14-YEAR-OLD SINGLE MOTHER TURNED ENTREPRENEUR LAUNCHES FIRST BLACK, FEMALE-OWNED VOICEOVER & AUDIO PRODUCTION CO. HER SON IS HEAD OF PRODUCTION
The House of Genesis is home to Black voice actors and audio production professionals who are educated, trained, and coached to prepare for casting in the $4.4 billion dollar voiceover industry.
Thursday, May 6, 2021, Philadelphia, PA – The voiceover industry is a $4.4 billion dollar industry and is expected to triple by 2025. Like many other industries the presence of Black talent and Black voices is underrepresented and, in some cases, not represented at all. The House of Genesis – where creation begins with sound – educates, trains, coaches, and casts Black voice talent and audio production professionals. Founded by 14-year-old single Mother turned corporate and entertainment PR professional then media personality, voice actor and entrepreneur, Tashyra Ayers now heads the first Black, female-owned voice acting, and audio production company dedicated to introducing, educating, and training the Black community on the power of using their voice for impact and income. The House of Genesis is a resource that provides remote work opportunities, an additional income stream, and virtual courses to individuals. We provide businesses and entrepreneurs with voiceover and custom music production for advertising campaigns, TV and streaming radio commercials, YouTube and podcast intros, audiobook narration and corporate learning materials.
The House of Genesis was founded in July of 2020 in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company began by testing its business model with the soft launch of its virtual voiceover classes called Casting the Culture. Casting the Culture educated two groups of aspiring and novice Black voice actors by the Fall of 2020. Some of those students are now active, paid voice actors who can be heard on podcasts, audiobooks, social media ads, and radio commercials.
“The House of Genesis is more than just voiceover, it’s about our identity in our sound,” said Greg Brown, one of the voice actors in ‘the house’.
“The next voice of Siri and Alexa is at The House of Genesis! The next Samuel L. Jackson, Cree Summer, and Bryan J. Howard are in this house!” said Tashyra Ayers, founder of The House of Genesis, voice actor, media personality and serial entrepreneur.