Voice Work

by Doc Coleman on April 22, 2011 · 2 comments

I have had the good fortune to do some voice work for a few projects online, and I am looking forward to doing more voice work in the future. This page is your guide to my voice acting appearances.

Flying Island Press

Pirate’s Cove

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

My first voice acting role released online was the part of Oberon, the King of the Fae in the Pirate’s Cove production of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This production went live on March 25th, 2011, and my character made his first appearance on April 8th. This is an excellent production and it was very fun to be a part of. I hope you enjoy it!

A Midsummer Night’s Dream information page

Treasure Island

This summer I will be taking on my biggest part yet: narration of Treasure Island as the adult Jim Hawkins. This looks to be another excellent production. The first chapter went live on June 10th, 2011. Unfortunately, due to limits on personal time, this production was suspended. We are looking at re-starting the production of Treasure Island under the Swimming Cat Studios banner. Stay tuned for further news.

Treasure Island information page

The Taming of the Shrew

Due to my workload with Treasure Island, I’ve been cast as Grumio for Taming of the Shrew. The original plan called for producing Taming along side of Treasure Island, so that we could move smoothly from one production to the next. It isn’t working out quite that way. Swimming Cat Studios is also looking into reviving this production, but we aren’t sure when we’ll be ready to schedule it.

The Taming of the Shrew information page


Scrivener’s Circle


This was my first casting for voice work. Absolution is an original story by one of the two partners who run Scrivener’s Circle, Laura Nicole. My role in this production is Father Paeter Rikoff, a priest and an awakened warrior for God in a very physical struggle for control of the world. I don’t really show up until the latter part of the story, but it was an interesting role. Absolution is still in production. Chapter 1 was released on May 30th, 2011. The first five chapters have been released, and Laura promises to resume the podcast soon as soon as the remaining chapters are done.

The Scrivener’s Circle


Metamor City

**NOTE** Unfortunately, Chris Lester is having a dispute with his service provider and the Metamor City site is temporarily down. Hopefully these episodes will be back soon.

Double Trouble at Balticon 45

In 2011 I was honored to be part of the cast for the Metamor City live episode for Balticon 45. I played a Domovoi, a somewhat vengeful “Russian” house elf. This production was great fun, and we had a wonderful audience, and an extra special surprise after the production. The episode had been lost in a database crash, but now we’re happy to see that it has been restored.

Metamor City Live – Double Trouble


Rafak Aliri and the Book of Shadows at Balticon 47

Chris Lester returned to Balticon this year with a new Metamor City production written by Mildred Cady and himself. Once again, I was honored to be part of the Metamor City Players, this time taking two minor roles, a demolition worker, and a Lightbringer agent. We had a wonderful cast, and despite some small problems with the sound, I think we delivered an excellent show. I hope to work with the Metamor City Players again.

Metamor City Live – Rafak Aliri and the Book of Shadows


Metamor City Live Audio Drama at Balticon 48

At Balticon 48, I got to play my first major role in a Metamor City production. In this year’s production, I take on the role of Liam Ard’taxis, the young wizard who will one day become Artax. This was a challenge to play an established character in the Metamor City world, be true to the character as depicted by the original actor, and still make the role my own. I got a lot of compliments on my performance, but clearly the entire cast did a fantastic job. I’ll add the link as soon as the site is back up.

Scott Roche

Ginnie Dare

Scott Roche, sometime Windows correspondent for The Nifty Tech Blog, host of Galley Table, and one of the founders of Flying Island Press, published his young adult novel Ginnie Dare in 2011. Now he’s working on a podcast version of the story. In this production, I’m the voice of Brad, the ship’s AI, and Ginnie’s tutor and confidante. This podcast is still in production, and I’ll be updating the link as soon as I have more details.

Scott Roche


Veronica Giguere

Fear of Thought

Veronica Giguere’s first full cast podcast project for her story Fear of Thought. The audio has finally been released! I’m just a supporting character in this production, but I think you’ll enjoy it. It is an excellent story of a woman with exceptional psychic abilities, and the system that seeks to use her  for their own purposes.

Fear of Thought – Episode 1


P.C. Haring

Harbinger ~ Upcoming Production ~

P.C. Haring’s latest novel, the first book in the Slipspace trilogy, is scheduled to be produced as a podcast in 2013. P.C. has offered me a part in the production, and I’ve accepted, but the rest of the details are still being worked out. The working title P.C. announced for the book back in October is Harbinger, but I don’t know if that is the title that will be released. Stay tuned for more developments.

P.C. Haring.net


Protecting Project Pulp

53: Sax Rohmer – The Hand of the Mandarin Quong

Released in July of 2013, the Sax Rohmer story “The Hand of the Mandarin Quong” became the 53rd episode of the Protecting Project Pulp podcast. This was an unusual story, both in terms of the subject matter, and the shifts in accent in the first scene, which has a large number of characters with dialog, some of whom are never identified. The story itself starts slow, but eventually builds to a dramatic climax. It is an old pulp story, so some of the language may be offensive, and some of the slang may require a little thought to piece together. I hope you enjoy it and take time to check out the other offerings at Protecting Project Pulp.

Protecting Project Pulp 53: Sax Rohmer

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jeff Hite June 10, 2011 at 4:50 pm

Your voice work in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Treasure Island are both incredible. I really appreciate all your hard work, and the hours your put in behind the mic.
You do a great job as Oberon, he can be so evil and you play it just right. And I can think of anyone else that I would want as the Narrator for Treasure Island.


2 Doc Coleman June 10, 2011 at 6:08 pm

Thank you, Jeff! Doing voice work has been a chance for me to get back to acting in some small way.

I have enjoyed doing Midsummers. It is so wonderfully written if you just think of them as real people who just speak oddly. Oberon is wonderfully cruel, but can also be wonderfully generous.

I hope Treasure Island will live up to everyone’s expectations. And that my voice will recover so I can get farther ahead with my narration!



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