Making Peace On Your Inner Battlefield: Anne Gottlieb at TEDxYouth@SanDiego 2013

Anne Gottlieb, award-winning actor and director, shares her personal journey to discover true presence and personal peace through the study of Dutch diarist and Etty Hillesum’ and her spiritual transformation before her death in Auschwitz. This compelling talk explores the capacity of the mind to battle or make peace.

Founder of FortyMagnnolias Productions, Anne Gottlieb co-created and co-produced the world premiere of The Wrestling Patient, a play based on the writings of Dutch diarist, Etty Hillesum and her spiritual transformation before her death in Auschwitz. The five-year research and development on the project led to an on-going inquiry and exploration into human identity and the capacity of the mind to imprison or liberate regardless of conditions. These discoveries have informed her unique approach to presence and creativity work with global and business leaders. Her 20 years of work on stage has earned her numerous awards and honors including the 2011 Eliot Norton for Outstanding Actress. Anne teaches acting on the faculty of the Michael Chekhov Association and is a Resident Scholar at the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University.

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