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Rena Cook

Adjunct Instructor of Voice

Theatre - Performance


Rena Cook is an adjunct professor teaching voice in the Theatre Department here at OCU. She is a Professor Emerita from OU where she taught Voice, Speech and Dialects. She has directed numerous productions, among them Corum Boy, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, The Two Gentlemen of Verona and Love and Information here at OCU. She is a professional voice, text and dialects coach working for such theatres as Lyric, Oklahoma City Rep, Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park and Illinois Shakespeare Festival. She is the author of Voice and the Young Actor, used in Drama classes throughout the US and the UK; Empower your Voice: For Women in Business, Politics and Life and Her Voice in Law, published by the American Bar Association. She is the founder of Vocal Authority, a corporate consultancy helping business professionals use their voices in more commanding and compelling ways. She has an MA in Voice Studies from London’s Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, an MFA in Stage Direction from OU. Her guilty pleasure is voicing video games and animation. www.myvocalauthority.com. View her TEDx talk on youtube here.

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