A 25-year veteran of the entertainment industry, Garland Thompson’s calendar is filled with theatrical roles, podcasting, and voice over work.


garland-thompson.jpgGarland Thompson’s journey to voice artistry began in the world of theatre.
As a teenager in New York City, Garland worked for his father’s theatre company, the Frank Silvera Writers’ Workshop, as a sound designer and engineer.
Following his time at the writers’ workshop, Garland worked for a series of professional theatres in NYC as a sound engineer, including The Public Theatre, The Manhattan Theatre Club, the American Place Theatre, and the New Federal Theatre.
Garland discovered his passion for voice acting during his days working in college radio. Garland worked for KUT-FM, the local public radio station on the University of Texas campus. He also worked at the UT Performing Arts Center as a stagehand for a couple of years.
While working at the theatre, a fellow colleague who happened to be a vocal coach inspired him to start taking voice-over lessons, a natural progression considering his experience in broadcast radio. As it turns out, broadcast radio is quite complementary to podcasting, a medium Garland has embraced to the full.
Today, Garland hosts his own podcast called Sunday Go To Meetin’, the podcast that’s never on Sunday”. Garland shares vignettes from his career, explores Podsafe music, comedy, and poetry. His eclectic podcast format also gives him the opportunity to conduct interviews with poets, journalists, actors, and writers, including a wonderful interview with jazz singer Robin Stine. The podcast is available on Blubrry.com.
Garland’s voice is fun, experienced, and persuasive. When you are listening to his work, one often forgets that he is selling something, which is an incredible feat for an advertising messenger.
Garland Thompson also is a big fan of voice acting for podcasts, currently starring in a sci-fi podcast entitled, Children of the Gods” recording for two voice character roles, Commander Yelton Marshall and Gunnery Sgt. Sergei Petrov. Garland relates that the podcast is an exciting serial podcast that is created entirely though collaboration with other artists, an endeavor that brings him great satisfaction.
Best regards,
Stephanie

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Stephanie Ciccarelli is the Co-Founder and Chief Brand Officer of Voices.com. Classically trained in voice, piano, violin and musical theatre, as well as a respected mentor and industry speaker, Stephanie graduated with a Bachelor of Musical Arts from the Don Wright Faculty of Music at the University of Western Ontario. Possessing a great love for imparting knowledge and empowering others, her blog serves an audience what wants to grow in their careers as professional voice users, and more specifically, voice actors. Stephanie was recently listed on the PROFIT Magazine W100 list three times (2013, 2015 and 2016), a ranking of Canada's top female entrepreneurs, and is the author of Voice Acting for Dummies®.

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