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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
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Sound Booth
150 sq feet
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Directions to studio

Driving Directions

From the West (Bethesda, Rockville, I-270)

  • From the fork with I-270, take I-495 East (toward Silver Spring / Baltimore). Go ~4 miles, passing two exits.
  • Take Exit 33, turning LEFT onto Connecticut Avenue / MD-185 North. Go 2.2 miles to Kensington.
  • At the fork with University Boulevard / MD-193E, turn LEFT to STAY on Connecticut Avenue / MD-185 North. Go 300 feet to first light.
  • Make a U-TURN at the traffic signal for Perry Avenue (at Kaiser Permanente) to get onto Connecticut Avenue / MD-185 South. Go 300 feet.
  • Make the first RIGHT turn onto Farragut Avenue. Proceed straight to the bottom of the hill.
  • At the bottom of the hill, 3843 will be on the lower level, in the back of the Kensington Office Park building. We're the first door on the right.

From the East (the I-95 side of the beltway)

  • Take I-95 South from Baltimore, or North from Annapolis to Exit 27.
  • Merge onto I-495 East (toward Rockville / northern Virginia). Go ~8 miles.
  • Take Exit 33, turning RIGHT onto Connecticut Avenue / MD-185 North. Go 2.2 miles to Kensington.
  • At the fork with University Boulevard / MD-193E, turn LEFT to STAY on Connecticut Avenue / MD-185 North. Go 300 feet to first light.
  • Make a U-TURN at the traffic signal for Perry Avenue (at Kaiser Permanente) to get onto Connecticut Avenue / MD-185 South. Go 300 feet.
  • Make the first RIGHT turn onto Farragut Avenue. Proceed straight to the bottom of the hill.
  • At the bottom of the hill, 3843 will be on the lower level, in the back of the Kensington Office Park building. We're the first door on the right.

From Washington, DC (North-West, Chevy Chase)

  • From Dupont Circle, take Connecticut Avenue North. Go ~6 miles to I-495, crossing into Maryland.
  • At I-495, STAY on Connecticut Avenue / MD-185 North. Go 2.2 miles further to Kensington.
  • At the fork with University Boulevard / MD-193E, turn LEFT to STAY on Connecticut Avenue / MD-185 North. Go 300 feet to first light.
  • Make a U-TURN at the traffic signal for Perry Avenue (at Kaiser Permanente) to get onto Connecticut Avenue / MD-185 South. Go 300 feet.
  • Make the first RIGHT turn onto Farragut Avenue. Proceed straight to the bottom of the hill.
  • At the bottom of the hill, 3843 will be on the lower level, in the back of the Kensington Office Park building. We're the first door on the right.

From Northern Virginia

  • Take I-495N across the American Legion Bridge into Maryland. Go ~5 miles.
  • At the fork with I-270, bear RIGHT to STAY on I-495E. Go ~4 miles, passing two exits.
  • Take Exit 33, turning LEFT onto Connecticut Avenue / MD-185 North. Go 2.2 miles to Kensington.
  • At the fork with University Boulevard / MD-193E, turn LEFT to STAY on Connecticut Avenue / MD-185 North. Go 300 feet to first light.
  • Make a U-TURN at the traffic signal for Perry Avenue (at Kaiser Permanente) to get onto Connecticut Avenue / MD-185 South. Go 300 feet.
  • Make the first RIGHT turn onto Farragut Avenue. Proceed straight to the bottom of the hill.
  • At the bottom of the hill, 3843 will be on the lower level, in the back of the Kensington Office Park building. We're the first door on the right.

Public Transportation (Weekdays only)

On the Metro Rail (From the Red Line Wheaton Station)

  • Take the RED Line to the Wheaton Station. Find the MetroBus area.
  • Take the L8 Bus into Kensington.
  • On the south-bound side of Connecticut Avenue / MD-185, ask to be let off at Farragut Avenue (immediately after the Kaiser Permanente hospital stop, and immediately before the intersection with University Blvd.
  • With the large Tai Yim Kung Fu school on your left, walk straight down Farragut Avenue to the bottom of the hill.
  • At the bottom of the hill, 3843 will be on the lower level, in the back of the Kensington Office Park building. We're the first door on the right.

Hotel Information

The hotels nearest to the studio are:

  • Crowne Plaza Hotel (Silver Srping) 888-303-1753
    8777 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910
  • Marriott Foundation 301-562-8028
    8720 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910
  • Hilton Hotel 301-468-1100
    1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852

How to Reach Us

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

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