Moni Yakim

Physical Acting II


is Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of the Performance Theater Center, (P.T.C.) Training Center. Moni was a principal performer with the mime companies of Etienne Decroux and Marcel Marceau, studied at Le Théâtre National Populaire, Paris; and performed with Le Théâtre Franco-Allemande. In addition to directing in Israel and Europe, Moni has directed contemporary and classical plays in the U.S. for Yale Rep., American Shakespeare Festival, Juilliard Drama Theater, as well as Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway. Most notably, he directed the original production of Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, at the Village Gate, NYC; this production was also produced on Broadway, in Europe, Israel, and throughout the United States. Moni has also directed operas for American Opera Center, Metropolitan Opera Studio, Boston Concert Opera, Stonybrook Festival, Lake George Opera Festival. Awards include: best director,Jacques Brel …, L’Histoire du Soldat. For film, he created movement for Robocop, Robocop 2, and Robocop 3. Moni is author of the best selling text, Creating a Character, and the former head of the movement department for Yale Drama School, Stella Adler Conservatory, as well as the Juilliard Drama Division.

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