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

Lindsay Carretero

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

Bob Carter

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.

Marlo Cohen

Marlo Cohen

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

Stephon Duncan

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.

Kat Kenny

Kat Kenny

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.

 Rachel Finley

Rachel Finley

Rachel Finley is compassionate, patient and deeply dedicated to her students’ success. Rachel uses her deep study of the Stanislavski based acting systems, including Meisner Technique, Uta Hagen‘s Steps, Strasberg’s Method and Michael Chekov Technique to offer highly personalized actor training. A certified Fitzmaurice Voicework ™ teacher with extensive training in Knight Thompson Speechwork, Ms. Finley also teaches voice and dialect work both privately and at the collegiate level to actors, public speakers and anyone interested in developing healthy and skillful speech and vocal use. She is currently the dialect coach for Gritty City Repertory Theatre’s upcoming production of Culture Shock a new play by Gloria Majule. Incorporating her work with Alexander Technique, Laban and Viewpoints, Rachel pushes her acting students to connect physically, vocally, psychologically and intellectually with their scripts to create unique and compelling characters.

Emma Sue Harris

Emma Sue Harris

Emma Sue Harris (they/them) is an actor/singer/theatre-maker and is the (New Works Fellow?) at Actor’s Rep. Emma benefitted from fantastic theatrical training at Actor’s Rep for over a decade, and also studied Musical Theatre at the Conservatory for Theatre Arts at Webster University. In addition to performing in existing plays/musicals, Emma is passionate about creating new theatre and in helping the next generation of theatre-makers prepare and plan for their theatrical (ad)ventures.

Emma specializes in coaching teen theatre students in monologues/songs for auditions and/or thespian competitions. They also specialize in helping students prepare and plan for collegiate theatre program auditions.

Emma has been the Co-Facilitator/Instructor of the Youth Actors’ Guild for almost two years (they were a YAG member/officer themself once!) and has taught at the Youth Summer Academy and take on private student here at Actors’ Rep. In 2018, Emma worked as a Bak/Dreyfoos audition coach for the Communication Arts programs through Communication Arts Academy in West Palm Beach. There, Emma assisted with group classes and took on private students.

Emma was privileged enough to benefit from fantastic artistic training here in South Florida, from Actors’ Rep, to the Young Singers of the Palm Beaches, to the Broadway Artists’ Intensive, to the Lake Worth Playhouse, the list goes on- as someone who was exposed to such high quality training, Emma is uniquely qualified to help young actors make their theatre education work for them and plan for a life-long career in the theatre.

Suki Lanh

Suki Lanh

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.

Rosiland Neilen

Rosiland Neilen

Rosiland 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.

Stephanie Rae

Stephanie Rae

Stephanie Rae has been studying traditional and musical improv for the last eleven years. After falling in love with the form at the Washington Improv Theater, she moved to Miami, founded Negative Four Months, and created hit shows including Law & Disorder and The Laughter Games. She later joined the Society Circus Players, performing monthly in Coral Gables and in festivals including Miami Improv, Palm Beach, Countdown, and UCB‘s Del Close Marathon - in which she conceived and directed a Boyz II Men themed improv show. Stephanie has taught weekly classes for Red Carpet Kids and workshops for teens and adults from around the world. These days, she directs the Black Improv Alliance, with whom she’s created original games including My Cuzzin Name, Superfight Cypher, and Red Flag Dating Profiles, amongst others. She also has a law degree - but mostly uses it to win arguments online.

Nathan Stubbs

Nathan Stubbs

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.

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