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ANTONIO OCAMPO-GUZMAN (Designated Linklater Teacher 1998) is an actor, director and teacher originally from Bogotá, Colombia. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts, where he serves on the faculty of the Department of Theatre at Northeastern University.
Antonio is the author of La Libertad de la Voz Natural: el Método Linklater, published by the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in 2010. Fully endorsed by Kristin, this book is the only authorized Linklater text in Spanish.
Antonio trained as an actor with the Teatro Libre de Bogotá. After further studies in voice and physical theater in England, he spent three years as an actor and an artist-manager at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Massachusetts.
Antonio teaches annually at the Estudio Corazza para el Actor in Madrid, Spain, and serves as a consultant for the Center for Voice Studies (CEUVOZ) in Mexico City where he is training a new generation of Linklater teachers in Spanish.
He is a proud member of the Voice & Speech Trainers Association (VASTA) and currently serves as the association’s treasurer.
Antonio earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Directing in 2003 from York University in Toronto, Ontario, training under the guidance of David Rotenberg. He concurrently furthered his training in voice and speech under David Smukler, receiving a Graduate Diploma in Voice. He has directed plays for New Repertory Theatre, the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Festival, Dixon Place, Teatro Libre, Tallahassee Little Theatre, The Theatre Offensive, Stages Theatre Company, The Pato Farsante Company, and The British Council. He has also worked with solo performers Jeff McMahon and Carlos Manuel.
Several of Antonio’s articles and essays about his experiences as a bilingual theatre artist have been published in, among others, American Theatre Magazine, the Voice & Speech Review, the Greenwood Shakespeare Encyclopedia, Paso de Gato (Mexico) Back Stage East, Dramatics Magazine and the online journal Borrowers and Lenders. He is featured in The Politics of American Actor Training and Colorblind Shakespeare: New Perspectives in Race & Performance, collections published by Routledge.
Antonio has also been on the faculty at Arizona State University, Florida State University, Emerson College and Boston College. He has taught workshops and master classes at Walnut Hill, Shakespeare & Company, The Linklater Studio, The Andrea Southwick Studio, The New Theatre Conservatory, FSU/Asolo Theatre Conservatory, the Atlanta Shakespeare Tavern, the Concord Players, Working Classroom and the Hampshire Shakespeare Company. Internationally, he has taught in Mexico, Catalunya, Ireland, Canada, Greece, Sweden, Panama and Colombia.