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Tanera Marshall

Associate Professor

Courses Taught

  • THTR 162: Voice I – The Actor’s Voice
  • THTR 361: Voice IV – Styles
  • THTR 362: Voice V – Dialects
  • THTR 461: Voice VI – Lab


Master of Fine Arts, DePaul University
Bachelor of Arts, Oberlin College


Tanera Marshall teaches Voice, Speech, and Dialects in the School’s Theatre Department. She works professionally across the U.S. as a dialect coach in film, TV, and theatre.

Film credits: Widows (Liam Neeson, Michelle Rodriguez, Daniel Kaluuya), Queen & Slim (Daniel Kaluuya), Burnt Orange Heresy (Elizabeth Debicki), Dreamland (Margot Robbie), Black Hat (Chris Hemsworth), American Honey (Sasha Lane), the Divergent series, The Immigrant (Marion Cotillard), Public Enemies (Marion Cotillard), The Lucky Ones (Rachel McAdams), Lay the Favorite (Vince Vaughn), and Toys in the Attic (Joan Cusack)

Television credits: NBC’s Chicago Fire and Chicago Med, Fox/USA’s Queen of the South (ongoing), as well as Batwoman, Zoo, Satisfaction, Betrayal, season 1 of The Exorcist, and Redline.

Theatre credits: Broadway tours of Hamilton, Billy Elliot, and Dirty Dancing, and Chicago productions of 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, and Greasy Joan & Co.

She is a member of VASTA, an Associate Editor for the International Dialects of English Archive, and a recipient of UIC’s prestigious University Scholars Award. BA Oberlin College, MFA Depaul Theatre School, Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework®.