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Natsuko Ohama

Natsuko Ohama is a professor of theatre practice in voice at the USC School of Dramatic Arts. Trained under legendary voice teacher Kristin Linklater, Ohama is a founding member and permanent faculty member of Shakespeare and Company Lenox, Mass. She is a senior artist at Pan Asian Rep New York and was the director of training at the National Arts Center of Canada. She has taught at numerous institutions all over North America, including the NYU Experimental Theater Wing, Cal Arts, Columbia University, the Sundance Institute, New Actors Workshop, the Wooster Group Summer Institute in New York and the Stratford Festival. Internationally, she recently taught in Shanghai, China; Stromboli, Italy; Istanbul, Turkey; and Orkney, Scotland. She also has an extensive workshop and private teaching practice in New York and Los Angeles. She is the recipient of the Playwright's Arena Outstanding Contribution to Los Angeles Theatre Award.