Brad Barfield is a professional Actor/Director/Teacher, and has been working professionally in New York and South Florida since 2004. Brad studied acting at Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, continued on to North Carolina School of the Arts, and graduated from FAU with a BA in Theatre-Acting. He moved to New York where he worked at theatres such as the Henry Street Settlement, Cherry Lane Theatre, and the Studios at Lincoln Center. Since childhood, Brad has been seen numerous times on both the stage and screen in South Florida with some of his favorite roles being Robbie in Splitting Infinity, and Jim in The Glass Menagerie.
Mr. Barfield has taught at various studios in the area and started his teaching career at BAK MSOA as an acting instructor. Brad then ran the drama program at Palm Beach Lakes High School for four years, where his students received many top honors and scholarships for acting. Mr. Barfield has studied and performed on the Globe stage in London, England and has been positively reviewed in the New York Times. Mr. Barfield is currently the Acting/Directing/Theatre History teacher at his Alma Mater A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts where he has directed successful productions of The Diary of Anne Frank, and the main stage selection for the Florida State Thespian festival for 2016 , Romeo and Juliet. Mr. Barfield has an extensive knowledge of improvisation, character development, mask exploration, physical comedy/clowning skills, heightened language, Shakespeare, and acting on film. All of these tools, and his years of experience make Mr. Brad Barfield’s classes some of the most engaging acting classes in the area.
Mrs. ROSE MISTILIEN found her love for theatre while attending Palm Beach Lakes High school, where she starred as Grandma in “The American Dream”, Baby in “Baby”, and Lady in red in “For colored Girls”. She’s been involved with other theatres such as Maltz Jupiter theatre where she played momma in the play “The Good Times Are Killing Me” and Mrs. Muller in the play “Doubt” at the Atlantic arts theatre. Rose enjoys being on stage which is why she was also a part of an improv troupe “the rejects” and now plays with “Raisin Steaks”. She currently works at Bak Middle School of the Arts as an artist in residence in theatre and a counselor for Richard Valentine and Sandra Tepper. Alongside, the musical director, Dr Booth she helps with choreography for musical revues and musicals. Though Rose loves teaching almost as much as she loves theatre, being on stage will always be her first love. Mrs. Mistilien is excited to bring her expertise in Improvisation, Movement Exploration, Spoken Word Poetry, and Physical Story-Telling to the Theatre Arts C.A.M.P.E.D. team this summer.