Tanera P Marshall

Associate Professor



Master of Fine Art, DePaul University



Tanera Marshall teaches Voice, Speech, and Dialects. A certified Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework®, Tanera trained at Depaul’s Theatre School (MFA in Acting) and Oberlin College (BA). Voice & Dialect credits include Widows (Liam Neeson, Michelle Rodriguez, Daniel Kaluuya), Black Hat (Chris Hemsworth), the Divergent series, The Immigrant (Marion Cotillard), Public Enemies (Marion Cotillard), The Lucky Ones (Rachel McAdams), Lay the Favorite (Vince Vaughn), Toys in the Attic (Joan Cusack), all 5 seasons of NBC's Chicago Fire, ABC's Betrayal, CBS’s Zoo, and season one of The Exorcist (Fox-TV). Broadway tours of Hamilton, Billy Elliot, and Dirty Dancing, as well as dozens of productions at UIC and professional stages in Chicago, including Between Riverside and Crazy and The Fundamentals (Steppenwolf Theatre), Elmina’s Kitchen (Congo Square Theatre), Pitmen Painters and A Walk in the Woods (TimeLine Theatre), A Streetcar Named Desire and A Christmas Carol (Metropolis).

Acting credits include productions at Court Theatre, the Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Redmoon Theater, Organic Touchstone, Greasy Joan & Co., and dozens of on-camera and voiceover gigs.

Ms. Marshall has been a Teaching Artist and Consultant for arts integration in the public schools since 1995, having co-taught over 40 arts-integrated units at 20 Chicago-area schools, and has led numerous professional development workshops for teachers and artists both in the U.S. and abroad.  She is a member of VASTA, and is an Associate Editor for VASTA’s Voice and Speech Review, as well as for the International Dialects of English Archive. She is a recipient of the UIC's prestigious University Scholars Award for 2013–2016.

Courses Taught

Advanced Voice for the Actor
Voice for the Stage
Actors Voice