The Richmond District of the Virginia Production Alliance is hosting VOICE to PROJECT, featuring voiceover artists Kera O’Bryon, Dale Leopold and Meredith Strange-Boston!
Tuesday, November 27th
WCVE, 23 Sesame Street, Richmond, VA 23235
6:30 PM Networking | 7:00 PM Meeting Start
Admission is free for VPA members and $5 for everyone else.
Light refreshments provided.
A native of Bel Air, Maryland, Kera eventually left the Baltimore dialect behind, and, after exploring the US, finally landed in Richmond, Virginia. She has been doing voiceovers and acting, professionally, for over 25 years. From local car dealerships and hospitals, etc., to Live-Announcing International Awards Shows to animatics playing in Times Square, no two days are alike and there is never a dull moment.
Dale has been a full-time bilingual (English and Spanish) voice actor for over a decade. He has lent his voice to commercials, corporate narration, animation, audiobooks and e-learning projects for clients around the world. Past clients include Sesame Workshop, Rosetta Stone, Kaiser Permanente, the New England Aquarium, the Richmond Ballet, Allen & Allen and many others. He also does some on-camera and stage work, and every October he recreates Orson Welles’ performance in the War of the Worlds at the Firehouse Theatre. Since April, Dale has been the show runner and songwriter for the political satire podcast, BS de Résistance, which produced a #1 single (“The Eagle and the Bear”) on the Dr. Demento July countdown, and just released their first album of songs from the show.
Meredith was drawn to voice-over work during a stint as the weather lady on an ABC affiliate in Virginia. When, after one of her first broadcasts, a producer told her she had a rich, smoky voice and asked her if she did voice-overs, she hid the fact that she had no idea what he was talking about and employed what her professors had taught her at UVA – say “yes” to opportunity and figure it out later. It didn’t take her long to figure out that she loved recording and soon she said goodbye to the glamorous world of regional weather forecasting and hello to the go-go universe of full-time talent work. In recent years she has supplied her deeper-than-the-average-bear voice with creativity and enthusiasm to a wide array of national and international clients and projects, including: movies (her favorite is a Steven King film), audio books, political campaigns all over the country, the U.S. Army, Geiko, The American Cancer Society, Bausch & Lomb, the Salvation Army, Dremel Tools, the ASPCA, Thomasville Furniture and even Beyonce’s fashion line.