Professional Development Series - Fay Simpson - Public speaking

Event time: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Graduate and Professional Students
Postdoctoral Associates
YQI Seminar Room See map
Event description: 

Science communication and public speaking is an integral part of the work of a scientist. History is filed with anecdotes of science breakthroughs unused for decades due to poor communication. To give you the tools for effective public speaking, ahead of the March Meeting, Fay Simpson will lead a 4-hour workshop based on her program Lucid Body. This would offer scientists a way to embody the circumstances of a public presentation with a deep visceral truth and to become better advocates of their research.

Space is limited to 20 participants - Registration is required. Participants are required to prepare a two-minute presentation for the workshop.


Fay Simpson has been the Artistic Director and co-founder of Impact Theatre since its creation in 1990. Informed by her work in the rehearsal room, the teaching studio and onstage over the last 20 years, Fay has developed a unique physical training method for the actor called The Lucid Body. She taught at The Yale School of Drama, the New School’s Eugene Lang, Michael Howard Studios, The Studio/NY, Marymount Manhattan College, and at the Actor’s Center. She currently teaches this technique at Tisch School of the Arts, NYU’s Graduate Acting Program, and privately at the Lucid Body House.