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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 and Accents courses at UIC, and is a Dialect Coach in theatre, TV, and film. Film credits include Hunger Games (Rachel Zegler, Viola Davis, Tom Blyth; out Nov ’23), Asteroid City (Jason Schwartzman; out Jun ’23); Widows (Liam Neeson, Michelle Rodriguez, Daniel Kaluuya), Queen & Slim (Daniel Kaluuya), Public Enemies (Marion Cotillard), The Lucky Ones (Rachel McAdams), and the Divergent series.

Television credits include: “The Bear,” “61st Street,” “Station Eleven,” “Fargo,” “Shining Girls,” “Chicago Fire” (11 seasons), and “Chicago Med” (4 seasons).

Theatre credits: Broadway tours of Hamilton, Billy Elliot, and Dirty Dancing, and several productions at Steppenwolf, the Goodman Theatre, Congo Square Theatre, TimeLine and Court Theatre.

Tanera has collected and archived accents from the Caribbean, Alaska, and First Nations/Native American/Alaska Native tribes and communities at The International Dialects of English Archive where she is a Senior Editor-at-Large. Her most recent contributions included recordings from Louisiana, Chicago, Arizona. She was a teaching artist in Chicago Public Schools for 10 years.

BA (Oberlin College), MFA in Acting (Depaul Theatre School), Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework®, VASTA Member, Senior Editor-at-Large (International Dialects of English Archive), and a recipient of UIC’s prestigious University Scholars Award.