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Deborah H. Dallas Cooney

Theater Faculty

Deborah H. Dallas Cooney holds an M.F.A. in voice and speech from the American Repertory Theater/Moscow Art Theatre Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University. A recipient of the Amherst Webber Scholarship, she is a graduate of the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London, England, where she earned a diploma in acting.

A Carleton Hobbs Award winning former member of the British Broadcasting Corporation’s Drama Repertory Company, Cooney has been a faculty member of The Academy for Classical Acting, Washington D.C.; The O’Neill National Theater Institute; CAP 21 Studio—Tisch School of the Arts, NYU Musical Theatre Program; The School for Film and Television, New York; and The Heifetz International Music Institute. She is currently a member of the faculty at Tufts University and The Boston Conservatory.

Professional voice and dialect coaching credits include Measure for Pleasure, with Susan Bertish, Wayne Knight and Michael Stuhlbarg, at The Public Theater, New York; Summer and Smoke, with Marc Kudisch and Amanda Plummer, A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur, with Carlin Glynn and Joan Van Ark, The Learned Ladies of Park Avenue, Othello the Moor of Venice, with Firdous Bamji and David Patrick Kelley, and A Christmas  Carol, at Hartford Stage; Pirates with Cady Huffman, Present Laughter, Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Sisters Rosensweig, The Real Thing, The Rivals, What The Butler Saw, Butley, with Nathan Lane and Jack Weber, and Springtime for Henry, at The Huntington Theatre; Summer and Smoke, at the Paper Mill Playhouse; The School for Scandal, at The McCarter Theater; The Birthday Party, at The American Repertory Theater; Macbeth and The Tempest, for Shakespeare on The Sound.

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