2019 was, hands down, the busiest year of my audiobook narrating career! Lots of wonderful books
from Blackstone Audio, including most of Kathryn Davis' and Jean Stafford's work, as well as some
terrific fiction for Recorded Books, and a few really important non-fiction titles for Hachette Audio.
One of the Kathryn Davis pieces (The Walking Tour) was included in Slate's Best Audiobooks of
2019, and several other titles were awarded AudioFile Magazine's Earphones, including...
Books), and Who Is Vera Kelly (Blackstone). I also had the good fortune to bring the intense five book
Somehow, I was able to squeeze in some theatre - a quick and dirty touring chamber production of
Troilus and Cressida with Hip to Hip - in February.
Needless to say, things took a downturn after that. I was able to put together a vocal booth so I could
continue to work remotely, thanks in large part to my amazing family. So, I am still putting out audio-
books, but not at the volume, or rate, of last year.
Counting my blessings that I am able to work at all.
Avoiding Covid, and continuing to work as much as I can until we can start making theater again...
Elisabeth S. Rodgers is an actress and audiobook narrator, living and working in New York City.
After graduating from Princeton University, she came to New York and completed a two year program
at William Esper Studio, where she studied with Maggie Flanigan. She has also studied extensively with
Tim Phillips. Her audiobook narration training came from Robin Miles, who has also directed her in
several productions, as has Paul Ruben.
She has recorded over 150 books for a multitude of publishers, including Audible, AudioGo (formerly BBC Audiobooks America), Benefit Media, Blackstone Audio, Brilliance Audio, Hachette Audio, Harper Audio, MetaBook, Recorded Books, and Talking Book Productions.
Her onstage work - ranging from Shakespeare to children's theatre, original/experimental theatre, and corporate training events - has taken her everywhere from City Center in the Big Apple to regional stages
in New York, Illinois, California, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Virginia, Oklahoma, Georgia, Minnesota...
and even Tanzania.
Elisabeth is a proud Lower East Sider, having lived in the neighborhood for over 25 years...