Another double feature today! Diane Havens offers The Selfish Giant, by Oscar Wilde, and is featured over at author Michael Stephen Daigle’s blog , and Scott O’Neill offers The Nice People, by Henry Cuyler Bunner, and is meeting up with author J.T. Kalnay. Be sure to check them both out!
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Diane Havens is actor, poet, playwright and educator. She’s spent some years onstage off-Broadway, highlighted by a two-year stint with the Light Opera Company of Manhattan, performing Gilbert and Sullivan in repertory. She’s also had the good fortune to have studied with and alongside Olympia Dukakis and Joan Allen. Diane has also taught drama, English and media studies in the NJ public schools, and has directed youth theater, as well as college productions. She now helps develop tools to assist teachers in bringing literature to life. Her collaboration with Canadian actor Robert Jadah on a literature podcast series, Acting It Out, won them a Voices.com Voicey Award. Active in social and civic causes, she’s recorded textbooks for the blind and co-founded the Hear the Bill project, coordinating voice actor volunteers to record free downloadable audio of the health care reform bills as they were being debated, as a public service. She’s narrated both fiction and nonfiction audiobooks, among which is a best selling version of the Book of Psalms, from the KJV Bible.
A recent Audible Approved Producer recipient, Scott O’Neill has narrated 24 audio books in genres as wildly diverse as comic satire, young adult, romance & mystery/thriller to non-fiction titles incl.: Creating the Perfect Design Brief: How to Manage Design for Strategic Advantage and Since My Last Confession: A Gay Catholic Memoir. A native of the Pacific Northwest, Scott is a seasoned veteran of many regional stage productions including Seattle’s long running production of “Tony ‘N Tina’s Wedding”, and the one man show: “Apre`s Moi, le De`luge” at ACT theatre. Soon to be released on Audible is the atypical romance: The Topsail Accord, by J.T Kalnay, co-narrated with Dawn Harvey.