Six Week Class Michael Chekhov Acting Technique II – Characterization – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 04/27/15 – Chicago, IL

Event Six Week Class Michael Chekhov Acting Technique II – Characterization When Monday, April 27, 2015 7:00pm – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoMichael Chekhov Acting Technique II – Characterization April 27 – June 8, 2015 No Class Memorial Day May 25 Monday evenings 7-9:30 PM

Following the work in the Essentials class, we will focus on how to create dynamic characters, working with the imagination and Chekhov’s tools, developing a character and working on short scenes. A perfect class for developing a role you are preparing for a show or audition.

Workshops and classes are taught by Dawn Arnold, Certified Michael Chekhov Teaching Artist and assisted by Alicia Hall.

Class fee: $240/ $180 Studio Members* Pay Plan available.
*Purchase a Studio Member Card and enjoy discounted fees for a year.

For more information:
http://www.movingdock.org/site/workshops-and-events/​
To register, email us at
info@movingdock.org​

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Weekend Intensive – Chekhov Acting Technique – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 04/17/15 – Chicago, IL

Event Weekend Intensive – Chekhov Acting Technique When Friday, April 17, 2015 10:00am – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoWeekend Intensive Workshop – Chekhov Acting Technique April 17 & 18, 2015 Friday, 10-4 PM and Saturday 10-4 PM Both days w/lunch break Four concentrated sessions for actors and teachers in one great weekend retreat. Each Weekend Intensive includes an overview of essentials of the technique and exploration with the gem of the technique; the ‘Psychological Gesture’, the dynamic secret that ignites the inner life of your acting. New to the Chekhov Technique? This is a good way to begin. These intensive workshops are a foundation for further study and a fresh experience for continuing students of the Chekhov method.

An ongoing theme for our Studio is the interplay between the creative, freeing technique of Michael Chekhov and the plays and stories of Anton Chekhov. Sharing our love of this artistic theme, we will work with characters and scenes from some of Anton Chekhov’s short stories as we explore the actor’s creative process.

Fee: $160/ $120 Studio Members*
For info: http://www.movingdock.org/site/workshops-and-events/
To Register – Email info@movingdock.org

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SWAN DAY CELEBRATION – Open Rehearsal and Discussion of our Work-in-Progress, The Anton Chekhov Book Club – Moving Dock Theatre Co @Christian Community Church – 03/28/15 – Chicago, Illinois

Event SWAN DAY CELEBRATION – Open Rehearsal and Discussion of our Work-in-Progress, The Anton Chekhov Book Club When Saturday, March 28, 2015 2:00pm – Free Event – All Ages Where Moving Dock Theatre Co @Christian Community Church (map) 2135 W Wilson Chicago, Illinois 60625 Other InfoCelebrate SWAN Day with Moving Dock Theatre Company! Saturday, March 28, 2015, is the 8th International SWAN Day. SWAN Day – Support Women Artists Now Day – is an international holiday designed to showcase the power and diversity of women’s creativity. Moving Dock Theatre Company’s core of women artists are celebrating by creating a new work for theatre and we invite you to join us at 2 PM for a free Open Rehearsal and Discussion of our work-in-progress, The Anton Chekhov Book Club. If you can’t be with us, but would like to show your support, please visit our Get Involved page to make a donation.
http://www.movingdock.org/site/get-involved-2/

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Six Week Class – Michael Chekhov Acting Technique I – Essentials – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 03/16/15 – Chicago, IL

Event Six Week Class – Michael Chekhov Acting Technique I – Essentials When Monday, March 16, 2015 7:00pm – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoSix Week Classes Michael Chekhov Acting Technique I – Essentials March 16 – April 20, 2015 Monday evenings 7-9:30 PM

Begin your study of the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique with this six week class. We will cover the essential concepts of the Chekhov Technique found in Chekhov’s book, To The Actor. This class can be repeated by actors wishing to continue to develop their ability towards mastery and by theatre teachers gaining understanding of these principles for their teaching.

- Experience the dynamic principles of the technique while exploring effective tools for the actor: qualities, energies (inner action), sensations, rhythms, centers, and psychological gestures.

- Develop your instrument – body and voice – finding ease, movement ability, creative freedom and focus. The Chekhov Technique is movement based, making connections between mind and body, knowing and doing.

- Learn Chekhov’s creative, improvisational process for exploring and developing a role. Actors will be applying the technique to a character of their choice as well as playing with short improv scenes.
All our continuing classes and special workshops are built on this foundational course.

This class is taught by Dawn Arnold, assisted by Alicia Hall

Fee: $240/ $180 Studio Members*
Pay Plan available. Ask when registering.
http://www.movingdock.org/site/workshops-and-events/
Email the Studio at info@movingdock.org to register.

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Weekend Intensive – Chekhov Acting Technique – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 03/13/15 – Chicago, IL

Event Weekend Intensive – Chekhov Acting Technique When Friday, March 13, 2015 10:00am – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoWeekend Intensive Workshop – Chekhov Acting Technique March 13 & 14, 2015 Friday, 10-4 PM and Saturday 10-4 PM Both days w/lunch break Four concentrated sessions for actors and teachers in one great weekend retreat. Each Weekend Intensive includes an overview of essentials of the technique and exploration with the gem of the technique; the ‘Psychological Gesture’, the dynamic secret that ignites the inner life of your acting. New to the Chekhov Technique? This is a good way to begin. These intensive workshops are a foundation for further study and a fresh experience for continuing students of the Chekhov method.

An ongoing theme for our Studio is the simpatico relationship between the technique of Michael Chekhov and the plays and stories of Anton Chekhov. Sharing our love of this artistic theme, we will work with characters and scenes from some of Anton Chekhov’s short stories as we explore the actor’s creative process.

Fee: $160/ $120 Studio Members*
For info: http://www.movingdock.org/site/workshops-and-events/
To Register – Email info@movingdock.org

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Free Workshop – Discovering the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 02/28/15 – Chicago, IL

Event Free Workshop – Discovering the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique When Saturday, February 28, 2015 10:00am – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoYou are invited to a FREE WORKSHOP Discover the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique Saturday, February 28, 2015 10 AM-12:30 PM Workshop Venue:
Chekhov Studio Chicago atThe Christian Community Church
2135 W Wilson, Chicago, IL 60657

Sign up by emailing us at Chekhov Studio Chicago – info@movingdock.org

If you are an actor, singing actor, theatre teacher, or director curious about the
Michael Chekhov Acting Technique this is a great opportunity for you to try it out!
Chekhov Teaching Artist, Dawn Arnold, will introduce you to Chekhov’s inspired
ideas about the actor’s creative process and how a Chekhov class works. You will
be introduced to the tools of the Chekhov Technique while working on yourself as
an actor and working on a character from a play or film. You may participate or
observe.

Dawn Arnold is Artistic Director of The Moving Dock Theatre Company and
founder of Chekhov Studio Chicago. She is on the faculty of the Michael Chekhov
Association (MICHA) and Michael Chekhov Acting Studio New York, and a guest
Teaching Artist bringing the Chekhov Technique to colleges, schools, and theatre
companies.
Join us for an active session of on your feet exploration, art, and fun! Experience
the Chekhov Technique, ask questions, and find out more about our workshops
and classes at Chekhov Studio Chicago.

For more informations visit http://www.movingdock.org/site/workshops-and-events/

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Six Week Class Michael Chekhov Acting Technique – Monologues – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 01/26/15 – Chicago, IL

Event Six Week Class Michael Chekhov Acting Technique – Monologues When Monday, January 26, 2015 7:00pm – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoMichael Chekhov Acting Technique III – Monologues January 26 – March 2, 2015 Monday evenings 7-9:30 PM A continued exploration of the technique, focused on developing monologues. Of course you need them for auditions, but monologues are so much more. We will choose and then delve into monologues from theatre, film, or other sources, creating “little works of art” and gaining confidence in performing them.
The class is taught by Dawn Arnold, Certified Michael Chekhov Teaching Artist and assisted by Alicia Hall.

Previous study of Chekhov Technique required for this class.

Class fee: $240/ $180 Studio Members* Pay Plan available.
*Purchase a Studio Member Card and enjoy discounted fees for a year.

For more information:
http://www.movingdock.org/site/workshops-and-events/​
To register, email us at
info@movingdock.org​

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Six Week Class – Michael Chekhov Acting Technique Essentials – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 01/06/15 – Chicago, IL

Event Six Week Class – Michael Chekhov Acting Technique Essentials When Tuesday, January 6, 2015 7:00pm – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoWinter 2015 Six Week Session – Essentials January 6 – February 10, 2015 Tuesday evenings 7-9:30 PM Begin your study of the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique with this six week class taught by Artistic Director, Dawn Arnold and assisted by Alicia Hall. We will cover the essential tools of the Chekhov Technique as found in Chekhov’s book, To The Actor.

- Study the dynamic principles of the technique while exploring effective tools for the actor: qualities, energies (inner action), sensations, rhythms, gestures, centers, and more.

- Develop your instrument – body and voice – finding ease, movement ability, creative freedom and focus.

- Learn Chekhov’s creative, improvisational process for exploring and developing a role.

All our continuing classes and special workshops are built on this foundational course. Continuing students can take this course again to refresh their grasp of the principles and gain mastery.

Fee: $240/ $180 Studio Members*
Pay Plan available. Ask when registering.
http://www.movingdock.org/site/workshops-and-events/
Email the Studio at info@movingdock.org to register.

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Weekend Intensive Workshop in Chekhov Technique – Leaps of Imagination – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 12/05/14 – Chicago, IL

Event Weekend Intensive Workshop in Chekhov Technique – Leaps of Imagination When Friday, December 5, 2014 7:00pm – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoWeekend Intensive Workshop Leaps of Imagination: Imagining the Character and their World December 5 & 6, 2014 Friday, 7-10 PM and Saturday 9:30 – 3:30 PM

For Actors, Singers, and Theatre Teachers – Spend a weekend in the Chekhov Studio!

We became actors to enter imagined worlds. Chekhov’s approach works with our imaginations, giving us a process that makes our imaginings actable. This workshop will be focused on how to rely on our creative imaginations to develop our characters as we do that all important solo prep work for rehearsals and performances.

This could be your first Chekhov workshop or perhaps your twentieth! We welcome our Chekhov colleagues as well as actors, singers, and teachers experiencing Chekhov Technique for the first time.
You do not need to have previous experience with the Chekhov Technique to take this Intensive.

Taught by ChekhovTeaching Artist, Dawn Arnold.

Fee: $125/$90 Studio Members* Email info@movingdock.org to Register.

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Giving Tuesday #IlGiveBig Fundraising Day – Moving Dock Theatre Co / Chekhov Studio Chicago – 12/02/14 – Chicago, IL

Event Giving Tuesday #IlGiveBig Fundraising Day When Tuesday, December 2, 2014 TBD – Go to this page to make your Donation! – All Ages Where Private Venue Other InfoOn #GivingTuesday, December 2, 2014, nonprofits, families, businesses, and students around the world come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. In Illinois, Donors Forum is coordinating this initiative with this bold goal: $12 million raised by Illinois nonprofits from 100,000 individual donors — in one day. This initiative is called #ILGiveBig.

Moving Dock Theatre Company/ Chekhov Studio Chicago is participating! You can be a part of this day of giving by making a donation online by clicking on the Donate button on our Get Involved page and let us know that your donation is for #IlGiveBigChekhovStudioChicago.

By clicking on our Donate button or sending your donation to our mailing address*, your contribution goes directly to our company. We will then report to Donors Forum how we have been supported this #Giving Tuesday. Be sure to spread the word to your friends and encourage them to participate! Together we will make #Giving Tuesday a big success.

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