Fay grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, but came into her own as an artist and business owner in New York City. She engaged in multiple disciplines, training as a dancer, an actor, and then a choreographer. 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.
Fay has been the Artistic Director and co-founder of Impact Theater since its creation in 1990. Informed by her work in the rehearsal room, the teaching studio, and onstage over the last 20 years, she has developed a unique physical training method for actors called The Lucid Body. She currently teaches this technique at the Tisch School of the Arts, NYU’s Graduate Acting Program, and privately at the Lucid Body House.
She developed The Lucid Body after going through a vulnerable point in her life. She dedicated her life to developing this healing process to help people overcome roadblocks, find bliss, and learn to express it. The process helps people move out of habitual thinking, and habitual moving, honoring, and understanding the complexity of our inherited natures within this practice. This investigation includes the process of understanding people who may differ from our “known” culture with different creeds and systems of beliefs.
While she still considers herself an artist and creator of devised theater, her mission to share The Lucid Body became her biggest priority. But in growing her business, she’s also managed to find balance, making space for her art, her own health, and well-being.
Fay’s innate perception skills helped her find “business angels” who filled the gaps for the traditional business skills she lacked. The guides to her “Hero’s Journey” came in the form of Gamal Palmer, Jeanne Weierheiser, Jeremy Tucker, and finally, Carissa Reininger and the SLAP program.
Her mission is to achieve a livelihood that creates a holistic impact on the world. She wants to build a team that has the tools to create waves of change, person by person, working towards social equity – the ultimate goal of The Lucid Body process.