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Marla Welsford (headshot)

I am an actress and voice-over artist based in Boston, MA. A native of Nova Scotia, Canada, (though I only do the accent on demand, eh), I enjoyed acting and performing from an early age. Life took me in other directions and I spent many years of my professional life working as a psychotherapist. With mid-life came a re-birth of sorts, and I have returned to my passion for acting..

Most recently I have focused on performances of my one woman show LYDIA, based on the life of Lidian Emerson, the wife of poet and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson.

When not writing and performing, I enjoy being active in nature, spending time with my husband and friends, and playing my harp.

Voice-Over Demo

Listen to a sampling of commercial voice-overs:

"Art Appreciation"

A scene from the play "Art Appreciation" by Theresa Rebeck, directed by Andrea Higgins.


A one-act play curated, written and performed by Marla Welsford.
Learn more about it.

Marla Welsford as Lidian Emerson

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