Voiceover for Audio Drama
Since the 1920’s, audio dramas–scripted plays and stories–have been a form of entertainment that have captivated audiences and, in some cases like The War of the Worlds, been so engaging that they’ve become believable. Serialized drama sparked imagination for listeners and incorporated recurring characters and cliff-hanger storylines to keep listeners tuning in from week to week. When television grew in popularity, interest in audio dramas saw a decline, but in recent years, the rising popularity of podcasts and streaming platforms have also sparked a new interest in audio dramas across all genres.
Audio dramas offer the flexibility and accessibility that makes it easy for listeners to binge content. Unlike visual platforms, listeners can multitask while listening to audio dramas. Smart phones and podcast apps make it easy for listeners to go from episode to episode to find out what happens in the story. And it’s the intimacy of the character’s voices that helps them tap “next”.
Audio Dramas and Narrative Podcasts Continue to Grow!
As technology and audio storytelling has advanced, audio dramas have become more sophisticated in the storytelling and the techniques to keep listeners engaged. Professional voiceover actors give life to characters with personality, emotion, and unique traits that help listeners feel an emotional connection to the characters and amplify the emotional impact of the audio drama. Bringing their skills and experience to each character, voiceover actors like the roster of talent at Blue Wave Voiceover, add complexity, nuance, and depth through different inflections, tone, and pitch.
With audio dramas, voiceover actors can embody multiple characters. Whether it’s a protagonist, villain, sidekick, or comedic relief, voiceover actors can adapt their voiceover to bring a wide range of characters to life and elevate the listening experience. Their ability to deliver complexity and a wide range of emotions–from sadness to excitement to fear–help listeners build connections to the audio drama and its characters.
Add Professional Voiceover To Your Audio Dramas
In addition to voicing characters, professional voiceover artists often narrate audio dramas, adapting their voices to add context and set the scene for the story through pacing, intonation, and inflection. They guide listeners throughout the storyline, building trust with the audience as a reliable source, and pointing out key plot points for the listener to notice. In addition, audio dramas encourage listeners to use their imagination and visualize the story from their own personal reference points, creating an even deeper connection to the story.
It takes a team of creative professionals to put together audio dramas. Professional voiceover artists collaborate with writers, directors, sound designers, and fellow actors to set the scene for the story. And because our Blue Wave talent are professionals with their own broadcast quality home studio, they can easily connect with the creative team for directed sessions.
Save Time by Working With A Professional Voiceover Artist
Franchises like Marvel and Star Wars have moved beyond film and comic books to entertain fans through audio dramas and narrative podcasts, offering new opportunities for storylines and character development that capture audiences’ imaginations. It’s an additional way for fans to connect with the characters they love beyond the big screen. Although many of these big audio dramas are voiced by celebrity actors such as Susan Sarandon as Black Widow, there are opportunities to bring in professional voiceover actors to add new characters and deliver high quality, immersive content.
With large franchises making more of an effort to reflect the diversity of America today, working with a roster of talent like the talent at Blue Wave Voiceover ensures that there is representation and diversity across this genre of storytelling.
Ready to Hire A Voice Actor for your Audio Drama or Narrative Podcast?
Not sure exactly what type of voice would be a good fit? Start with crafting a good casting spec to get the project started or get inspiration by looking at the different types of voice actors that you can select from:
- Female Voice Actors
- Male Voice Actors
- Young Adult – Millennial and Gen-Z Voice Actors
- Adult – Generation X and Middle Age Voice Actors
- Mature Adult – Baby Boomer and Senior Voice Actors
- Multicultural and Diverse Voice Actors
- Hispanic and Bilingual Voice Actors
- African American Voice Actors
- Asian American Voice Actors
- LGBTQIA+ Voice Actors
- Trans, Non-Binary, and Gender Non-Conforming Voice Actors
- Gender Neutral Voice Actors
- Urban Voice Actors
Find A Voiceover Talent for Audio Drama Today!
If you’re ready to move forward with finding a voiceover talent for Audio Drama today, then we’d love to assist! Feel free to e-mail email@example.com and we’ll be happy to give you free, no obligation auditions of your script to choose from. We can’t wait to hear from you!