Antonio Edwards Suarez
– As an actor has worked on Broadway, off B’way, several regional theaters, film and television. Is currently on Faculty at Marymount Manhattan College and Hunter College. Since studying with Fay Simson, I am applying the Lucid Body work not only to my acting but recently began to offer the work to my undergrad students. Lucid Body is how I begin every acting class I take or teach. I have seen how it gradually encourages the student to not only be more aware of their physical and emotional instrument but to take charge of their warm-up process in and out of the classroom. BFA – Marymount Manhattan College; MFA – ART/MXAT at Harvard University. Member of the Actors Center Workshop Company
Kennedy Brown is Head of Movement at the Stella Adler Academy of Acting in Los Angeles (www.stellaadler-la.com) where he has a thriving Movement for Actors program. In addition to teaching classes and coaching privately in LA he is a ‘Lecturer with Entitlement’ at Cal State University Fullerton where he teaches Voice and Movement. He has worked with Fay Simpson for over 20 years- as her student at the National Shakespeare Conservatory, as her assistant at Michael Howard Studios and as a company member of her Impact Theatre. Before teaching, Kennedy was a core company member of New York’s Jean Cocteau Repertory theatre (now the Phoenix Theatre Ensemble)- an award winning classical acting company that performed in rotating repertory. Since then he has performed with the Gravity Project- an innovative theatre company that combines cutting edge movement and voice techniques as the basis for creating new pieces for the theatre. He last performed ‘Red Bush Blossoms‘ a solo adaptation of Alan Ginsberg poetry. Kennedy received his yoga teacher certification from Jivamukti yoga center and is an Associate teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework.
Prather Rehm began as a Lucid Body student at Michael Howard Studios’ summer and year conservatories. She began assisting Fay in 2004 working at Michael Howard Studios, Marymount Manhattan College, the Ensemble Studio Theatre and The Actors Center. Prather has worked professionally with Impact Theatre (Intermission, Birdgirl) and has directed high school theatre students using the Lucid Body basics and tools for character development. The technique is integral in Prather’s own work as an actor; it allows her to trust her physical and emotional impulses as well as to create characters that test her range, yet are rooted in truth and start with the self. She is currently working on her MFA in Acting at The Actors Studio at Pace University.