Helen M. Housley, Associate Professor of Theatre, earned a Ph.D. (1991) in theatre from the University of Maryland, after receiving an M.A. (1976) in theatre from Western Illinois University and a B.A. (1974) in drama and English literature from St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame. A member of the Lessac Training and Research Institute, Association for Theatre in Higher Education, and the Voice and Speech Trainers Association, Dr. Housley has 30 years of experience as a theatre educator and director and has served in professional positions as artistic director and theatre manager. She is a certified Lessac Voice Trainer.
Helen Housley in the News
- Housley Presents Workshop at ConferenceHelen Housley, Associate Professor of Theatre, presented a workshop at the annual Association of Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) conference. The workshop, titled "Performing Shakespeare's Buzz: Lessac's Tonal NRG and the Shakespearean Actor," was presented on August 14, 2016, in Chicago. [...]... Read more »
- Housley Hosts Lessac WorkshopHelen Housley, Associate Professor, Department of Theatre and Dance, hosted the Lessac One-Week Introductory Workshop at UMW, June 19-24, 2016. Under the sponsorship of the Department of Theatre and Dance, Housley has coordinated this workshop since 2007 with the focus on Lessac Kinesensic, a voice and body training program. Participants... Read more »
- Housley Receives Volunteer AwardAssociate Professor Helen Housley, Theatre and Dance, was recognized as an outstanding volunteer by the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital on April 25, 2015. Housley was presented with the Honor Pin for her work in organizing, under the sponsorship of the Department of Theatre and Dance, a series... Read more »
- Helen Housley Receives AwardHelen Housley, Associate Professor, Theatre and Dance, received the 2015 Lessac Leadership Award on Jan. 10, 2015. The award, which is presented by the Lessac Training and Research Institute, honors a member 'for years of service toward the growth and direction of the Lessac Institute.' Housley has served as the... Read more »