"Captures life..." Booklist
"Superb performance that includes a myriad of emotions..." AudioFile
"Amazing in her ability to transition between numerous charactes" Library Journal
"The perfect conduit to relate the complex..." Publishers Weekly
"A passionate and unflinching reader..." School Library Journal
Whether you’re looking for a producer, a narrator, a voice actor, a stage actor, or a singer—and with Tavia you get all of the above— you’re looking for someone with expertise, experience, and a creative eye. Ultimately, you want someone who understands your vision and can express it artistically. However, you also need someone who can see the big picture. Here’s a list of questions you should consider when hiring talent:
What are your ultimate goals for the project?
What resources will best and most efficiently achieve your goals?
How can you work to maximize product and profit while still creating something effective and successful?
Tavia will work with you and for you; contact her today.
English (North American), English (British), English (Irish), English (Australian)
Australian, British, Chinese, England - London (Cockney, Estuary, East End), French, German, Irish, Italian, Japanese, North American, Russian, Spanish, US General American (GenAm), US Midwest (Chicago, Great Lakes), US New York (New Jersey, Bronx, Brooklyn), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta)
Middle Aged, Teen, Young Adult
Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet, Podcasting, Telephone, Videogames
Tavia Gilbert (AFTRA-SAG) is an award-winning narrator with more than 200 audiobooks under her belt. Contemporary and literary fiction, biography and memoir, fantasy, romance, children’s literature, science, religion…Tavia’s range of genres is a direct result of her intuitive interpretation, clever diction and pacing, and sensitivity to each author’s or publisher’s needs.
Classically trained in voice and theater, Tavia attended the University of Washington and earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Original Works in Acting from Cornish College of the Arts. She has been singing in choirs since she was 12 years old and has been working full time as a voice actor since 2006. She also holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Vermont College of Fine Arts.
Tavia is also a producer with a decade of experience. After moving to Portland, Maine in 2001, she studied audio documentary production at the Salt Institute. With 11 years of paralegal experience, Tavia has a clear understanding and appreciation for the business side of her world, including contractual language and legal strategy. Her creative eye, vivid personality, and experience and contacts help her cast the highest caliber of artists, including actors, musicians, videographers, and other talent. Her clients hire her again and again, recognizing her exceptional work and the advantage they have in someone with both a creative and business mind.
Tavia’s presence is realistic and compelling without being melodramatic; her voice is ideally suited to professional and corporate voiceover work. In addition, she is an accomplished actress and singer. Her warmth, breadth, and range offer countless possibilities for producers.
The Dirty Life by Kristin Kimball (Tantor): Audie Finalist 2012 — Memoir
The Adults by Alison Espach (Dreamscape): Library Journal Top 10 Fiction for 2011, Booklist Editor’s Choice Top Adult Audiobooks of 2011, Booklist starred review — Contemporary Fiction
The Shape of Mercy by Susan Meissner (Christian Audio): Audie Finalist 2010 — Inspirational Fiction
First Drop of Crimson by Jeaniene Frost (Blackstone): — Paranormal Romance
Audible Top 5 Romance 2010
Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Blackstone): Speaking of Audiobooks Listeners Favorite Audiobook of 2012 — Paranormal Romance
The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan (Blackstone): Audie Finalist 2009, Library Journal Top 10 Non-Fiction Audiobook of 2008 — Memoir
The Scent of Rain & Lightning by Nancy Pickard (Blackstone): Booklist's Top Audiobooks for Adult Listeners 2010, Booklist starred review, Publisher's Weekly starred review — Crime Fiction
Sing Them Home by Stephanie Kallos (Blackstone): Earphones Award — Literary Fiction
The Day of the Pelican by Katherine Paterson (Brilliance): Earphones Award — YA Fiction
The Everafter by Amy Huntley (Brilliance): School Library Journal starred review — YA Fiction
Animal Tales by Melody Warnick (PlainTales): Parent's Choice Silver Award — Children's Fiction
The Gingerbread Man & Other First Tales by M. Warnick (PlainTales): Parent's Choice Silver Award — Children's Fiction
BFA in Acting — Cornish College of the Arts
MFA in Writing — Vermont College of Fine Arts
Commercial and Documentary Voiceover Coaching — Nancy Wolfson, Marla Kirban
Audiobook Narration Training — Pat Fraley
Alto in a cappella Renaissance choirs — Brooklyn Conservatory Chorale, Renaissance Voices (10 years)
Computer & Software
WhisperRoom, M-Box, Symetrix premamp
FTP, Dropbox, FedEx, virtually any delivery means necessary
often within 24 hours
"From design to delivery." I can work with you to simply record your copy, or craft a soup to nuts production, marketing, and distribution scheme that fits within your budget.
Talent and professionalism are a wonderful, if rare, combination. When I sought talent to add voice-overs to my company’s education software, Tavia came highly recommended. And it didn’t take me long to learn why: she arrived prepared, received instructions well, and delivered a finished product that exceeded my expectations.Academic Merit
It was when I looked to her to manage the next round of voice-overs, however, that my appreciation for Tavia grew dramatically. From start to finish, she handled herself, and the project, with the utmost professionalism – turning a potential logistical challenge for me into a streamlined, efficient, satisfying experience.
Tavia is a rare & special combination-someone for whom I have both gratitude & respect.”
Voice Over Clients
Simon & Schuster
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