The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation  

A not-for-profit organization providing affordable educational resources and opportunities for performers (Est. 2009)
Voice-over Education ● Productions ● Community Outreach ● Resources


Mid-week voice-over workshops resume in September 2015

Please check back regularly for details of our bi-weekly workshops in the fall semester, 2015

in New Orleans, with "'Pop-up" Saturday morning workshops in Lafayette, Baton Rouge, MS Gulf Coast, and Mobile, AL.

Whether you are an established or aspiring performer on-stage, on-screen, on-camera, or behind-the-mic, you will enjoy the fun, professional-yet-informal, and informative workshops atmosphere where you will improve your voice and gain valuable information that will help you to enhance your career. Work with scripts and discuss elements of the business in a group environment, supported and coached by experienced voice-over actor, coach, and agent, Stephen James

The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation mid-week workshops are open to all, only $20.00, pay-on-the-night ($15.00 for Members of a current course at The Actors Alliance).

The New Orleans mid-week workshops are provided at no extra charge to Full Members (upgrade to FULL MEMBER at the Foundation's Webstore) for only $150 for 12 months subscription (renewable on anniversary of joining date). FULL MEMBERS also receive a 10% discount on each "Pop-up" Saturday workshop. Please note: subscription runs for 12 months from date of payment, and does NOT include payments made for prior sessions attended.


The FALL series of workshops will re-commence in mid-September with regular workshops in New Orleans, every two weeks, and "Pop-up" workshops on Saturday mornings around the region, in Baton Rouge, LA., Lafayette, LA.,  Gulfport, MS. Mobile, AL., and elsewhere.


Thursdays every two weeks

Room 208, Bicentennial Education Center, Founders Road, University of New Orleans

Provisional dates:
September 10th, 24th
October 8th, 22nd
November 5th, 19th


"POP-UP" Saturday Voice-over Workshops presented by Stephen James

 (please check back for times and booking details)

August - Ocean Springs, MS. (provisional) -  "Lose Your Southern Accent"

September - Baton Rouge, LA.(provisonal)

October - Lafayette, LA. (provisional)

November - Mobile, AL. (provisional)

If you would like to organize additional Pop-up workshops in your area, please contact Stephen James direct at - please mark your subject line "Pop-up voice-over workshops"


Get ready for the 7th Annual "It's a Wonderful Life" New Orleans and Region Fundraiser
- with a NEW PRODUCER for 2015..!

Theater audiences - as well as listeners across the nation and around the world - have been enthralled by this amazing annual production by local professional performers as part of the Christmas and holiday festivities in New Orleans. 

And the SEVENTH annual production - this year produced and directed by Vatican Lokey, and presented by The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation to raise funds for other non-profits in the region - will take place on Sunday December 20th, 2015, at the prestigious showroom of Deutsches Haus, 1023 Ridgewood Drive, Metairie, LA 70001 - off Airline Hwy and ONLY 2 MILES from Mid-City..!

Join our Facebook "Event" page here:

Above: Stephen James (on left, as Henry Potter in the 2014 production), and the NVT award-winning  BIll Lee (as George Bailey) have been ever-present in the NOLA Voice Talent annual benefit production of "It's a Wonderful Life" since its inception in 2009.


Broadcaster Angela Hill receives Top NVT Award recognition of her excellence in the Film, Theater, Broadcasting and Voice-over industries throughout Louisiana.

New Orleans broadcaster Angela Hill was awarded the 2014 NVT Louisiana Star Performer Award for her outstanding and significant contribution to the Performing Arts Community in Louisiana.
The award was announced at the second annual NVT awards ceremony, held on Saturday November 29th 2014 before an audience of significant members of the movie, theater, broadcast, and voice-over industries in Louisiana, at the Deutsches Haus in Old Metairie.

About our Founder:

Stephen James (pictured left) founded The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation in 2009, and is Executive Director of the Foundation, which is subsidized by he and his wife Debi. Stephen is a prolific voice actor and coach who possesses a rare versatility which enables him to perform just about any role required. His training has included Standard American English, and the combination of that and his native British accent makes his voice perfect for narration and commercial voice-over.

He has performed in countless commercials, audio-books, computer games, and narrations; while he is also runs the specialist voice-over agency NOVA:The New Orleans Voice Agency and Pink Hat Productions.

A trained and highly-experienced educator and communicator, Stephen has coached voice techniques and the business of voice-over to hundreds of performers, including leading actors and voice-over talent, through his weekly workshops in southern Louisiana and the Mississippi Gulf coast, in seminars in a number of states, and through private coaching. Stephen was voted "Louisiana's favorite voice coach" by readers of national industry publication "Backstage" in May 2015.

Stephen is also a director and producer, his most recent success directing the multi-award-winning movie "My Choice is Clear" alongside David Mills; while he is currently Producer of "Boys Will Be Boys - The Movie", currently in development.

Read all about Stephen James Voice Actor and Coach at

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Become a FULL MEMBER of not-for-profit The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation now for only $150 annual subscription and save money on workshops and vendors' discounts.

Please first register above, THEN click here to subscribe via our web-store.

The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation is a not-for-profit incorporation which provides performers with affordable educational opportunities, as well as to use our talent to support the community.

The Foundation is a supporter of, but is not affiliated with, the MeetUp organization. The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation is the sole financial sponsor of The Louisiana and Mississippi Actors MeetUp Group.



Session fees for ALL the NVT mid-week workshops (schedule at right) are reduced to $15 for all registered talent of The Actors Alliance



  • "Great class last night! Truly a blessing and an inspiration in all the areas that I have been wanting to work on... Thank-you again and I look forward to the next opportunity I ..."
    Leah Johnson
    Singer and actor, Mobile, AL.
  • "Awesome workshop last night in Denham Springs!!!!! Learning new vocal techniques. Merci beaucoup Monsieur."
    Craig James Shilow
    Actor and voice-over talent, Eunice, LA.

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Stephen James, founder of The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation, and voted  Louisiana's favorite voice coach by readers of national industry publication Backstage in May 2015.