Workshop Overview: This workshop is designed for actors and non-actors that are curious about the Meisner Approach. Modern life has changed how we interact with other people. In a world full of distractions, we do not listen to each other and we lack giving and receiving attention. The Meisner approach is focused on liberating our creativity by living truthfully and responding with our point of view to any given circumstance. It’s a combination of working on our presence, authenticity, improving our listening skills, developing our ability to live and accept the present moment and build connections with our inner self and our partners through our increasing ability to empathize.
When & Where: This workshop will take place on Saturday, May 18th, from 1 PM – 4 PM at the Capitol Post (625 N Washington St, Suite 425, Alexandria, VA 22314) and is open to/free for all veterans, service members, military family members, and caregivers.
About the Instructor: Born and raised in Brazil, Yvia Lavie has more than 25 years of experience on stage and ten years coaching students that aren’t just full-time actors but come from many different professional backgrounds. Yvia was introduced to the Meisner Technique in 2011 and completed the two-year program at Truthful Acting Studios in Orlando, FL. From there, she pursued a certification with one of the foremost authorities on the Sanford Meisner Technique, Larry Silverberg at True Acting Institute in 2013. Yvia leads workshops introducing the method and has had the opportunity to teach at Columbia College and Green Shirt Studio in Chicago, Espaço Excêntrico and UTFPR in Brazil. Yvia truly believes that the Meisner Approach can transform lives.