Mina Yakin is co-founder and co-artistic director of the Performance Theater Center in N.Y.C. She conceived and directed The Gull, Out of Our Mind, Journeys, and Sex and Violence. She collaborated with Theodore Mann on Tennessee Williams’s The Night of the Iguana, staged at Moscow’s Maly Theatre, and Yakin conceived and directed a Circle in the Square show based on Ogden Nash’s works. She directed The Power for the Village Gate Theater and directed Dylan Thomas’s Under Milkwood, Arthur Giroux’s Becoming Memories, and Boris Vasiliv’s Tomorrow Was War. She worked on a Broadway production of Mikhail Bulgakov’s Zoya’s Apartment and developed the musical Custody. Yakin collaborated with Moni Yakim on his book Acting Through Movement. She has taught at Circle in the Square School and has been on the faculties at the Stella Adler Conservatory of Acting, the Metropolitan Opera Studio, and Juilliard Opera Center. In Paris, she studied mime with Etienne Decroux and Marcel Marceau and acting at Théâtre National Populaire. She has been a Juilliard faculty member since 1997.