Florida State University
College of Fine Arts
239 Fine Arts Bldg.
Tallahassee, Florida 32306-1160
Theatre Department: 850-644-7257
Debra Hale is currently an Associate Professor of Voice at Florida State University, and teaches actors in the BFA Acting Program where she teaches Voice Production, Shakepeare, Dialects, and Viniyoga. She has an MFA in Acting from California Institute of the Arts and was Designated in Linklater Voice in 1993. She is a member of Actors’ Equity and Screen Actors Guild and has acted in Chicago, Los Angeles, Louisville, and Tallahassee. She is interested in different cultures’ approaches to bodywork and sound and has studied Chi Nei Tsang in Thailand (internal organ massage with sound), and is a certified Viniyoga teacher after studying with Gary Kraftsow at the American Viniyoga Institute. She has taught Voice Production at Indiana University and University of California San Diego (MFA Acting programs), Acting at UCSD, and coached in several regional theatres throughout the country including Indiana Repertory, San Diego Repertory, Shakespeare and Company, The Irish Classical Repertory (New York), The Asolo, and La Jolla Playhouse. Directing credits include Indiana University, Florida State, and the Tallahassee Little Theatre. She teaches Acting, Shakepeare, Dialects, Accent Reduction and Viniyoga. She has given workshops in Hawaii, Thailand, Scotland, England, Greece, Bulgaria, and France. She is a proud founding member of the Linklater Centre in Orkney, Scotland.