A Voice That Could Stir an Army

Category : Bios & Memoirs
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-Southern
Vocal Style : Authoritative
Performance Notes
Excerpt from Maegan Parker Brooks's rhetorical biography of civil rights activist, Fannie Lou Hamer.

Baby Love (excerpt)

Category : Bios & Memoirs
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Inspirational
Performance Notes
Excerpt from Rebecca Walker's memoir, Baby Love.

Beloved (excerpt)

Category : Fiction
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-Southern
Vocal Style : Versatile
Performance Notes
This is an excerpt from Toni Morrison's 1987 novel, Beloved. For demo purposes only.

IKristyl Dawn Tift is an Atlanta-based actress, singer, and narrator whose voice has been described as "warm," "engaging," "versatile," and "dynamic." She holds an MFA in acting from the New School for Drama in New York City, and has been performing professionally since 2004. On stage, she has worked with True Colors Theatre Company, Aurora Theatre, Theatre Emory, and the Alliance Educational Theatre. She has been in such films and televisions shows as Hall Pass, Necessary Roughness, One Tree Hill, and House of Payne. As a performer, her voice is an integral part of creating memorable characters and telling affecting stories.
AUDIOBOOK NARRATION Push out by Monique W. Morris (Tantor Audio) A Voice That Could Stir an Army by Maegan Parker Brooks (University Audio Press) The Soldier's Secret by Heather Osborne (ACX) A Christmas Catalog, Barbara Morgenroth (ACX) FILM/TV Hall Pass Principal The Farrelly Brothers, film directors Looper Supporting (uncredited) Rian Johnson, film director Cooler Than You Principal Olive Sancho, web series director Necessary Roughness Supporting (uncredited) USA/Elodie Keene, director House of Payne Principal TBS/Tyler Perry, director One Tree Hill Principal CW/Bethany Joy Galeotti, director COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL Target Industrial Principal Crawford Media Services THEATER (Off-Off Broadway) The Lady of Larkspur Lotion, Principal, New School for Drama The Odyssey, Principal, New School for Drama Native Son, Principal, Azana Theatre Company (Regional) Holy Oak (staged reading), Principal, Theatre Emory Rumors, Principal, The Renaissance Project Ice Cream, Principal, Alliance Theatre Buy My House, Please!, Principal, Aurora Theatre Musical Theatre Gut Bucket Blues (concert reading), Principal, True Colors Theatre Company A Night with Langston Hughes, Principal, Averitt Arts Center The Wiz, Principal, True Colors Theatre Company Little Shop of Horrors, Principal, The Theatre Barn TRAINING University of Georgia, PhD (ABD) candidate, Theatre & Performance Studies, Anticipated May 2016 New School for Drama (Actors Studio Drama School), MFA Acting (2007) Georgia Southern University, BA Theatre/Minor in Music (2004) Acting Instructors: Susan Aston, Gene Laskow, Joe Ragno, Mical Whitaker Voice Instructors: Bruce Kolb, Christopher Roselli, Keith Buhl, Scott Flaherty Dialect Instructors: Patricia Fletcher SKILLS: Music: Contralto (belt to C)/Soprano (legit to E), Songwriter, Vocal Coach, Clarinet, Piano Movement: Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop, Modern, Interpretive, Alexander Tech. Dialects: Standard American English, British RP, Southern, Jamaican, Cockney, Brooklyn/Bronx

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