Specifics of the series:
-There will be a total of 4 episodes to this podcast, each varying from 5-10 minutes in length
-The series will be based on the life of George Washington and his wife Martha Washington in fast forward
-All voice actors must be able to pull off very formal, professional like British accents to fit the 18th century upper social class
I'm looking for voice actors such as:
George Washington- Deep, calming voice who can portray a British accent quite well and smoothly. I prefer the voice actor to sound like he is at least 30 but preferably, between 30 and 40 years old.
John Spencer- Deep, British accent who sounds like he is at least 30.
Martha Dandridge Custis (Who will later be known as Martha Washington)- Formal British accent (Very smooth and tranquil for the time) who sounds like she is at least 25 but MUST be able to pull off an older sounding voice smoothly since the story will eventually go into the moments before her death.
Nathanael Greene- Deep, formal, British accent who sounds like he is at least 30.
Alexander Hamilton- Young, British accent who sounds like he is at least 20
Benedict Arnold- Deep, formal British accent who sounds like he is at least 30
Sample lines for Martha Dandridge Curitis (And yes read the dates at the end of the letter and say "Signed" as you are signing your name)
Why I am writing to my own self is a mere coincidental decision of my mind fighting against me. I feel scared and alone yet still strong after I have been left widowed after my recent husband's death from a brief illness. Left alone with 2 children at the age of 26, I have become battered, yet still strong of a mother caring for 2 children, Jacky and Patsy, in which I have become very fond of as the years grew close and then passed on. The Estate belonging to my husband Daniel Parke Custis went to me in his will. As a widowed mother which I have been endowed with and will for these coming days, I am prepared to face the challenges that I may encounter in my life awaiting me from this present hour.
Signed, Martha Dandridge Custis
Virginia August 17th, 1757
Sample lines for George Washington (And yes read the dates at the end of the letter and say "Signed" as you are signing your name)
Head Quarters, October 5, 1778. George Washington
Gentlemen: By the enclosed Copies of letters to General Sullivan and Messrs. Otis & Andrews, you will be informed of what I have written on the subject of Clothing, in consequence of the letter which you did me the honor to write on the 29th.
The prospect of having the Army amply provided for, by your exertions, affords the highest degree of satisfaction. I am particularly happy to be informed that you have extended your orders for hats and shoes; The Season of the year and the roughness of the roads, should a march eastward become necessary; render the latter an article of immediate and indispensable necessity. I must therefore entreat that every possible step be taken for procuring a large and instantaneous supply from your factories or elsewhere. The present deficiency in this respect I have reason to think, is greatly increased by the bad quality of the imported shoes; at any rate it is such as will prevent the marching of a great many men, and render them miserable in a state of inaction.
Sample lines for Benedict Arnold (And yes read the dates at the end of the letter and say "Signed" as you are signing your name)
Some may think I continued in the struggle of these unhappy days too long, and others that I quieted it too soon-- To the first I reply, that I did not see with their eyes, nor perhaps had so favorable a situation to look from, and that to our common master I am willing to stand or fall. In behalf of the candid among the latter, some of whom I believe serve blindly but honestly--in the bands I have left, I pray God to give them all the lights requisite to their own safety before it is too late; and with respect to that herd of censurers, whose enmity to me originates in their hatred to the principles by which I am now led to devote my life to the re-union of the British empire, as the best and only means to dry up the streams of misery that have deluged this country, they may be assured, that conscious of the rectitude of my intentions; I shall treat their malice and calumnies with contempt and neglect.
New York, October 7, 1780. Benedict Arnold
Sample lines for Alexander Hamilton (read the dates at the end of the letter and say "Signed" as you are signing your name)
Ned, my ambition is prevalent, so that I contemn the grovelling condition of a clerk, or the like, to which my fortune condemns me, and would willingly risk my life, though not my character, to exalt my station.
St Croix - 14 November 1769, Alexander Hamilton
Sample lines for Nathanael Greene (read the dates at the end of the letter and say "Signed" as you are signing your name)
Long Island, NY - 21 May 1776 Nathanael Greene
As I have no desire of quitting the service, I hope the Congress will take no measure that will lay me under the disagreeable necessity of doing it.
Sample lines for John Spencer
John Spencer- Well he is a fascinating young lad and a fine soldier.
If you are interested in this project, please send me your auditions to "email@example.com" by June 30th 2013
Have a great day!