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East West Players

Introduction to Voice Acting

with Zehra Fazal


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Voiceover—it’s a booming area of the entertainment business lots of actors talk about wanting to do, but often lack an understanding of the artistry, techniques and business acumen required to have a thriving career. Zehra is here to help!

As a working actor across multiple genres in the Los Angeles market, Zehra learned a lot of practical, specific information about the voiceover industry that I’m excited to share. As a teacher, Zehra helps actors identify their natural strengths, hone in on building acting techniques, and strategize the next steps they need to take towards building a career in voiceover.

In this introductory class to voice acting, the class will focus on the genres of commercial voiceover, animation and video games. The class will center around mic time—getting you up and practicing your acting and receiving direction during each class. By the end of the course, you will have a working knowledge to tackle multiple genres of voiceover, an overview of the business process in the Los Angeles market, and a deeper understanding of your unique strengths as a storyteller and collaborator.

Length of Course: 6 Saturdays, 10am-1pm PT starting February 6th, 2021

Level: Beginner/Intermediate

**Please note:** All classes will be conducted virtually on Zoom. No recordings of class are allowed, other than you recording your own individual reads on your computer. There will be no engineer, and no recordings of the class will be made. No recordings of Zehra, other students, or any other portion beyond your personal work are allowed to be made, broadcast, or published in any form. Unfortunately, there are no make-up classes or refunds.


Within a few short years of arriving in the LA market, Indiana native Zehra Fazal was booking regular, recurring and guest roles for series on Disney, WB Animation, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Dreamworks, Netflix, Comedy Central and more. She has provided voice work for live action series and feature films, including Lost in Space and Daredevil, and became known in the video game world on AAA titles such as Borderlands 3, Apex Legends, Call of Duty, Destiny 2, League of Legends, and more. Her commercial clients have included Ford, Old Spice, Xfinity, Saks Fifth Avenue, Quickbooks and Dominos Pizza. In 2019, she was the voice of the Fox Sports Women’s World Cup and won two Society of Voice Arts and Sciences awards including Best Overall Body of Work. On-camera credits include How to Get Away with Murder, Lucifer, Magnum PI and Mr. Mayor.

Before becoming a full-time actor, Zehra tutored middle and high school students for several years, working on alternative learning strategies tailored to the individual learner. This experience helps her provide guidance that is adaptive to a student's specific experience, circumstances and needs. Zehra ran a monthly VO workout group at North Hollywood Sound and has taught acting workshops at Syracuse University and Wellesley College. She has trained with multiple teachers at The Groundlings, The Voiceover Connection, VAN, Stephen Book Improvisation Workshop, Annie Grindlay and Margie Haber Studio and Wellesley College.

  • Feb 6 - Mar 13th, 2021
    Sat for 6 weeks from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Online Class

For more info, call us at 213-625-7000

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