If you’re looking for instruction in performing arts, we can’t recommend the following educators enough. Providing in-person (when appropriate) and virtual training, these instructors are both experienced in the field and in educational performing arts training.
They have worked closely with Actors’ Rep offering the highest quality classes whether it be one-on-one or in a group setting.
Lindsay Carretero, a Florida native, has a vibrant passion for life and the performing arts. Locally, Mrs. Carretero attended BAK Middle School of the Arts and graduated from Palm Beach County’s Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. High School of the Arts for Theatre. She furthered her love for theatre in college and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from Florida State University. While developing her acting career, Lindsay took a special interest in her own speaking voice and the voices of others. Enthusiastically pursuing her education towards voice work, Lindsay obtained a Master of Fine Arts in Voice Studies from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London, England. With focused training in Linklater Voice, the Alexander Technique, Fitzmaurice Voicework, and Estill, she is experienced in coaching public speaking, breath and support, projection, text, articulation and diction, alignment and anatomy, phonetics, accents and dialects. Lindsay is honored to have worked as a voice teacher and show coach both in the U.S. and in London with some of her favorite shows including: Romeo & Juliet, Twelfth Night, and Mary Poppins. She currently teaches Acting and Voice at ArtStage Performing Arts Center in Jupiter, FL and Bob Carter‘s Actor’s Workshop & Repertory Company in West Palm Beach, FL. In addition, Lindsay teaches Speech & Diction at the Connecticut School of Broadcasting in North Palm Beach, FL, holds various voice workshops throughout the year and coaches clients one-on-one.
Bob Carter founded the original Actor’s Rep in 1980 at 308 S. Dixie Highway, in downtown West Palm Beach, with the support of his many acting and technical colleagues. Although a professional actor (Member: Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and Actors Equity), he is best known in Florida as a director and teacher. His students are working internationally, nationally and locally in theatre, TV, radio and film.
You can read more about Bob’s career and current endeavors by clicking the icon over his headshot.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Marlo began her acting career at an early age. She performed on Broadway, in educational films, commercials and appeared in many print ads. Marlo received her Bachelor of Science degree from Brooklyn College and her Master’s from Adelphi University. She has studied with many industry professionals in LA, Florida and NYC. She has also taught and conducted many seminars and workshops in South Florida and Los Angeles. Marlo is a talent manager for Mercury Entertainment LLC, representing talent in Florida, Atlanta, NY, and LA. She is also a talented Special FX’s makeup artist, with several film credits. She conducts Special FX makeup workshops and classes. She has performed in and directed local theatre. Marlo also is a substitute teacher in the Palm Beach County School District mainly in the area of performing arts.
Stephon Duncan is a professional actor born and raised in South Florida. She has a BA in Theatre Design and Technology from Florida Atlantic University and has appeared in countless theatre productions. Stephon has been playing with improv troupes all of south Florida for the past 5 years. She is currently a member of Actor‘s Rep Improv teams Spice Rack and Playful Ensemble. She is excited to be a part of the Actor’s Rep team.
Kathleen Kenny (she/her), aka. Kat, received her B.F.A. in acting from the Actor Training Program at the University of Utah and is a graduate of the UCB Training Center in NYC as well as multiple improv and acting training programs and workshops where she has studied with David Razowsky, Susan Messing, Tara Defransisco, Charna Halpern, and many other teachers who excel at their craft. Kat is the Education Director and a primary instructor at Actor’s Rep, where she has taught acting to children, teens and adults for over 15 years. Kat has earned the reputation as being one of the top coaches in audition prep for schools or the arts and college audition preparation.
In addition to theatre, Kat is a respected teacher and leader in the improv community, coaching several local teams and frequently teaching improv workshops and performing at Improv festivals all over the country.
Emma Sue Harris
Bio: Emma Sue Harris (They/Them) is proudly an Actors’-Rep-grown theatre maker/actor/dramaturg/playwright/jack of trades. After graduating from A. W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts here in WPB, they attended the BFA in Musical Theatre program at The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University. Most recently, Emma served as co-dramaturg and director for Pride Is Her Prejudice, a modern queer adaptation of Austen’s famous novel. Some of their favorite projects include the currently in development ‘My Own Worst Enemy,’ a queer punk-pop jukebox musical, and the New Works Nite held right here at Actors’ Rep just last year! Emma is also a proud collaborator with The Living Theatre, whose mission taught Emma the lesson that they hope to pass on to their students- that “any play could be the play that starts the revolution. So we must continue making plays.”
You can find Emma on social media @ohemmasue on all platforms, or at www.emmasueharris.com
Suki Lanh writes, teaches, and performs comedy throughout South Florida. She is an adjunct professor in screenwriting at University of Miami and Miami Dade College. Suki is an alumna of Second City Chicago, and Peoples Improv Theater. Her love for reading scripts and eating delicious food resulted in her company, Feedback With Suki, a script development service that workshops the first 10 pages of scripts in exchange for food.
Rosalind Neilen is an actress, artist, improviser, writer and promoter. Improvising has been an important part of her life for the past 4 years. She has studied improv and sketch at Actor‘s Rep Theatre, Improv U, and has taken countless workshops all around South Florida. She is a constant student of life and the arts and it shows. She currently performs on improv teams "Belvedere" and "Toast" where they were invited to perform at Actor’s Rep Theatre, Improv U, ACT Theatre and various improv festivals and many local performance venues. She writes and performs sketch comedy and co-wrote & appeared in the play "What If." She has made several T.V and music video appearances. She is a co-host of a free a bi-weekly improv meetup in Stuart, called Going Improv where she is able to spread the joy of improv. Finally, you can catch her in Lipstick Happy, an all female performance. Rosalind is also an accomplished visual artist.
Nathan has been an instructor for Actor’s Rep since 2004, teaching Acting, Improvisation & Shakespeare for youth, teens and adults He regularly performs with local improv troupes’ playful Ensemble, Friends with Benefits, Bananas’ Republic and his duo team, Da Boyz. He is a frequent guest in area improv shows and performs at Improv Fests all over Florida. Education was and is a huge part of his life. He has made it a point to continue learning about/practicing whatever art he is focusing on. Learning Butoh from Jerry Gardner (University of Utah), acting from brilliant teachers too long to list (including Bob Carter), and improv from master teachers such as David Razowsky, Charna Halpern, Tara DeFrancisco, Joe Bill, and Susan Messing. He is also a graduate of I.O. Intensives I and II as well as a student in weekly classes with Kathleen Kenny since 2010. Past favorite roles include Banquo in Butoh Macbeth, Dr. Treves in Elephant Man, Jake Meighan in 27 Wagons Full of Cotton (University of Utah), CC Showers in The Diviners, and Man in Dinner and Destiny (AWRC). He is so proud to be associated with AWRC, an organization that has given him the opportunity to learn, perform, teach, and share his passion with others.
Heather Hilend can barely remember a time that story-telling was not her passion! Heather has her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts from Palm Beach Atlantic University. At PBA Heather was trained in Meisner techniques and Uta Hagen’s philosophies, as well as being trained in Shakespearean and other classical acting. Heather also has an extensive background in improvisational theatre. She has continued on with improv, performing regularly for over10 years. Watching ideas click in someone’s brain, and figuring out the unique idiosyncrasies of both people she knows and of fictional characters, are the two things that bring her the most joy. Some of Heather’s credits include To the New Girl, Duchess Senior in As You Like It, and Elizabeth Proctor in The Crucible.
Karen Stephens, is a veteran of South Florida Theatre. She happily assumed the role of Zora Neale Hurston in Bhetty Waldron and Bob Carter’s LOQUACIOUS & BODACIOUS at Actor’s Rep & Workshop. Karen most recently directed LADY DAY AT EMERSON BAR AND GRILLE at Lake Worth Playhouse. Before the lockdown, Karen had just portrayed the character of Winnie in Thinking Cap’s production of Beckett’s HAPPY DAYS, and prior to that, was finally able to perform the role originally created for her in the Southeastern premiere of Christopher Demos-Brown’s AMERICAN SON at Zoetic Stage. During previous seasons, she was also seen in Palm Beach Dramaworks’ FENCES and ON GOLDEN POND, Miami New Drama’s, THE BRIDGE of SAN LUIS REY, Gablestage’s, KINGS and THE MOUNTAINTOP, Primal Forces’, HAVING OUR SAY, and Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s DOUBT. A Carbonell winner and multiple nominee, Karen was awarded the Best Actress award for another Christopher Demos-Brown play, FEAR UP HARSH, produced by Zoetic Stage.. She is also the recipient of four Silver Palm Awards, a Curtain Up Award , and the Palm Beach Cultural Council’s Randolph A. Frank Prize. She is a member of Actor’s Equity Association.
Celines has been studying acting for almost a decade at various studios around the nation (LA, NYC, ATL, FL). She is a Lee Strasberg Film and Theatre Institute alum (2019), NYC. After an extensive, concentrated study in the craft, Celines partnered with Talent Direct Agency (TDA) for commercial/ film/ TV rep and has worked in numerous projects where some of her recent credits are: Amazon Prime Video’s Life’s Rewards (TV series as series regular), Discord (the movie) starring Danny DeVito, and Parousia (TV mini-series). She has also worked on several national and international commercial/print projects with major brands: Pepsi, Hanes, AT&T, Burger King, and more.
Celines is dedicated to expanding her knowledge in the craft and the entertainment industry along with sharing her experience with others to help elevate their careers as well.
Shantel Davidson began as a choreographer in 2006, instructing elementary, middle and high school students for the Martin County School Board. She then expanded to teaching private and group classes with local gyms and dance studios. She currently teaches group Divine Dance classes in-studio in Delray Beach and virtually. She provides chair dance aerobics to local assisted/independent living facilities and instructs group training fitness classes at CityRow. She is an encouraging, supportive, joyful instructor and her passion for what she does is contagious!