National Alliance of Acting Teachers
Teaching in Crisis
A Panel Discussion with Master Acting Teachers
Olympia Dukakis, Peter Jay Fernandez, Joanna Merlin,
Mel Shapiro & Ron Van Lieu
Moderated by David Warshofsky
with John Smith
Please join us this Sunday, June 7th at noon Eastern Time for an in-depth discussion with this world class panel of teaching artists. They will impart wisdom gained from previous crises, share lessons that have reshaped their teaching over the years, and explore new possibilities during these critical times.
Academy Award, Emmy, Obie and Golden Globe award-winning star of stage and screen; former acting teacher at New York University and The Actors Center.
Peter Jay Fernandez
New York actor and acting teacher; current acting faculty for Columbia University’s MFA Acting program; former Head of Acting at The New School.
Actor, author and former casting director; founder of MICHA and the last student of Michael Chekhov still teaching; faculty at NYU Graduate Acting.
American theatre director, professor, and author; founding member of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts; former Head of Carnegie Mellon School of Drama and UCLA’s MFA Acting program.
Ron Van Lieu
Actor, director and acting teacher; Professor of Theatre at Columbia University; former Chair of Acting at the Yale School of Drama and NYU Graduate Acting.
Actor and teacher; director of USC’s MFA Acting program; graduate of NYU Graduate Acting, where he was a student of both Ron Van Lieu and Olympia Dukakis.
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