Kathleen Dunn-Muzingo is an associate professor of theatre practice in voice and movement at the USC School of Dramatic Arts. She has two certifications in voice and movement: Lessac Voice and Body Training and Colianni Speech and Phonetics. She also had the opportunity to work as a casting assistant for Mali Finn Casting for several years, assisting in casting of the Terminator movies, L.A. Confidential and A Time to Kill. Dunn-Muzingo combines her training, performance experience, and professional experience into a holistic training approach for the actor.
Dunn-Muzingo was core faculty for the Lessac Institute for over 15 years, teaching alongside Arthur Lessac in his six-week actor training intensives across the United States in voice, speech and movement.
Her Los Angeles theatre experiences range from co-founding the Open Fist Theatre to performing leading roles for The Open Fist, The Evidence Room, Los Angeles Women’s Shakespeare Company, The Odyssey Theatre and, most recently, the Malibu Stages — where she played the role of Veronica in God of Carnage, starring A. Martinez, and Pattie in Kimberly Akimbo, starring Katharine Ross. Dunn-Muzingo received dramalogue nominations for her leading roles in The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant, Blood Moon, and Dusa, Fish, Stas and Vi.
At USC, she serves as core faculty in the BA and BFA performance programs in the areas of voice, speech and dialects training, and as the resident voice and speech coach on SDA productions. She has coached over 50 productions at USC. Her most recent credits include the epics The Kentucky Cycle, Great Expectations, Street Scene and Holy Ghosts.
Dunn-Muzingo made her directorial debut serving as director of BFA sophomore projects in which she directed Love’s Labor’s Lost and Queen Margaret.
Outside of USC, she continues to work as a professional dialect and speech coach in film, TV and theatre. Her recent tv episodic credits Pandora (CW), Shooter (USA), Get Shorty (Epix), Last Ship (Netflix), How to Get Away with Murder (ShondaLand), and films such as Avengers (Marvel), The Guest, Zoolander 2, and Pacific Rim (Warner Bros.).
EducationMFA, Cal-State University, Fullerton
BFA, Western Michigan University