The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation

A non-profit incorporation providing affordable educational resources and opportunities  for performers in S.E. Louisiana and Southern Mississippi, and beyond (Est. 2009)
 Voice-over Education ● Productions ● Community Outreach ● Resources

Mid-week Voice-over Workshops
in New Orleans, LA., Baton Rouge/Denham Springs, LA.,
and Ocean Springs/Biloxi, MS.
= 2014 Schedule =

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 in a group environment, supported and coached by an experienced voice-over actor and educator.

Dates subject to change. Please check back regularly and look out for members' bulletins in your email.

Please check back regularly, register as a member (it's FREE!)
and "Like" our
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Next NEW ORLEANS, workshop 
Thursday April 24th 2014



Room 208, Education Center, UNO, Founders Avenue,
New Orleans, La. 70148

(Building #3 on campus map) Founders Ave is off Leon C. Simon; and the Bicentennial Education Center is opposite The Cove.


Thursday April 17th 2014


Actors Choice Talent Agency
 Covington Realty Building, 1110 South Range Ave., Denham Springs, LA  70726.


Thursday May 1st, 2014


624 Jackson Avenue
Ocean Springs, MS 39564

Dates subject to change - please check back regularly and register with the web-site (it's FREE) to receive regular bulletins.
here will be no NOLA Voice Talent practical mid-week workshops in June, July, and August
and between Thanksgiving and New Year

All NOLA Voice Talent Foundation Thursday workshops are open to the public, only $15.00, pay-on-the-night. ($10.00 for registered Actors Choice Talent.)  
Workshops are provided at no extra charge to Full Members (upgrade to FULL MEMBER at the Foundation's Webstore) for only $125 for 12 months subscription.

Please note, and to avoid confusion: The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation, Inc. is an independent not-for-profit organization which supports, but is not affiliated to, the MeetUp organization.


One-day Production Workshop:

"The Importance of Being Earnest - Cucumber Sandwiches in Louisiana" - adapted for radio-on-stage by Stephen James from the original by Oscar Wilde.

Saturday May 31st, 2014 From 10:00am till performance end (performance time to be determined)

Due to injury to our Director, this production workshop has been cancelled until further notice.

Location: New Orleans - to be arranged

In the wake of the huge success of the annual fundraiser "It's a Wonderful Life", and in response to several requests to be involved in a further production, The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation has teamed up with Pink Hat Productions to introduce a new concept in performance workshop, for stage and screen performers as well as voice actors: a one-day performance workshop.

The workshop works like this: following advance pre-arranged auditions, the cast and crew assembles in the morning, rehearse throughout the day, and perform the production as a live radio-play in the evening in front of a live audience. Participants receive a recording of the performance.

There are only NINE roles to be filled for this production, so please ensure you book your participation early to ensure you get to audition. Audition for this production workshop is by advance registration only. Workshop fee is only $50 (or $35 for Full Members of The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation).

Auditions are free and will be held in advance for all who pre-register. Workshop fee will be payable only by those who pass the audition (a limited number of spaces are also available at $25 for those who wish to attend without a role).

You can pre-register by email to or by signing-up at our mid-week workshops. In the meantime, don't forget to register as a member of The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation (it's FREE!) to receive bulletins and updates.

Full membership of The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation is only $125 per annum and covers the cost of all mid-week workshops in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, as well as providing discounts on weekend workshops and participating suppliers.


The Second Annual NVT Awards - 2014 recognize excellence in the Film, Theater, Broadcasting and Voice-over industries throughout Southern Louisiana.

Planning is under way for the SECOND Annual NVT Awards, to be held towards the end of November.

Last year's ceremony was a huge success, and the winner of the top award, the Louisiana Star Performer award went to Susie Labry, in recognition of her excellent work as an ambassador to the movie industry throughout Louisiana - voted by her peers throughout the industry.

You too, can vote for YOUR "Louisiana Star Performer - 2014" to recognize their support for the industry, whether in the movie, theater industries, broadcasting, or voice-over industries throughout Louisiana.

Cast your vote simply by emailing - and get your friends and colleagues to vote, too!

Watch this space for more details of this year's ceremony... and Click here for the full story of the 2013 Annual Awards ceremony


Saints alive! Huge success for 2013 "It's a Wonderful Life" NOLA Regional Fundraiser

Main production sponsor:
Dunkin' Donuts & Baskin Robbins, Metairie, LA.

There was a ball-game in New Orleans, apparently, on the night of the Fifth Annual New Orleans and Region Benefit Production of “It’s a Wonderful Life”.

And it was foggy, too.

But that did not stop an amazing turn-out on Sunday December 8th for a New Orleans holiday tradition which, while not exactly steeped into the culture of the city quite as much as The Saints are, has become etched into the calendar of annual New Orleans' “unmissables” as the Christmas season commences.

Read the full review by clicking here.

JOIN the "It's a Wonderful Life"

Annual New Orleans and Region benefit Facebook page!


Save money! Upgrade to pay less and get FULL MEMBER Benefits

The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation Inc is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating and providing affordable educational opportunities for established and aspiring actors and voice talent in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and southern Louisiana.

Become a Full Member for just $125 per 12 months, renewable on the anniversary of your joining. Upgrade to FULL MEMBER at the Foundation's Webstore.

The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation is constantly looking for ways to benefit you as a performer in the region. You may take full advantage of the affordable opportunities which the Foundation now provides for you as a FULL MEMBER, whether you are a performer on-stage or screen, on-camera, or behind-the-mic.

As a Full Member of The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation, you benefit from:

  • Free admission to regular practical mid-week voice-over workshop sessions in NEW ORLEANS and BATON ROUGE (Session fee for Limited Members and non-members only $15.00, pay-on-the-night)
  • Member discounts from participating suppliers and manufacturers, such as...
  • 10% DISCOUNT off any of sound booth products from Gretch-Ken Industries , including the StoneBooth in a Bag, any size of Sound Booth and all accessories, upgrades and custom work that goes with a booth; and all SoundBlocker1 and SoundBlocker2 products (Mass Loaded Vinyl Barrier) and the Liquid Sound Blocker. (Discount applies only to products listed above, and does not include foam products and composites.)
  • AMAZING 50% discount on Headshots with Heart from world-renowned New Orleans photographer Laura Bergerol Photography. Usual price $350... package deal to NVT Full Members only $175..!
  • One-third off membership at  all Tipitina's Musician's Co-op office/studio facilities in Louisiana  (usually $15/mo; only $10/mo as a Full Member of NVT).
  • Discount rates for NVT-organized events, seminars, etc.
  • Member casting in NVT productions (such as The Foundation's annual benefit production of It's a Wonderful Life radio-play on-stage)
  • Opportunity to have your work showcased on the NOLA Voice Talent page on You Tube (iawlNOLA)

So upgrade your membership now, for just $125, renewable on the anniversary of your joining. And you may do it online too! Just by clicking on the Foundation's Webstore and pay by debit/credit card via PayPal.

Remember, the Foundation is YOUR foundation, to provide YOU with affordable opportunities as a performer, and to use your talents to support the community.

Welcome to The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation and we look forward to helping you all as much as possible - Stephen James, Founder and Executive Director

Click here to REGISTER FREE NOW - and don't forget to upgrade to FULL MEMBER to receive the above benefits

The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation is a sponsor of The NEW ORLEANS ACTORS MeetUp Group

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About our Founder:

Stephen James founded The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation in 2009, and is Executive Director of the Foundaton. 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.

Read all about Stephen James Voice Actor and Coach at