Moni Yakim Founding Member, Juilliard Drama


Creating a Character: The Moni Yakim Legacy (Trailer) from First Run Features on Vimeo.

What do Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Patti LuPone, and Alex Sharp have in common? They are but a few of the extraordinary actors who have studied under Moni Yakim at Juilliard, America’s greatest performing arts school. With interviews with Laura Linney, Anthony Mackie and Kevin Kline, this compelling portrait of the master teacher — the sole remaining founder of the school’s legendary Drama Division — takes us inside the drama classes where Moni and his wife Mina pour their love and passion into preparing the next generation of actors for the spotlight.

Conversations at Home with Moni Yakim & Jessica Chastain


A Q&A with Moni Yakim and Jessica Chastain on Moni’s work as a movement instructor at Juilliard where he is a founding faculty member and the documentary on his work “Creating a Character: The Moni Yakim Legacy” available via First Run Features. 

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Documentary aims to give legendary acting coach Moni Yakim star