images of Babar, Franklin, and SidekickVoice-over instructor Elley-Ray Hennessy has voiced characters on the animated television series Babar, Franklin, and Sidekick.

Workshop to explore the magic of voice acting

UWindsor drama alumna Elley-Ray Hennessy (BFA 1981) will share her expertise in voice acting in a three-day workshop, September 29 to October 1.

“The Magic of Voice” will feature exercises to create characters and expand vocal range, techniques to bring a script to life, tips to success in auditioning and the basics of the business, and more.

Hennessy, recipient of an honorary doctorate from the University in 2015, is one of the busiest voice-over artists in North America, appearing in thousands of television and radio commercials, animated series and feature films. Her credits include childhood favourites like the Canadian-produced television shows Babar, Franklin, and Sidekick.

The workshop is open to faculty, staff, and students in all programs. The $275 registration fee includes the workshop, lunch and snacks for the three days. To register, contact Maureen Haggith in the School of Dramatic Art at or 519-253-3000, ext. 2804.