Christine Adaire


CHRISTINE ADAIRE Pronouns: she/her/hers

Christine is the Head of voice at The American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco. She teaches in the MFA Conservatory and serves as a voice/dialect coach for the main stage productions. She started her career as an actress in New York City. She was hired by Shakespeare & Company in 1983 to play Luciana in THE COMEDY OF ERRORS. She worked with Kristin Linklater at Shakespeare & Company and quickly fell in love with the voice work. She was apprenticed to and Designated by Kristin Linklater in 1987. She has worked as an actor, voice/dialect coach, and director in many American regional theaters, including The Old Globe, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, the Guthrie Theater, Chicago Shakespeare, the Goodman Theatre, Lyric Opera (Chicago), Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Steppenwolf, Court Theatre, American Players Theatre, Theatre for a New Audience (NYC), Santa Cruz Shakespeare and La Jolla Playhouse. She has coached/ taught: Tom Hardy, Tony Hale, Keanu Reeves, Chukwudi Iwuji, Delroy Lindo, Ellen McLaughlin, Marlo Thomas, Judy Greer, David Dastmalchian, John Hoogenakker, Anne Dudek and Rebecca DeMornay. She’s worked with directors: Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Adrian Noble, Bill Rauch, Tina Packer, Richard Eyre, Anthony Lyn, Joanne Akalaitis, Linsey Posner, Michael Wilson, Joe Dowling, Mark Lamos, Michael Pennington and Leigh Silverman. She is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association for almost forty years.

Christine has held faculty appointments at DePaul University, National Theatre School of Canada (Montreal), University of Massachusetts– Amherst, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, and Roosevelt University. Her international teaching credits include classes and workshops for Shanghai Theatre Academy (China), Toi Whakaari (National Theatre School of New Zealand), King’s College in collaboration with the Old Vic 

Theatre (London), Institut del Theatre and Escuela Eolia (Barcelona), Teatro Guindelero (Madrid), Birmingham City University - School of Acting (Birmingham, U.K.). 

Her current area of research and writing is transgender/gender diverse voice. She works with transgender/gender diverse individuals so they can modify their voice to more fully express their gender identity. She is a contributing writer to the 3rd Edition (2019) Voice and Communication Therapy for the Transgender/ Gender Diverse Client: A Comprehensive Clinical Guide, (Plural Publishing). 

United States