One of the things about getting bookings is that you have to write your biography in a variety of lengths in the third person, so here are two of mine:
Short Bio (Poetry)
Fay Roberts is a performance poet, a musician, a storyteller, an events host, an accidental voice actor, Artistic Director for Spoken Word at PBH’s Free Fringe, and an enormous geek. During weekdays, ze persuades people to make lists and say no to shiny things. For every role, there is a different hat, and a spreadsheet to match. Zir first full collection, Spectral, came out with Burning Eye in March 2022, and ze describes it as “a kind of poetry concept album, with illustrations”.
A longer Poetry Bio is available here.
Short Bio (Voice Acting)
Fay likes to call zirself “a spoken word artist, storyteller, musician, and accidental voice artist,” and has been doing some of this for a long time (along with a day job where ze encourages people to make lists and think about whether they actually Want The Thing). The voice acting is relatively new and, like the performance poetry, happened somewhat by accident. Zir most well-known role to date is as Daisy Tonner from Rusty Quill’s cult hit The Magnus Archives, but ze’s played all sorts of roles since, from the monstrous to the mundane, across various genders, ages, accents, and settings, as well as narration and voiceovers for animations and documentaries. Ze’s voice has been described as “mellifluous”, “enviably flexible”, and “an accent ninja”. Ze is currently working on the audiobook of zir poetry collection, Spectral.
A longer Voice Acting Bio is available here.