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David Zinder is an acting trainer and free-lance international director. Since 2002 he has been directing extensively at professional repertory theatres in Romania. He is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Theatre Arts at Tel Aviv University in Israel where he taught acting and directing for 28 years. After studying acting in the 1960’s with Peter Frye, a former student of Michael Chekhov’s, Mr. Zinder was re-introduced to the Chekhov Technique in the early 90’s by Mala Powers and has been studying and teaching the Technique ever since. The second edition of his book on acting training, Body Voice Imagination: ImageWork Training and the Chekhov Technique, came out in 2010. Mr. Zinder received his B.A. in Drama from Manchester University, England and his PhD at the Drama Department of the University of California at Berkeley. His PhD thesis, The Surrealist Connection: An Approach to a Surrealist Aesthetic of Theatre was published by UMI (Ann Arbor) in 1981.