(Bio as of September 2019)
Kate DeVore (Dialect Coach) returns to the Goodman, where she has worked on Sweat, A Christmas Carol, Support Group for Men, The Wolves, A View From the Bridge, Uncle Vanya, Another Word For Beauty, Feathers and Teeth, The Jungle Book, and Sweet Bird of Youth. Her work can currently be seen in The King’s Speech at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. Additional select coaching credits include And Then There Were None, Matilda, Mamma Mia!, Beauty and the Beast (Drury Lane). West Side Story (Lyric Opera Chicago); The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (Steppenwolf); and Small Mouth Sounds, Evening at the Talk House, The Opponent, Butcher of Baraboo, and Abigail’s Party (A Red Orchid Theatre). Kate is the founder and master trainer of Total Voice, Inc., which provides voice, speech, and presence coaching. She teaches at The School at Steppenwolf, Columbia College, and Acting Studio Chicago. She has presented at numerous conferences and workshops nationwide and is author of The Voice Book: Caring For, Protecting, and Improving Your Voice, and the eBook Accent Modification: Neutral American Dialect.