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Helen Housley - University of Mary Washington. Fredericksburg, VA, US

Helen Housley Helen Housley

Associate Professor | University of Mary Washington

Fredericksburg, VA, UNITED STATES

Dr. Housley specializes in theatre direction and management.



Helen M. Housley, associate professor of theatre, has 30 years of experience as a theatre educator and director. She has served in professional positions as artistic director and theatre manager.

A certified Lessac voice trainer, she is a member of the Lessac Training and Research Institute. Dr. Housley also is a member of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education and the Voice and Speech Trainers Association.

Areas of Expertise (6)


University Teaching

Music Education

Public Speaking

Community Outreach


Accomplishments (2)

Honor Pin (personal)


Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital.

Lessac Leadership Award (professional)


Awarded by the Lessac Training and Research Institute for years of service toward the growth and direction of the Lessac Institute.

Education (3)

University of Maryland: Ph.D., Theatre 1991

Thesis: "To inherit the wind : Margo Jones as director"

Western Illinois University: M.A., Theatre 1976

Western Illinois University: B.A., Drama and English Literature 1974

Affiliations (1)

  • Lessac Institute : Treasurer

Media Appearances (1)

Klein Theatre preview: ‘Lady Windermere’s Fan’

The Blue & Gray Press  online


The team worked to make sure they represent the period accurately. Helen Housley, a dialect coach, worked with the cast to make sure they speak in a similar fashion to the era of the play.

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Event Appearances (2)

Housley Presented Workshop Titled "Feeling Shakespeare's Buzz: Tonal NRG and the Shakespearean Actor"

Lessac Training and Research Institute Conference  Denver, Colo.


Shakespeare’s Buzz: Lessac’s Tonal NRG and the Shakespearean Actor

Annual Conference of the Lessac Training and Research Institute  Memphis, TN