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Kathryn Cunningham

Assistant Professor - Voice and Speech


Kathryn Cunningham is delighted to be a member of the UTK Department of Theatre faculty and specializes in voice and speech. As an actor, Kathryn has appeared on a host of stages in New York and across the country as well as in film and television. She is a regular in the acting company at the Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespeare Festival, where her credits include Macbeth (Lady Macbeth); Twelfth Night (Maria); and Othello (Emilia) among others. Select stage credits include TACT/The Actors’ Company Theatre; NY International Fringe Festival; eight productions at Clarence Brown Theatre; multiple seasons at Asolo Rep; and a long list of regional theaters across the country. Recent voice, text, and dialect coaching includes River & Rail Theatre; Southwest Shakespeare Company; and several productions at Clarence Brown Theatre. Kathryn  studied with Patsy Rodenburg in London, completed the full training sequence of Knight-Thompson Speechwork, and has extensive experience in Fitzmaurice Voicework. Kathryn is currently pursuing a graduate Certificate in Vocology from Lamar University and earned a Distinguished Certificate in Vocal Pedagogy from Boston Conservatory at Berklee. She holds an M.F.A. in Acting from Florida State University/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training and a B.A. in Dramatic Art & Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Katie is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association, SAG-AFTRA, VASTA, and PAVA (Pan-American Vocology Association). 

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