Great stories should change us somehow. Like a great journey, we should arrive at a new place with a new perspective.   Stories allow us to make sense of life and to feel as though we aren’t alone in the world.

As an audiobook narrator I’m the live wire conducting the intentions of the writer.  As a writer, I know know what it is to have actors invested and committed to the world of my story.  My intention is always to find the author’s soul and the core of their story and to be the best possible conduit for that energy.

In addition to being a narrator, I also wear the hats of engineer and director, staying current with the latest studio practices and using the best equipment I can.

In both realms, as a voice artist and a technician, I strive to provide my audience and clients with an enriching, pleasurable experience.


Carol Schneider is an actor, narrator, writer and acting teacher based in New York City.   She has performed on many prominent New York stages including the Mitzi Newhouse at Lincoln Center, Vivian Beaumont at Lincoln Center, the Samuel Beckett, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Theatre Row Theatre and the Judith Anderson Theatre as well as regionally at Hartford Stage, Charlotte Rep, the Berkshire Playwrights Lab and Penguin Rep..   She has acted in studio films and independent films which have been to Sundance, Tribeca Film Festival and Slam Dance.

She often  foregoes the lengthy rituals of make-up and glamour and gives voice to the scores of characters populating the audiobooks she is in demand for.  Ms. Schneider has also voiced documentaries, radio and TV commercials and dubbed other actor’s voices in features. She offers a variety of high quality recording and editing services from her fully equipped New York City studio.

As a writer,  Schneider’s full length play,  Movements of the Soul, about the genesis of American Sign Language, received generous grants from the Kingsburg Foundation, The Weiner Philanthropy Fund and Emily Rechnitz Paladino in 2015.  It was presented Off Broadway at Baruch Performing Arts Center in New York City.  MOS was initially developed at Naked Angels Tuesdays @9 series and at HERE Arts Center with support from Berkshire Playwright’s Lab and New York Theatre Workshop.  Schneider’s two shorts, Rockets Under the House and Of Concern were workshopped at the Berkshire Playwrights Lab in Great Barrington, MA.   She is currently working on a historical series called Knight Errant.

Schneider currently teaches at The Actor’s Conservatory in mid-town Manhattan.


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