An Audiofile magazine Golden Voice with more than 350 audiobook titles and counting, Robin seems to have been born for
voice artistry and brings tremendous talent and experience to both sides of the glass. As a director, she’s been
both a Grammy finalist and winner of 2 Audie Awards, two Ben Franklin Awards, and numerous Audiofile Earphones Awards.
Her work has been chosen for Audiofile Magazine’s Best Voices of 2008 (fiction & non-fiction), Publishers Weekly
Best Audio, Best of the Best Kids Audio, and several ALA Notable Books. She has worked for every major
audiobook producer in the U.S.
addition to her audiobook awards, her acting credits range from Broadway and regional theater to feature & documentary
film to Primetime TV and soaps; even the coveted Collected Shorts of Symphony Space and NPR Radio. Listen closely, and you'll
hear her voice in the American Museum of Natural History, conducting internet-based sexual harassment training, imparting
New York's legal codes for visually impaired lawyers and in dozens of feature films, TV shows and radio spots. Producers regularly tap her for her impressive ability to handle men’s voices, accents and multiple
character scenes. Whether lightly nuanced or with definite presence, her characters’ speech reflects
age, social and educational background, rooting them naturally into the textual landscape.
Robin attributes her affinity for language, firstly, to her grandfather, a highly regarded English teacher and scholar, and
secondly, to the New Jersey hometown that exposed her to an array of different cultures and accents. "I grew up around
a lot of 1st generation immigrants; Jewish, Irish, Cuban, Egyptian, Italian, German, Chinese and Vietnamese families
all lived on my block," she recalls. "I sat in their kitchens, listening to their stories and accents, enjoying
their cooking and soaking up their different cultures.”
An accent specialist with a love of language and literature, she coaches and directs
in a way both actors and laypersons immediately understand. Before beginning her own teaching studio, Voxpertise®, she was Asst. Professor of speech for SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Theater, taught acting at the
Neighborhood Playhouse, ESL at Kaplan's NY International Center, and coached upper level managers for Merrill Lynch.
She holds a BA in Theater Studies from Yale University, an MFA in acting from the Yale School of Drama and a certificate from
the British American Drama Academie Summer Program at Oxford.
Here in Harlem
Dean Myers / Live Oak Media
2011 Audie Award Winner
Achievement in Production