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Kate DeVore

Kate DeVore

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 (

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.

If you'd like to hear her voice, check out the podcast Kate co-hosts: You Won't Believe What I Ate Last Night. You can access her CV here.



"Kate was a great instructor- I appreciated her approach to dialects and definitely feel like I learned new skills." (Kate DeVore, Instructor- Dialects)

— Dialects Student

"Taking Kate's 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!" (Kate DeVore, Instructor - Voice Workshop

— Jerod Haynes


Look Who's Working!

ASC faculty member Christina Gorman fight choreographed a Red Orchid Theatre's 25th Season ender, Victims of Duty.