ASC faculty member Charles Andrew Gardner booked a McDonald's Voiceover commercial. He also appeared onstage and, with the Covid19 pandemic stopping live theatre, via streaming in TimeLine Theatre's Kill Move Paradise.
Kate DeVore is a voice, speech, and presence trainer for professional speakers. She is a theatre voice, speech, and dialect coach as well as a speech pathologist specializing in performing voice. Through her business, Total Voice, Inc., she coaches speakers from actors to executives, narrators to lawyers.
Kate is co-author of The Voice Book: Caring For, Protecting, and Improving Your Voice (Chicago Review Press), and is co-creator of downloadable dialect training materials through Accent Help. She is the author of the iBook Accent Modification: Neutral American Accent (on iTunes and Google Play).
Kate regularly serves s Voice and/or Dialect Coach at numerous area theatres, including the Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Lyric Opera Chicago, A Red Orchid Theatre, and Drury Lane. Kate teaches regularly at the School at Steppenwolf and Columbia College Chicago. Both nationally and abroad, she has given numerous workshops and presentations on voice, speech, and healing arts and has authored many articles.
Kate (DeVore - Dialects Online) was amazing and I learned an incredible amount in a short time. She clearly laid out the course content and what we could expect. She supplied excellent tools and resources for practice and references to apply these skills in the future. She was very encouraging and engaged and really made the experience inviting and fun.
— Coleen Tutton
"Taking Kate's (Kate DeVore, Instructor - Voice Workshop) workshop gave me so much to work with. She knows her craft very well. She was direct and very detailed. The class was very motivating, and she made me realize how important our body as an instrument is! I thank Kate for giving us the recipe we need to take our talent to the next level!"
— Jerod Haynes