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

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. Click here to subscribe via our web-store.

Mid-week Voice-over Workshops
in New Orleans and Baton Rouge/Denham Springs, LA.,

Fall Schedule 2014

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 mark these dates in your calendar



Thursday September 4th 2014



Room 208, Education Center, University of New Orleans

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 September 11th 2014


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

Voice-over workshops in


have been suspended until further notice

Please let us know if you would like us to provide affordable workshops on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.


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 $20.00, pay-on-the-night ($15.00 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 $150 for 12 months subscription.

Mid-week workshop fees are only $20.00 per workshop ($15.00 for Actors Choice Talent, NO SESSION FEE for Full Members of NVT); while the annual subscription is $150.00. Get your Full Member subscription in NOW and save for 2014/15..! please go to the Foundation's Webstore

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

The SECOND Annual NVT Awards will be held on Saturday November 29th, 2014, at the prestigious showroom of the Deutsches Haus in Metaire.

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

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

Go to the Facebook EVENT PAGE at

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


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 early in the New Year.

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 ($150 from September 1st) 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.


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!


The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation is a sponsor of The NEW ORLEANS ACTORS MeetUp Group and of  the BOHO6 Performing Arts Collective

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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.

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 New Orleans-based Pink Hat Productions.

A trained 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, 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