Anne K. Swedberg

Theater Professor

Anne Swedberg MFA, PhD

Anne Swedberg - Theater Professor


As an associate professor at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, Anne teaches several different classes within the theater department. Her Acting I class has a focus on realism and is Stanislavski-based while Acting II is focused on advanced scene study (from Shakespeare to contemporary) and is tailored to each group.

She uses her Linklater designation in her Voice and Body class – using this somatic practice to teach students a voice and body warm-up for rehearsals and performance.

She also teaches Introduction to Theater, Performing Shakespeare, Theater History, and (one of her favorites) Audition Techniques. This class prepares for a range of auditions including SETC and the Irene Ryan Competition – which is part of the KCACTF (Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival). Through all of this, Anne has also started focusing on bringing consent-based practices into her classroom.

Intimacy Directing "Consent-Based" Directing

Intimacy directing involves guiding actors to portray authentic emotional connections, enhancing storytelling by capturing genuine intimacy on stage or screen.

Acting Pedagogy

Acting pedagogy encompasses teaching methods and techniques that empower actors to hone their craft, fostering artistic growth and depth in performances.

Voice Pedagogy

Voice pedagogy delves into instructing actors to master techniques, enhancing vocal quality, projection, and expression for compelling and impactful performances.

Linklater Designation

Designation Practices
Designated Linklater Teacher | November 2020

Anne was accepted into a cohort that trained with Kristin Linklater in Orkney, Scotland for six weeks during the summers of 2018 and 2019.

She became a Designated Linklater Teacher in November, 2020, and is now listed as such on the Kristin Linklater Voice Centre’s website.