Marni has breathed life into the characters of FIRE GAMES exactly as I imagined them. I forgot to breathe in parts as I proofed the audio. I really felt like I was there, watching every tense moment. Those who love being read to (especially by a voice talent with major acting skills to boot) will not want to miss this!
The brilliant J. Michael Collins created the demos on this Soundcloud link - ready for e-learning, medical narration, and explainer gigs! Contact me below if my warm, rich, inviting voice can help your company; I want to use it to help change the world for the better.
Marni's hilarious video series with Natalie Naudus "2 Audiobook Narrators in a Car" has been viewed over 400,000 times and counting across social media. The original video was picked up by ViralHog, DailyMotion, RightThisMinute.com, and other major outlets. Natalie throws obscure voice requests at Marni with side-splitting results.
Get those snowflakes out of your way and make sure your voice is heard!
4x6 snowglobe frame with replica Kamala Harris signature and "Excuse me, I'm speaking" quote, created by Marni Penning.
Hamilton Musical Quotes Word Art - Calligraphy hand-drawn by Marni Penning. Features quotes from "Alexander Hamilton," "My Shot," "Schuyler Sisters," "You'll be back," "Aaron Burr, Sir," and many other songs from Lin Manuel-Miranda's Broadway masterpiece. Central to the theme of the piece is, "Look around, look around at how lucky we are to be alive right now," which is so important to all of us during these trying times. Artwork is printed onto canvas and stretched on a 1" deep wooden frame. Also available as a print, suitable for framing.
Rick Rohan, Senior Creative Director, GraphicAudio
Marni is an audiobook narrator, playwright, acting coach, two-time Helen Hayes Award nominee, and other-award-winning multi-hyphenate who co-founded Cincinnati Shakespeare Company in 1994 (over 35 roles, including Juliet, Kate, Rosalind, Beatrice, and Hamlet).
A sampling of her credits: Admissions at Studio Theatre; The Agitators; Hooded, or Being Black for Dummies at Mosaic Theatre; Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Book of Will at Round House; Are You Now..., The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek at MetroStage. Regional: Shakespeare Theatre, Woolly Mammoth, Folger, Washington Stage Guild, Orlando Shakespeare, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, and Georgia Shakespeare.
Film: Mona Lisa Smile, Night Waking.
Television: The Sopranos, Saturday Night Live, All My Children, Guiding Light.
Marni has been a voiceover artist for many years and was a disc jockey in college; she studied voiceover for animation with the legendary Pat Fraley, so her specialty is character voices and complex accents!
She cut her teeth in narration for the Library of Congress Books for the Blind, as well as performing in over 250 large-cast recordings for Graphic Audio, but her favorites are cozy mysteries, sci-fi thrillers, YA fantasy, and quirky romances.
She now records full-length audiobooks from her broadcast-quality home studio, working around the schedule of her husband, son, dog, fish, and chickens.
Studiobricks Pro Triple-Wall Booth
Audio-Technica 4047 mic
ART Voice Channel
Dedicated Mac Mini
Marni continues to stay busy with audiobook narration, including recent releases for Simon & Schuster Audio, HarperAudio, Tantor Media, Blackstone Audio, and Dreamscape Media, as well as indie authors A.L. Knorr and Tony Harmsworth. Marni also records newsworthy stories each week from The Washington Post, The Guardian, Financial Times, Anne Helen Petersen's Culture Study, and more for the Curio app.
For a full list of theatre, television, and film credits, click on Marni's resume in the section below.
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