We know this career can be tedious, exhausting, and lonely. It can also be joyful, uplifting, and deeply fulfilling. That’s why we make space to talk about all of our experiences in narration—good, bad, and totally weird.
Our mission is simple: To create a safe, confidential space where we as narrators can support each other through the mental and emotional effects of our work.
We believe in building a stronger community, sustained through empathy and accountability. And we believe that no one should have to feel isolated as they pursue this work.
Our meetings work like this:
We gather once a month on Zoom. Meetings are structured and facilitated, so you don’t have to worry about feeling overwhelmed or confused. After some introductory remarks, we divide all attendees into breakout rooms of 4-8 people, each led by an organizer. The organizer guides the discussion, making sure anyone who wants to share and seek feedback is able to do so. Once breakout rooms are complete, we all gather back together for a final, informal visit and wrap-up conversation. Meetings run for a maximum of 2 hours. That’s all there is to it!
To be eligible to join, you must be a professional audiobook narrator with at least one credit, AND a member of SAG-AFTRA*.
Joining is easy: just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line NEW MEMBER. Be sure to include your full name, and please confirm that you are also a SAG-AFTRA member.
We will respond promptly with a confirmation and add you to our email list to be notified of the next meeting. If you only work under an alias, please include that name, too, so we can verify your eligibility.
Meetings usually occur on the first or second Tuesday of the month, beginning at 8 pm Eastern.
We hope to see you online!
*Narrators based outside the United States who are ineligible for SAG-AFTRA are invited to email us, as well.
Every time I walk away from a Narrator Alliance call or connection, I am more proud than ever to be part of such a caring, creative, and dedicated group of audiobook artists - truly a gift!
During my first time being part of this experience, I felt like I was home.
The mental and emotional support I get from participating in the Alliance is extraordinary. I am so grateful to be a part of this group, and would urge anyone who could use a safe place to talk about challenges they’re facing with their colleagues (and who doesn’t?) to come to a meeting.
I am grateful for the existence of this alliance, and the group of people who tune in to the monthly Zoom meetings. It's a "safe" environment where I can express my vulnerabilities and struggles and can count on helpful ideas from people who understand. I am also grateful for the chance to possibly offer helpful suggestions, or offer help of any other form to someone who may need it. It's symbiotic. Friends are wonderful, but narrator friends are priceless.
Since we continuously make creative space for our narration work, it's assuring and grounding to have monthly, virtual get-togethers through Narrator Alliance. These remind me to check-in with self, and they hold a space for each of us to be seen and heard by colleagues who truly get the factors and forces we deal with in our personal journeys. The act of showing up for others - and self - reminds me to tune in for health and strength, and to underscore ways I can choose to shift perceptions. So valuable and appreciated!