"Narrator Reena Dutt whisks listeners into a heroic tale set in the Himalayas. As the heroine, young Asha, Dutt narrates in pure, sweet tones, relaying the girl's innocence and imagination."
Asha and the Spirit Bird
"Dutt has a soft, sensitive approach to conveying the stories..."
Magic Has No Borders
"Dutt modulates her characterizations deftly, voicing Geetanjali and her friends with Midwestern accents, Geetanjali's immigrant parents with distinctly South Asian inflections..."
The Cobra's Song
"Reena Dutt empathetically narrates this unique mix of nonfiction about immigration, which includes historical facts and true stories from the author's own family. Dutt conveys the author's emotional distress over historical and modern-day injustices. The listener hears her voice quaver when explaining the symbolism of the Statue of Liberty and the experiences of Jewish refugees, in particular."
A New History of Immigration
Narrator & Director
I find a deep joy in the conversations I have in the booth about character, culture and subtext. The process is so unique. By taking away visual identifiers, we're brought together by a stranger's breathe and voice bringing the authors' stories to life for a far wider audience than what film or television could strategize.
Dutt not only brings her experience as a director from theatre and film to the booth to speak the actor's language, but she also uses her global upbringing to act as a cultural consultant promoting authentic representation in the literature she directs, whether it's children's books, young adult, or non-fiction. She currently freelances with Penguin Random House.
Reena Dutt is a narrator and director who loves disappearing into the world of literature. Trained in Meisner and Voice in New York with teacers from The Neighborhood Playhouse and William Esper Studio, Reena has narrated cross-cultural stories by international authors, most recently diving into East Indian, Regional American, English and Irish dialects, in Young Adult, Children, Sci-Fi and non-fictional genres. On-Camera, she’s been seen alongside Henry Winkler, Patricia Arquette and Ty Burrell, to name a few. She enjoys exploring the rich diversity of voice and expression often influenced by the characters’ cultural history.
Dutt has narrated for Penguin Random House, Simon&Schuster, Harper Collins, John Marshall Media, Deyan Audio, and Scribd, to name a few.
Membership: Lincoln Center Directors Lab, Directors Lab West, former South Asian Community Liaison for Ford Amphitheatre, Reena is an advocate for inclusion and diversity on and off camera and she is a 2021-2022 Drama League New York Directing Fellow.