“Being Adventurous Means Going To Places You Don’t Know Exist! “

CAC-3 Photo credit Alma Har'el

(photo by Alma Har’el)



What do Kevin Kline, Meryl Streep, Viola Davis, Laura Linney, and Patti LuPone have in common? They all were students of Moni Yakim, the legendary acting teacher at the Julliard Drama Division, who is the subject of a recently released film documentary, Creating A Character: The Moni Yakim Legacy.

You can hear my review of the film as broadcast today on WBAI 99.5FM NYC, WBAI.org and Pacifica affiliates around the country, by clicking on the triangle or mp3 link above.

If you are at all interested in acting or teaching, I highly recommend this film.

3 thoughts on ““Being Adventurous Means Going To Places You Don’t Know Exist! “

  1. Thanks for that review Jack. I took some acting classes at HB Studio and acting teachers can be tough reducing students to tears. Looking forward to watching the documentary.

    • I’m not a fan of teachers who feel they can abuse students because “the world out there is tough.” It’s a teacher’s job to see where the student is at, and then move her or him forward from there. The students will find out soon enough whether they are good enough for “the real world.”

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