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

NVT Mid-week Voice-over Workshops for Performers
Now FIVE workshops every month, in FOUR cities

in New Orleans and Baton Rouge/Denham Springs, LA., Biloxi, MS.,
and Mobile, AL


Thursday March 5th (7:00pm-9:00pm) Education Center,

University of New Orleans

(Full details below)

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 experienced voice-over actor and educator, Stephen James.

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

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).
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Dates subject to change - please check back regularly and register with the web-site and join our Facebook page for updates


Thursday March 5th (7:00pm-9:00pm) Education Center,

University of New Orleans

(Full details below)

NEW ORLEANS, LA. Thursdays every two weeks

Room 208, Education Center, Founders Road, University of New Orleans (Building #3 on Campus Map)

DENHAM SPRINGS, LA. Thursdays every four weeks

Covington Realty Building, 1110 South Range Ave., Denham Springs, LA 70726

TUESDAYS every four weeks

NEW VENUE to be announced


Thursdays every four weeks,

Southcoast Studios, 920 Dawes Road, Mobile, AL 36695

There will be no NOLA Voice Talent practical mid-week workshops inJuly and August
and between Thanksgiving and New Year


Audience bedazzled by "It's a Wonderful Life" 2014 NOLA Regional Fundraiser

A New Orleans theater audience as well as listeners across the nation and around the world were enthralled by an amazing performance by local voice actors in the sixth annual radio-play on-stage of "It's a Wonderful Life", produced by Stephen James and presented by The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation to raise funds for the performing arts in the region.

The Annual New Orleans and Region Benefit Production of “It’s a Wonderful Life” has become etched into the calendar of annual New Orleans “unmissables” for the New Orleans Christmas Holiday season - and this year's production, directed by New Orleans' own Vatican Lokey - bedazzled the audience.
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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 has been 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.

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.

Look out for news of this production workshop to be held in spring 2015

Location: New Orleans - to be arranged (suggestions welcome!)

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 $150 for full 12 months and covers the cost of ALL mid-week workshops in New Orleans, Denham Springs/Baton Rouge, Mobile, AL., and Biloxi, MS., as well as providing discounts on production and other workshops and participating suppliers.


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

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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, Inc. is an independent not-for-profit organization which 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.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, Mar 5 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday, Mar 10 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday, Mar 12 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM



Session fees for ALL the NVT mid-week workshops (schedule at right) are reduced to $15 for all registered talent of The Actors Choice Talent Agency  and anyone on a "current" course of The Actors Alliance


  • "Awesome workshop last night in Denham Springs!!!!! Learning new vocal techniques. Merci beaucoup Monsieur."
    Craig James Shilow
    Actor and voice-over talent
  • "Thank you, Stephen, for your excellent work with your Foundation. It's helping a lot of people rise in the business."
    Veleka Gray
    The Actors Alliance

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About our Founder:

Stephen James 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 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