Cheryl Kennedy McFarren

Cheryl Kennedy McFarren

Associate Professor
The Jonathan R. Reynolds Distinguished Professor of Theatre
Position Type
- Present
Acting and Theatre-Making

Dr. McFarren holds an M.F.A. in acting from the National Theatre Conservatory in Denver, as well as a Ph.D. in Theatre from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She specializes in the teaching of acting, with an emphasis on teaching the performance of heightened language. She is a member of Actors Equity Association, and has worked professionally since the age of 18. She has performed with the Berkeley and Colorado Shakespeare Festivals, the Denver Center Theatre Company, Germinal Stage (Denver), the Commonweal Theatre Company (Lanesboro, MN), the Creede Repertory Theatre (Creede, CO), and the Bread Loaf Acting Ensemble (Ripton, VT). Locally, she has been seen on stage at the Short North Stage and at Weathervane Playhouse.

She lives in Granville with her husband, artist Mathew McFarren. They are proud parents of a Denison student!

B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.F.A., National Theatre Conservatory; Ph.D., University of Colorado, Boulder

Learning & Teaching

  • THTR 100 - Introduction to Theatre-Making
  • THTR 110 - Theatre Laboratory/Performance
  • THTR 210 - Elements of Acting
  • THTR 301 - Advanced Theatre-Making: Performers, Director, Text


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