workshops, seminars and classes taught by industry professionals.
CAST is dedicated to helping performers get the instruction and make the connections they need to succeed in "the industry". Our educational events are the ideal way to open doors and get straight talk from casting directors and agents who can jump-start your career, or simply help you make a course correction to use your talents more wisely.