Villains by Necessity - Prologue
Science Fiction & Fantasy
This is the prelude for the audiobook I produced by the author Eve Forward. The whole book was just shy of 20-hours long.
I first started acting on stage at the age of twelve when I was cast as Robin Hood in our school's yearly play. From there I auditioned at the local theater to play Eeyore in Winnie the Pooh and then I became an Assistant Director at the same theater for a production of Jack and the Beanstalk (where I was also the understudy for the Giant).
Once in High School I auditioned several times for roles in our school's theater including the Dentist in Little Shop of Horrors, Charlemagne in Pippin, and Sonny in Grease. I was brought into the International Thespian Society at my school and worked in set design and costume production as well as the roles listed above.
After high school, I decided to focus on the artistic portion of my theater life and went to school for graphic design. I have worked as a freelance graphic designer for the past twelve years, but the pull of the theater always draws me back.
Over the past several years I always listen to Audiobooks whenever I am driving, hiking, biking or any other activity when I'm alone. Even shopping for groceries! I have dozens of books and I thought to myself, "I would love to do this, to read Audiobooks." That thought happened around May of 2016. Now, in November of 2016 I'm creating my profile and hoping that I can find work reading and narrating an Audiobook.
I have converted my office into a sound studio. My closet has been lined with sound dampening fabric and foam, I have a professional PreSonus Microphone, Headset, and Mixer (no USB tools), and I have been teaching myself the Studio One 3 software to mix the final product.
On top of all of that, I began taking Yoga classes to enhance my breathing control and have been working on my diction. I have read several short stories to my mic and I am in the process of mixing a few of the chapters for my narration demo real (still in development, but I can send samples if requested)
Villains by Necessity - by Eve Forward
Trouble with Dragons - by Clark Graham
Wizards and Heroes - by Clark Graham
Charlemagne - Pippin - 1998
Bum / Dental Patient (singing roles) - Little Shop of Horrors - 1997
The Giant (understudy) - Jack and the Beanstalk - 1995
Eeyore - Winnie the Pooh - 1994
Robin Hood - Prescott Middle School - 1994
Mesa Encore Theater - Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Nominated) - Dr. Joe, Mad Gravity (2018)