Christine Adaire
Voice/ Dialect/ Text Teacher

  • Designated Linklater Master Voice Teacher – Trained by Kristin Linklater
  • Teacher Trainer of Designated Linklater Teachers
  • Head of Voice – American Conservatory Theatre
  • Voice/Dialect Coach for over 200 professional productions
  • Director – Professional and Educational Venues
  • Professional Actor for over 30 years
  • Transgender/ Gender Diverse Voice and Communication Expert

University of Washington, Seattle, M.F.A. in Acting
Cornell University, B.A.
Linklater Voice Teacher Designation Certificate, 1987

Transgender/ Gender Diverse Voice and Communication Intensives
with Leah Helou, Sandy Hirsch and Christie Block (June 2021, Spring 2016, Fall 2016)
Private Voice/Text Study with Catherine Fitzmaurice
Voice & Text Workshop with David Carey and Jane Boston from Central School of Speech & Drama
National Theater Summer Program, London, U.K. – Voice, Patsy Rodenburg, Joan Washington
Roy Hart Workshop – Richard Armstrong
Phonetic Pillow Workshop with Louis Colaianni

American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco 8/17 – 6/22 (MFA Conservatory closed)
Head of Voice – Taught and Directed in the MFA Conservatory and Coached Professional Productions

Boston Conservatory at Berklee Fall semester 2021, 2022, Spring semester 2022 = Taught Linklater 1 for MFA Musical Theatre Pedagogy students – On Line

Roosevelt University – Chicago College of Performing Arts, Chicago 9/04 – 7/17, Full Professor with Tenure – Taught Linklater Voice, Speech (IPA), Acting Shakespeare, and Dialects for the Theatre in the
Musical Theatre and Acting Tracks. Directed and coached student productions.

Bard College at Simon’s Rock 9/03-6/04, Visiting Professor of Theatre. Taught Voice & Speech, Acting, First Year Seminar – Directed The Laramie Project.

National Theatre School of Canada – Montreal, Canada 9/02-6/03, Head of Voice -Taught Voice & Speech and Acting Shakespeare. Voice/ Dialect Coach.

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Professional Theatre Training Program 9/97-6/02, Associate Professor with Tenure – Voice/Text Specialist. Taught Acting Shakespeare, Voice & Speech, IPA, Dialects. Directed PTTP productions. Served as Voice/Dialect Coach for PTTP Productions.

DePaul University– Chicago, IL 9/90-12/97, Associate Professor with Tenure – Voice/Text Specialist. Taught Acting Shakespeare, Voice & Speech. Voice/Dialect Coach. Directed productions.

University of Massachusetts Amherst 9/86-6/90, Assistant Professor of Theatre – Taught Voice, Movement and Acting. Voice/ Dialect Coach.

King’s College (London) 2015 – TranShakespeare – One week course exploring Shakespeare and Gender for LGBTQ actors
Birmingham City University – School of Acting (Birmingham, England), 2011 – One Week Course – “Freeing Shakespeare’s Voice”
Shanghai Theatre Academy (Shanghai, China), 2002, 2000, 1998 – 3 Two Week Residencies – Taught Voice
Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School (Wellington, New Zealand), 2010 -3 Week Residency – Shakespeare for the Actor, and Voice
Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane, Australia), 2010 – One Week Residency – Linklater Voice
Institut del Theatre (Barcelona, Spain) 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003 – 3 Two Week Courses – Shakespeare for the Actor, Trained the Voice Faculty
Escuela Eolia (Barcelona, Spain) 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999 – Various Workshops in Shakespeare and Voice, Trained the Voice Faculty
Teatro Guindalera (Madrid, Spain) 2001 – One Week Course – Shakespeare for the Actor
AADPC-Associacio d’Actors i Directors Professionals de Catalunya (Actor’s Equity Association in
Catalonia) (Barcelona, Spain) 2008, 2006, 2005 – 3 One Week Courses on Shakespeare and Voice

Gender Affirming Voice Workshop for Voice Professionals – January 2022, July 2021
CPD (Collaborative Professional Development) Workshop on Gender Affirming Voice for Designated
Linklater Teachers
– September 2021
Voice Workshop for Transgender/ Gender Diverse Individuals – Berkeley Rep, July 2020
January and June Intensives at Shakespeare & Company, 1987-2006 (Lenox, MA)
Yale University – School of Drama
Hartt School (Hartford, CT)
Harvard University (Taught a workshop with the psychologist Carol Gilligan)
Linklater Teacher Training for Designation
Lead Teacher with Andrea Haring – Designation Part One – June 2022 (Orkney, Scotland)
Assistant Teacher with Andrea Haring and Fran Bennett – Designation Part Two – July 2021 (On
Assisted Kristin Linklater with Designation Part One – July 2016 (Orkney, Scotland)
Linklater Teacher Trainees – Have done one on one training with over 25 Teacher Trainees



            Mary Poppins (Coached Replacements)            Sir Richard Eyre, Anthony Lyn

National Tours

            Mary Poppins – First National Tour                  Sir Richard Eyre, Anthony Lyn
                (Coached Original Cast & Replacements)

            Mary Poppins – Second National Tour             Anthony Lyn
                (Coached Replacements)Regional Theatre

American Conservatory Theatre

            Rhinoceros                                                       Frank Galati

            Seascape                                                         Pam MacKinnon

            The Birthday Party                                           Carey Perloff

            Arms and the Man (Staged reading)               Coleman Domingo

            Sweat                                                               Loretta Greco

            Top Girls                                                           Tamila Woodard

            Toni Stone                                                        Pam MacKinnon

            The Great Leap                                                 Lisa Peterson

            Wakey, Wakey (starring Tony Hale)                  Anne Kauffman

            Heisenberg                                                       Hal Brooks

            A Walk on the Moon                                        Sheryl Kaller

            A Christmas Carol                                             Domenique Lozano, Peter Kuo

            Cymbeline (Staged Reading)                             Pam MacKinnon

            Fefu and Her Friends                                         Pam MacKinnon

The Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, CA

            As You Like It                                                   Adrian Noble

            Richard III                                                         Lindsay Posner

            Inherit the Wind                                               Adrian Noble

            Divine Rivalry                                                   Michael Wilson

LaJolla Playhouse, San Diego, CA

            Queens                                                            Carey Perloff

The Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, MN

            Arsenic and Old Lace                                        Joe Dowling

Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago            

            Ski Dubai                                                          Lisa Portes

            August: Osage County (uncredited)                 Voice Coach for Deanna Dunagan

The Goodman Theatre, Chicago

            Chinglish (World Premiere)                               Leigh Silverman           

             The Long Red Road                                         Philip Seymour Hoffman
                   (Coached Tom Hardy)

             Brigadoon                                                        Rachel Rockwell

            Venus in Fur                                                     Joanie Schultz

            The Happiest Song Plays Last                          Edward Torres

            A Christmas Carol (2011, 2012)                        Steve Scott

            A Christmas Carol (2013 – 20116)                    Henry Wishcamper

            Mary                                                                May Adrales

            Animal Crackers                                              Henry Wishcamper

            Talking Pictures                                               Henry Wishcamper

            Floyd & Clea Under the Western Sky              Michael Wilson

            Ghostwritten                                                    Lisa Portes

            The Actor                                                         Rick Snyder

            Ah, Wilderness!                                                Steve Scott

            Blind Date                                                         Steve Scott

            Ah Wilderness!                                                  Steve Scott

            Objects in the Mirror                                         Chuck Smith                                        

            Finishing the Picture (Scream Coach,                Bob Falls
                Text Coach for Matthew Modine)

Lyric Opera, Chicago

            My Fair Lady (with Richard E. Grant)                  Robert Carlsen

Chicago Shakespeare Theatre

            Romeo & Juliet                                                  Mark Lamos

Troilus & Cressida (2007, 1995)                         Barbara Gaines

Twelfth Night                                                     Michael Pennington

Two Noble Kinsmen                                          Darko Tresjnak

Merchant of Venice (2005, 1996)                        Barbara Gaines

Much Ado About Nothing                                   Marti Maraden

Othello                                                              Marti Maraden

Hamlet                                                              Barbara Gaines

Henry IV, Part I & II       (1997)                          Barbara Gaines

Othello                                                              Barbara Gaines

A Winter’s Tale                                                 Barbara Gaines

Richard III                                                         Barbara Gaines

The Comedy of Errors                                       Barbara Gaines

Short Shakespeare-Romeo & Juliet                    Amanda Dehnert

Short Shakespeare-Midsummer                         Amanda Dehnert

Short Shakespeare-Macbeth                              David Bell

A Flea in Her Ear                                               Gary Griffin

Oregon Shakespeare Festival (2 Seasons)

            Two Gentlemen of Verona                                 Bill Rausch

            Cyrano de Bergerac                                          Laird Williamson

A Midsummer Night’s Dream                             Ken Albers

American Players Theatre, Spring Green, WI

            Molly Sweeney                                                  Ken Albers

            Too Many Husbands                                          David Frank

            American Buffalo                                               Ken Albers

Milwaukee Repertory Theatre

A Christmas Carol                                             Joe Hanreddy

Last Night at Ballyhoo                                        J.R. Sullivan

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof                                        Ed Morgan

Lovers and Executioners                                    Ed Morgan

The Hollow                                                        John Sipes

Magic Fire                                                         Lillian Groag

Shakespeare Santa Cruz

            Playboy of the Western World                            Bob Moss

            Much Ado About Nothing                                   Kim Rubenstein

            Endgame                                                          Peter Lichtenfels

            The Tempest                                                    Kirsten Brandt

The Court Theatre

Iphigenia Cycle                                              Joanne Akalaitis

Life is a Dream                                                Joanne Akalaitis

Theatre for a New Audience, NYC

Iphigenia Cycle                                            Joanne Akalaitis

American Theatre Company, Chicago

            Orpheus Descending                                         Damon Kiely

            Dark at the Top of the Stairs                              Damon Kiely

House Theater, Chicago                                  

            The Revel                                                         Leslie Buxbaum Danzig

Shattered Globe Theatre, Chicago

            Buried Child                                                      Steve Scott

Eclipse Theatre, Chicago

            Intimate Apparel                                                Steve Scott

Next Theatre, Evanston, IL

            Frozen                                                              Steve Scott

            Return to Haifa                                                  Jason Southerland

Caffeine Theatre, Chicago

            Or                                                                    Catherine Weidner

            Translations                                                      Jennifer Shook

            Under Milkwood                                                Paul S. Holmquist

            Sailing to Byzantium                                          Jennifer Shook

            Brutal Imagination                                             Jason Beck

            The Cocktail Party                                             Jennifer Shook

Chicago Opera Vanguard

            Boojam!                                                            Jimmy McDermott

The Artistic Home, Chicago

            Touch of the Poet                                              Kathy Scambiatterra

            The Tallest Man                                                John Mossman

Briar Street Theatre, Chicago

Six Degrees of Separation                                 Michael Leavitt
            (Voice coach to Marlo Thomas and Veronica Hamel)

Royal George Theatre, Chicago

Lost in Yonkers                                                 Michael Leavitt

Lookingglass Theatre, Chicago

The Master and Margarita                                  David Catlin &Heidi Stillman

Cascabel (uncredited)                                       Voice Coach for Chef Rick Bayless

Lifeline Theatre, Chicago

Tuck Everlasting                                                Jay Paul Skelton

Marriot Theatre, Chicago

            Oliver!                                                              David Bell

            Brigadoon                                                         Joe Leonardo

First Stage, Milwaukee

Selkie                                                               Kassie Misiewicz

Shakespeare & Company, Lenox, MA

Merchant of Venice                                            Tina Packer

Antony & Cleopatra                                           Tina Packer

Romeo & Juliet                                                  Cecil MacKinnon

Love’s Labor Lost                                             Cecil MacKinnon

The Tempest                                                    Kevin Coleman

Wit                                                                   Daniela Varon

Much Ado About Nothing                                   Derek Goldby

Glimpses of the Moon                                        Rebecca Holderness

Taming of the Shrew                                         John Hadden

Measure for Measure                                        John Hadden

Stage West Theatre,  Springfield, MA

            A Christmas Carol                                            Eric Hill & John Tyson                       

New World Theatre (Amherst, MA)      

            Sneaky                                                             Roberta Uno

Marin Theatre Company                                                         

            Dunsinane                                                        Jasson Minadakis

AEA (Actor’s Equity Association)
VASTA (Voice and Speech Trainers Association)

Voice and Communication Therapy for the Transgender/ Gender Diverse Client: A Comprehensive
(Ed. Adler, Hirsch, Mordaunt. Plural Publishing) Co-authored a chapter in the 3rd Edition (2018) . “Coaching the Transgender/ Gender Diverse Performer.”

Teaching Breathing: Results of a Survey (Edited by Ruth Rootberg) Monograph, 2002. Contributing Writer