Anya teachesanya1 Chekhov scene study, Shakespeare, Postwar British Drama, and Throughline Technique at The Atlantic Theater Company Acting School.  She is an Adjunct Professor at Brooklyn College, teaching Chekhov scene study in the Theater Department to the B.F.A students.  She has served as an Adjunct Professor at Tisch School of the Arts at NYU and has directed numerous undergraduate and graduate student productions at Atlantic, Tisch/NYU, and The American Repertory Theater Institute at Harvard University, where she was a guest artist and speaker in 2013 and 2015.Uncle Vanya scene 2 She is a Master Teacher of Practical Aesthetics, an acting technique originally developed by William H. Macy and David Mamet, based on the teachings of Stanislavsky, Aristotle and Joseph Campbell.  Anya is also an acting coach and has taught various private workshops in Chekhov, Shakespeare, and Practical Aesthetics, including a Practical Aesthetics Masterclass at Brave Studios in Melbourne, Australia in the Spring of 2016.

Click here to read “Faculty Spotlight on Anya Saffir” on Atlantic Theater’s Webpage

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