I have been telling stories my whole life. Professionally, since 1991.
A narrator, engineer, director, and educator, I work with students holistically; helping them find an authentic read, streamlining their production process, and developing their brand.
Now based in Massachusetts just east of the Berkshires, I was born and raised in Brooklyn. Originally, while working to make it as an actor, I paid the bills doing Sound and Lighting Design on New York’s Theatre Row and uptown at Symphony Space. My audio production roots run very deep.
[T]he extraordinary talent of Steven Jay Cohen’s narration brings to life every emotion.
After spending a few years as an accent coach, and as a more traditional educator, I headed to Massachusetts’ Connecticut River Valley, where I have continued to teach subjects ranging from Stagecraft to British literature. I also continue to write and perform, and even develop software from time to time.
Mainly I develop stories, and enables others to do the same.
In recent years, I have built a fully-equipped, professional recording studio in my home, where I now record and produce on a regular basis.
Since the advent of the Web, and podcasting in particular, I have been both performing and producing new works online for a global audience. The freedom and flexibility of the Internet has made it possible for me to assemble a team of incredible talent from places as far flung as Northern Europe, the Middle East, and New Zealand.
I am the Creative Director of Spoken Realms, producing original stories in audio, and publisher and distributor of over 1,700 audiobooks.
I’m looking forward to hearing from you.