Yvonne Suhor founder of Art's Sake Film Acting Studio in Winter Park, Florida passed away on Thursday, September 27th. The following is the statement given on her Facebook this morning.
Treasured Art's Sake family.
It is with the heaviest of hearts that we have to impart a monumental event for our beloved Art's Sake Studio.
Despite a fearless and courageous ten month battle against a relentlessly aggressive pancreatic cancer, Yvonne passed peacefully yesterday afternoon at 5.27pm.
She was surrounded by her cat-guardian Jazzy, Simon, Christy and her sister, Julie.
Sincerest condolences to her family, friends and all at Art's Sake who were touched by her passion, creativity and love of what it means to be an artist.
Memorial arrangements will be announced in due time.
One of her final wishes is that we should have a party.
We appreciate that may be easier said than done but we think we owe it to Yvonne to at least try.
Love and light to you all.
According to her Art's Sake Facebook account thread, many did not know she was ill or about her ten month battle with cancer and neither did we. GreenRoomOrlando is sending out our condolences to the universe that now houses Yvonne's spirit.
Suhor was a leader of the Central Florida acting community. Her curriculum and guidance reached a majority of the actors in Orlando's Independent Film Scene during the last twenty years. Her core teachings were based on the Meisner technique. A quote from her website reads:
"There is no such thing as good or bad acting...
The acting is either more complete or less complete, more free or
less free, more deep or less deep. Less is not more - less is just less."
~ Yvonne Suhor
Before creating Art's Sake, Yvonne Suhor was known as a series regular playing Louise "Lou" McCloud from the series Young Riders. In an Emmy winning episode of Northern Exposure, she played Cicely. Theater credits include Steppenwolf's Grapes of Wrath and Lydia Breeze. Yvonne was a two time Jeff Award nominee.