Open Books
Training and Skills

 MFA - Old Globe Theatre / USD
BS Theatre - The University of Evansville
British RP, London, Scottish, Irish, Russian, French, German
US Regional Dialects:
Northern (Minnesota/Wisconsin), Southern, Texas, New Jersey, Californian
Coaching - Johnny Heller, Shannon Elizabeth Parks, PJ Ochlan
Spring 2021 Deyan Institute Masterclass
Autumn 2021 Deyan Institute Masterclass
New England Narrators Retreat 2021

Featured Releases

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IAA Finalist Badges 2021_FB Cover - Desk

Best Female Narrator

Best General fiction

Home Recording Studio

RODE NT1 - Scarlett Solo Focusrite - Reaper

Me In A Nut Shell

Starting when I was 5 with the cassette tapes of The Wizard of Oz, my parents gave me audiobooks for birthdays and Christmas. I loved them! I listened until the tapes wore out. I memorized them! When I started reciting them for my family my parents decided I needed an audience, and they introduced me to theatre.

Freshmen year at University, my acting teacher told me "Zura, you are going to have a great career when you are in your forties!" ... As a broody, high-strung nineteen-year-old I had no idea what to do with that prospect.


Well. I studied and I worked. I made all sorts of art. I met a pretty swell pirate (sailor... pirate just sounds more fun). We got married. Had a couple of gorgeous babies. Traveled the world. Lived overseas! ... And now I am in my forties ... Full of stories ... And ready to work!

After 30 years of work on the stage, and in commercial VO I found my way back to audiobooks! It feels like coming home.