Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
About Valerie Flower
If you are looking for a professional narrator with exceptional sound quality and a smooth production process then look no further. As one producer explains, “Valerie is simply a joy to work with! She's punctual, engaged, professional, and knows how to get things done. She offers insight and has the ability to plow through complex scripts!” (Steve Kownacki, Final Focus Productions) Dr. Valerie Flower is an accomplished actor and narrator with a wide vocal range, general American dialect, versatile character voices, and spot-on accents including southern United States, British, cockney, German, Irish, and French. She holds a Ph.D. in theatre history, literature, and criticism from Tufts University and has over twenty years of experience creating and teaching theatre and performance.Read More
Dr. Valerie Flower began her audio career with Tom Snyder Productions in Boston where she became a member of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. Her character voices enrich the award-winning Fizz and Martina series, ABC’s Science Court, and many other exceptional audio projects.
Dr. Flower’s stage credits demonstrate a rich body of vocal work including the leading role in What Happened to the Dollar? at The Producer’s Club in New York, Lisa Kron in Well, Ivy in August: Osage County, Bev/Kathy in Clybourne Park and a variety of roles in the Vagina Monologues with Open Stage of Harrisburg. Dr. Flower created her one-woman-show, Between 2 Chairs, at Touchstone Theatre in Bethlehem, PA and performed it as part of Harrisburg's Flying Solo Festival. Between 2 Chairs was published by Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Her innovative theatre work with at-risk adolescents in Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood resulted in a published handbook for educators. Dr. Flower was the first Theatre Artist in Residence at the Doctors Kienle Center, Hershey Medical School. Her work is included in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s 2015 publication of “The Narrative Playbook: The Strategic Use of Story to Improve Care, Healing, and Health.”
Dr. Flower was Professor of Theatre at Messiah College for fourteen years and is a two-time recipient of the Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival award for meritorious direction.
Selected Vocal Work:
Actor in Ambition’s Debt. Played the role of Senator in this film starring Christine Chalfant. Winner of the Grand Jury prize at the 2017 American Black Film Festival.
Narrator. Pennsylvania Builder’s Association. Final Focus Productions.
Narrator. Wells Fargo. Final Focus Productions.
Narrator. SCA Infomercial. Maestro Film Works, Philadelphia.
Various Roles. Science Court. ABC’s educational cartoon series with Paula Poundstone and Winona Ryder. Winner of the Technology and Learning Award of Excellence.
Narrator. The Great Ocean Rescue. Tom Snyder Productions. Students face four challenging rescue missions that take them deep into the world’s oceans. To solve each problem students draw on information about ocean ecosystems, marine biology, environmental science, and earth science. Winner of the Teacher’s Choice Award.
Various Roles. Fizz and Martina. Narrator for nationally marketed math education media. Winner of the Technology and Learning Award of Excellence.
Narrator. Messiah College Admissions Video. Produced by Snavley & Associates.
• Ph.D. in Theatre History, Literature and Criticism, Tufts University (2005).
• M.A. in Theatre Arts, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio (1996).
• B.S. in Communication Arts Theatre & Education, Taylor University (1990).
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