Coaches

Narration/Voice Over & Directing

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Kristin Kalbli teaches our Narration/Voice Over classes and our Directing classes. She is also the Talent Director for ListenUp Audiobooks. She directs and trains narrators and directors. Kristin has worked as ListenUp’s Casting Director and has narrated over 60 audiobook titles, many of which have been acclaimed by prominent audiobook reviewers.

 

 

 

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Casey Holloway teaches Narration/Voice Over classes, including Finding YA Voice. Casey is the casting and scheduling director for ListenUp Audiobooks She is an Audie-Award nominated narrator and has narrated over 100 audiobooks. Her background as an actor allows her to bring a compelling connection to each book she narrates. Her work has been reviewed in multiple audiobook publications, including Audiofile Magazine. She earned a BFA in Theatre Performance from Columbus State University. Casey is a rising star in the young adult audiobook industry.

 

 

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Topher Payne teaches Your Story: Your Voice. Topher Payne is an unapologetic eavesdropper and collector of stories who makes his home in Atlanta. His works for the stage include Swell Party, The Only Light in Reno, Above the Fold(Metro Atlanta Theatre Award, Best Original Work & Best Play of the Year), Angry Fags (Gene-Gabriel Moore Playwriting Award), and Evelyn in Purgatory (Essential Theatre Playwriting Award). He has been named Atlanta’s Best Playwright by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Creative Loafing, and The Sunday Paper, and was featured as one of “Ten Playwrights You Should Know” by Southern Theatre Magazine. His column for The Georgia Voice, Domestically Disturbed, won the 2012 National Newspaper Association award for Best Humor Column. He is the author of the ListenUp original audiobook Funny Story: The Incomplete Works of Topher Payne. His play,Perfect Arrangement was the recipient of the American Theatre Critics Association Osborn Award. It premieres Off-Broadway this October, produced by Mars Theatricals and Primary Stages.

tiffanyTiffany Morgan teaches Narration/Voice Over classes, including Creating Character Voices. Tiffany enjoys living the adventurous life of a full-time actor, voice-over artist and teacher. Narrating books has allowed all the voices taking up residence in her head to work a real job and stay out of trouble – like scaring small children or yelling at rude drivers. When not working in a studio or on a stage or sitting in a trailer on a set somewhere, Tiffany is a fan of reading cookbooks (yes, reading them for fun!) and trying out recipes for her family and friends. Her voice comes from an authentic joy for living and lends credibility to bringing the words on the page to life so the listener can feel that joy and experience the same.

Susan_w_glassesSusan Shalhoub Larkin teaches Narration/Voice Over Classes, including Dialects of the British Isles. Susan has been narrating books for ListenUp Audiobooks for over 3 years. Two of her favorite narrated books have been Beautiful Child by Tory Hayden and The Good Girls Revolt by Lynn Povich. Susan is a professional Equity actress in Atlanta theatre. She also does film and television work, and can be seen in episodes of “Sleepy Hollow”, “MONK”, “House of Payne” and the recent films “Last Vegas” and Tyler Perry’s “Good Deeds.” Susan is also a professional voice and speech coach with over 40 years of experience and does dialect coaching for films in the Atlanta area.

bryan brendleBryan Brendle teaches Auditioning for the Stage. He received a BFA in acting from Florida State University, where he studied with Fred Chappell, Lloyd Richards, and Jose Quintero, among others, and studied abroad in London with professors from BADA and Theatre de Complicite. Bryan lived and worked in NYC before moving to Atlanta 8 years ago. Since then, he’s performed around town with Actors Express, ART Station, Atlanta Lyric, Aurora, Georgia Ensemble, Horizon, OnStage Atlanta, Pinch n’ Ouch, Serenbe Playhouse, Stage Door Players, and Theatre du Reve. Film and TV credits include Rhythm of the Saints (Sundance Film Festival-Dramatic film Competition), One Life to Live, Army Wives, High Rise, Drop Dead Diva, Franklin & Bash, Necessary Roughness, That’s Educational, Big Losers, and Bloodlands. Additionally, he has narrated numerous audiobooks with ListenUp.

Media & Promotion

HollyHolly Simpson teaches Social Media workshops in our Media and Promotion workshop series. Holly is the Public Relations Coordinator for ListenUp Audiobooks and for Magick Lantern. She is passionate about effective communication, social media, personal branding, and fandom. Holly earned a B.S. in Communication from Kennesaw State University and a M.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Georgia.

 

 Production

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Our Mastering Team – Ryan, Jacob, Taylor, Bryan, & Tyler – teach Home Studio Set-Up courses in our Production workshop series. They also provide in-home studio set up.

 

 

 

 

 

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