“There is a creative exchange between student and voice teacher found within this very practical and fun guide for emerging actors to find their voices. In Voice and the Young Actor: A Workbook and DVD , Rena Cook has captured the essential steps in creating the foundation for voice and speech training for young actors, and it is clear that she is a talented teacher and an artist … This book flows seamlessly, inviting the reader to become part of this engaging, well-taught class … Cook’s writing is filled with her warm spirit, love of her students, and demonstrative evidence of her appreciation of the significance of voice and speech training. Yes, students will gain both insight and vocal skills after experiencing the effective exercises found within the text; however, the material is equally beneficial to the voice teacher. Cook’s teaching style is present throughout the book, as well as on the DVD recording, and is an asset to voice and acting teachers who desire to convey these concepts to the young actor. A practical, playful, and pleasurable experience, Voice and the Young Actor: A Workbook and DVD is a must have for anyone starting his or her vocal journey and will provide a foundation for beginning voice and speech work.” – Voice and Speech Review Rena Cook is Head of Voice at the School of Drama, University of Oklahoma and was a high school drama teacher for 16 years. Rena presents voice workshops for state drama conferences in Colorado, Texas, and Georgia, as well as the Educational Theatre Associations' Conference. A professional voice and dialect coach, Rena served as Editor-in-Chief of the Voice and Speech Review .