ASC alum Jean Marie Koon is playing Mrs. Coade in Eclectic Full Contact Theatre's production of Dear Brutus, September 22 to October 28.
Kate DeVore is a voice and speech 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 downloadable material for Accent Modification and clear American speech (GeneralAmericanAccent.com).
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. She has coached at the Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, and A Red Orchid Theatre, among others.
"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