From Our Soundbooth | October 29, 2020

We are so excited to share “Quarantine Careers: Voiceover Edition” by Tess Adams, which was selected by 2020 Miller Audio Prize Guest Judge Alex Sujong Laughlin as the runner-up this year in the Humor category.

Tess Adams is a Connecticut-based writer, singer, and actor. She is currently a rising senior at Quinnipiac University double majoring in English and Theater with a minor in Business. Other honors and recognitions include Wilder Short Fiction Prize Honorable Mention, Alpha Psi Omega National Theatre Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta National English Honor Society, and Quinnipiac University Honors Program. She hopes this little quarantine project brings you some joy!

Listen to “Quarantine Careers: Voiceover Edition” below:

Artist Statement

“Quarantine Careers: Voiceover Edition” arose out of an assignment for one of my spring semester classes, ​The Audio Narrative​. Being an actor, I was simultaneously brainstorming ways I might find work or be artistically engaged during quarantine; one of those ways happened to be voiceover gigs. In researching how to “break in” to the voiceover industry, I found that I needed to put together a reel. I was then struck with the idea of creating this piece – an actress attempting to DIY a voiceover reel with marginal success. Prior to taking this course, I had very little experience with sound editing or exposure to this form of storytelling. Thanks to my very generous professor, Dr. Ken Cormier, I was able to learn and refine new skills. You can also hear “Quarantine Careers” on the ​The​​ Benjy Section​ and ​Isolated Together​ podcasts.