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Washington D.C. Voice Over

2721 Dorr Ave.
Suite D
(located inside Recording Arts)
Fairfax, VA 22031
Office Hours: Weekdays 9am-6pm ET Saturdays 11am-3pm ET
phone: 202-398-3343 (EDGE)
email: training@edgestudio.com

About The Washington D.C. Voice Over Scene

Edge Studio has been part of the Washington DC voice over scene, particularly in the TV industry, for over 10 years now, with a voice over studio in Bethesda, and our Washington D.C. voice over training facility in Kensington ... and phone-patch in both.

We consider D.C. the "hidden jewel" of voice over. You wouldn't think there would be a lot going on here, other than politics, politics, politics. But indeed a lot of voice over work happens right here in the nation's capital!

First of all, Washington D.C. is home to many of the major networks: Discovery Channel (and its many arms such as TLC, Discovery Kids, and the Oprah Winfrey Network.), National Geographic Channel (and its many arms), PBS, TV One, and many other Washington D.C. voice over producers in need of long form narration and promos!

There are also museums (needing museum installation audio and tour narration), corporations, and other organizations in Washington D.C. who need voice overs for e-learning and online training narration work.

D.C. is home to Bethesda Softworks, who describe themselves as "the third largest privately held personal computer entertainment software company in America." This company works on a lot of well known video games, such as Fallout and DOOM. There are also a few audiobook companies in Washington D.C. (such as Graphic Audio). And of course, the political ads that keep this town humming along during political/election seasons!

There are some great casting agencies. Washington D.C. voice over talent don't have individual agents, but rather they have agencies. And a performer doesn't have to be "married" to any particular agency. In fact, it's better to be actively associated with all of them. The big agencies are Carlyn Davis Casting, Central Casting and Taylor Royall. There are also some further out (closer to Baltimore) that include Linda Townsend Mgmt. and Cima Talent.

There are also great industry groups to help producers and talent network, learn, and further improve the world of Washington D.C. voice overs. They include WIFV (Women in Film and Video) and TIVA-DC (Television, Internet and Video Association of D.C.). These two organizations have casting calls, as well as producers looking to hire talent. (Even some of the casting agencies post here for hard-to-fill castings.) They also host many industry events -- where you can market your talents and find producers and other people seeking Washington D.C. voice over talent for hire.

There is a big Theater presence Washington D.C.. Some of the major acting and improv groups are: The Actor's Center, Theater Lab, and The Conservatory, DC Improv (they also have classes) and BIG (Baltimore Improv Group). There are also a few smaller troupes around, and theaters abound!

Washington D.C. Photo Gallery

Control Room
250 sq feet
Sound Booth
150 sq feet
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Directions to studio

Driving Directions

From the North (Rockville, I-270 to I-495)

  • From I-270 S follow signs for I-495 S/North Virginia/Washington ~4 miles
  • Merge onto I-495 S (entering Virginia) go ~11 miles
  • Take Exit 50 A-B for U.S. 50 toward Arlington Boulevard/Arlington/Fairfax
  • Take Exit 50 A to merge onto US-50 W/Arlington Blvd toward Fairfax
  • Merge onto US-50 W/Arlington Blvd for a little less than a mile
  • Turn right onto Prosperity Ave
  • Turn right onto Hilltop Rd
  • Turn left onto Dorr Ave
  • Destination will be on the right (Located inside Recording Arts)

From Washington, DC (Dupont Circle)

  • From Dupont Circle, head southeast toward New Hampshire Ave NW
  • Exit the traffic circle on New Hampshire Ave NW for ˝ mile
  • At the next traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto K St NW
  • Take the ramp on the left onto US-29 S/K St NW
  • Turn left onto 27th NW
  • Turn left onto I St NW (follow signs for I-66 W) and take the ramp onto I-66 W
  • After about 10 miles, take exit 64 for I-495 S toward Richmond, keep right at the fork and merge onto I-495 S
  • After 1 ˝ miles, take Exit 50 A-B for U.S. 50 toward Arlington Boulevard/Arlington/Fairfax
  • Take Exit 50 A to merge onto US-50 W/Arlington Blvd toward Fairfax
  • Merge onto US-50 W/Arlington Blvd for a little less than a mile
  • Turn right onto Prosperity Ave
  • Turn right onto Hilltop Rd
  • Turn left onto Dorr Ave
  • Destination will be on the right (Located inside Recording Arts)

From the East (Alexandria)

  • Take I-95 South for ~5 miles
  • Keep right to continue on I-495 W, follow signs for Interstate 495 N/Tysons Corner for ~7 miles
  • Take Exit 50A-50B for US-50/Arlington Blvd toward US-29/Lee Hwy/Alrington/Fairfax
  • Take Exit 50A to merge onto US-50 W/Arlington Blvd toward Fairfax
  • Merge onto US-50 W/Arlington Blvd for a little less than a mile
  • Turn right onto Prosperity Ave
  • Turn right onto Hilltop Rd
  • Turn left onto Dorr Ave
  • Destination will be on the right (Located inside Recording Arts)

From the West (I-66)

  • Head onto I-66 E toward Washington
  • Take Exit 62 for VA-243 S/Nutley St
  • Merge onto VA-243 S/Nutley St SW
  • Turn left onto US-29
  • Turn left onto Hilltop Rd.
  • Turn right onto Dorr Ave
  • Destination will be on the right (Located inside Recording Arts)

Public Transportation (Weekdays only)

On the Metro Rail (from the Orange Line Farragut West Metro Station)

  • Take the ORANGE Line towards Vienna Fairfax-GMU.
  • Pass 9 stops
  • Get off at Dunn Loring Merrifield Metro Station
  • Walk about 12 mins to Recording Arts
    • Head south toward Gallows Rd
    • Turn right onto Gallows Rd
    • Turn right onto Prosperity Ave
    • Turn left onto Dorr Ave
    • Destination will be on the right (Located inside Recording Arts)

Hotel Information

The hotels nearest to the studio are:

  • Courtyard Dunn Loring Fairfax
    2722 Gallows Rd
    Merrifield, VA 22031
    (703) 573-9555
  • HYATT house Falls Church
    8296 Glass Alley
    Fairfax, VA 22031
    (571) 327-2277
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Falls Church - I-495 @ Rt. 50
    8130 Porter Rdy
    Falls Church, VA 22042
    (703) 560-6644
  • Residence Inn Fairfax Merrifield
    8125 Gatehouse Rd
    Falls Church, VA 22042
    (703) 573-5200

How to Reach Us

Call us 888-321-3343
Email us training@edgestudio.com

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