THE ACTOR INTERACTS SUMMER INTENSIVE WORKSHOP – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 08/23/18 – Chicago, IL

Event THE ACTOR INTERACTS SUMMER INTENSIVE WORKSHOP When Thursday, August 23, 2018 10:00am – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoSummer Intensive Workshop at Chekhov Studio Chicago THE ACTOR INTERACTS August 23-25, 2018 Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10:00AM – 4:00PM with lunch break each day Our summer Intensive workshops are three concentrated days to explore facets of the Chekhov Technique. This workshop is focused on Objectives, Relationships, Radiating and Receiving.

All the summer workshops will include preparing the Actor’s Body and working with the Psychological Gesture. Actors and theatre teachers new to Chekhov and those continuing their Chekhov journey can enjoy any of these workshops.

Workshop Venue:
Chekhov Studio Chicago @ Christian Community Church
2135 W Wilson Chicago, Il 60625

Three Day Intensive Workshop fees:
$240 / $180 Studio Members*
Discount for taking two or more summer intensives:
$225 / $165 Studio Members* 

To register email us at info@movingdock.org

Other workshops in this series:

May 24-26
The Actor in Motion
Qualities, Sensations, Atmospheres

June 7-9
The Actor Transforms
Centers, Imaginary Body, Archetypes

July 19-21
The Actor Speaks
Approaching the text

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THE ACTOR SPEAKS SUMMER INTENSIVE WOWRKSHOP – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 07/19/18 – Chicago, IL

Event THE ACTOR SPEAKS SUMMER INTENSIVE WOWRKSHOP When Thursday, July 19, 2018 10:00am – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoSummer Intensive Workshop at Chekhov Studio Chicago THE ACTOR SPEAKS July 19-21, 2018 Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10:00AM – 4:00PM with lunch break each day Our summer Intensive workshops are three concentrated days to explore facets of the Chekhov Technique. This workshop is focused on approaching the text.

All the summer workshops will include preparing the Actor’s Body and working with the Psychological Gesture. Actors and theatre teachers new to Chekhov and those continuing their Chekhov journey can enjoy any of these workshops.

Workshop Venue:
Chekhov Studio Chicago @ Christian Community Church
2135 W Wilson Chicago, Il 60625

Three Day Intensive Workshop fees:
$240 / $180 Studio Members*
Discount for taking two or more summer intensives:
$225 / $165 Studio Members* 

To register email us at info@movingdock.org

Other workshops in this series:

May 24-26
The Actor in Motion
Qualities, Sensations, Atmospheres

June 7-9
The Actor Transforms
Centers, Imaginary Body, Archetypes

August 23-25
The Actor Interacts
Objectives, Relationships, Radiating and Receiving

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THE ACTOR TRANSFORMS SUMER INTENSIVE WORKSHOP – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 06/07/18 – Chicago, IL

Event THE ACTOR TRANSFORMS SUMER INTENSIVE WORKSHOP When Thursday, June 7, 2018 10:00am – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoSummer Intensive Workshop at Chekhov Studio Chicago THE ACTOR TRANSFORMS June 7-9, 2018 Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10:00AM – 4:00PM with lunch break each day Our summer Intensive workshops are three concentrated days to explore facets of the Chekhov Technique. This workshop is focused on Centers, Imaginary Body, Archetypes.

All the summer workshops will include preparing the Actor’s Body and working with the Psychological Gesture. Actors and theatre teachers new to Chekhov and those continuing their Chekhov journey can enjoy any of these workshops.

Workshop Venue:
Chekhov Studio Chicago @ Christian Community Church
2135 W Wilson Chicago, Il 60625

Three Day Intensive Workshop fees:
$240 / $180 Studio Members*
Discount for taking two or more summer intensives:
$225 / $165 Studio Members* 

To register email us at info@movingdock.org

Other workshops in this series:

May 24-26
The Actor in Motion
Qualities, Sensations, Atmospheres

July 19-21
The Actor Speaks
Approaching the text

August 23-25
The Actor Interacts
Objectives, Relationships, Radiating and Receiving

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Audition Monologue Lab – Six Week Class – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 05/01/18 – Chicago, IL

Event Audition Monologue Lab – Six Week Class When Tuesday, May 1, 2018 7:00pm – Graduating HS students welcome – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoAudition Monologue Lab Six Week Class Tuesdays, May 1 – June 5, 2018 Tuesdays 7:00 – 9:30PM Work with the tools of the Chekhov Technique to develop dynamic monologues for your upcoming auditions.
You know you always need new monologues ready to go when the opportunities arise. Overcome procrastination with the help of a professional coach, the Chekhov Technique, and supportive colleagues. Choose and prepare several contrasting pieces to add to your portfolio. Singers can also work on acting songs for musical auditions.

PUT IT TOGETHER!
Work on your actor body and technique on Mondays and your audition monologues on Tuesdays in the Audition Lab Class. Take both classes together to get focused. Actors will benefit from relating the work of these two classes and making the extra commitment to their artistic and professional development.

Class fees:
Six Week Class $240/$180 Studio Members*
Discount for taking both classes: $400/$300 Studio Members*
Payment plans available.
http://www.movingdock.org/site/workshops-and-events/
Register by emailing info@movingdock.org
Chekhov Studio Chicago Workshop Venue
2135 W Wilson Chicago, IL 60625

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Introduction to the Chekhov Technique Six Week Class – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 04/30/18 – Chicago, IL

Event Introduction to the Chekhov Technique Six Week Class When Monday, April 30, 2018 7:00pm – Graduating HS students welcome – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoIntroduction to the Chekhov Technique Six Week Class Mondays 7:00 – 9:30PM April 30 – June 11, 2018*
*Note- No class on Memorial Day

The Actor’s Essential Questions
Begin, refresh, or continue your study of the essential tools of the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique as found in Chekhov’s book, To The Actor. This six week class will introduce you to the principles and process of the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique. Develop the Actor’s Body, discover how to awaken inner connections, and ask the questions that bring a character to life.
Actors will work as an ensemble, with partners, and with solo concentration. Throughout the sessions, short scenes will be created out of improvisations. Actors will work with monologues from a play, film script, or musical, looking at text analysis in an engaged way and developing characters.
PUT IT TOGETHER!
Work on your actor body and technique on Mondays and your audition monologues on Tuesdays in the Audition Lab Class. Take both classes together to get focused. Actors will benefit from relating the work of these two classes and making the extra commitment to their artistic and professional development.

Class fees:
Six Week Class $240/$180 Studio Members*
Discount for taking both classes: $400/$300 Studio Members*
Payment plans available.
http://www.movingdock.org/site/workshops-and-events/
Register by emailing info@movingdock.org
Chekhov Studio Chicago Workshop Venue
2135 W Wilson Chicago, IL 60625

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STUDIO SHOWCASE – Free Event! – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 04/15/18 – Chicago, IL

Event STUDIO SHOWCASE – Free Event! When Sunday, April 15, 2018 7:00pm – Free event – No reservations required. – All Ages Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoChekhov Studio Chicago Winter Studio Showcase Sunday evening, April 15, 2018 at 7PM What’s funny about that? Winter Session Continuing Class performs comedic scenes rehearsed through the process of the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique. Join us for a short, fun evening. This is a great way to get acquainted with Chekhov Studio Chicago and ask questions about the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique.

Free event – No reservations required.

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Rehearsing the Scene with Chekhov Technique Class and Showcase – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 01/23/18 – Chicago, IL

Event Rehearsing the Scene with Chekhov Technique Class and Showcase When Tuesday, January 23, 2018 7:00pm – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoRehearsing the Scene with Chekhov Technique Twelve Week Course January 23 – April 10, 2018 Tuesdays 7:00 – 9:30PM Showcase – Tuesday, April 10 at 8:00PM
Actor call time for showcase 7:00PM

Embrace the possibilities of working with the tools of the Chekhov Technique in rehearsing scenes and developing characters to perform. This course will continue the study of Chekhov’s principles, tailored to the participants, and add to the foundational concepts with the more advanced ideas found in the Chart of Inspired Acting in Chekhov’s book, On the Technique of Acting.

Actors will work on a play together, going deeper in explorations for characterization, relationship interaction, atmospheres, sensations, composition, and more. Selected scenes from this study will be performed in the Studio Showcase at the end of the course.

Actors new to Chekhov Technique MUST take Essentials concurrently if they wish to take Rehearsing the Scene this semester.

Winter Immersion
Combine your study of the Chekhov Technique Essentials with Rehearsing the Scene. Both classes will be studying the same play.

The tools of the Chekhov Technique studied in the Essentials class will find application in the Rehearsal class and visa versa. Technique will not to taught in the Rehearsal class, though it will be applied, so actors wanting to continue to develop their grasp of the tools can include that study while working on application. Actors will benefit from relating the work of these two classes and making the extra commitment to their artistic and professional development.

Twelve Week Course fees:
$480 / $360 Studio Members*

Discount for taking both Essentials and Rehearsing the Scene:
$795 / $595 Studio Members*
Payment plan available.
To register contact Chekhov Studio Chicago at info@movingdock.org

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MICHAEL CHEKHOV ACTING TECHNIQUE CLASS – ESSENTIALS – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 01/22/18 – Chicago, IL

Event MICHAEL CHEKHOV ACTING TECHNIQUE CLASS – ESSENTIALS When Monday, January 22, 2018 7:00pm – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoChekhov Technique Essentials Twelve Week Course January 22 – April 9, 2018 Mondays 7:00 – 9:30PM Chekhov Studio Chicago Workshop Venue Christian Community Church
2135 W Wilson Chicago, IL 60625

More info
http://www.movingdock.org/site/workshops-and-events/
To register, email info@movingdock.org

Act Truthfully, Transform Imaginatively
Begin your study of the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique with the Essentials of the Chekhov Technique as found in Chekhov’s book, To The Actor.

- Study the dynamic principles for the actor
- Develop your instrument – body and voice
- Learn Chekhov’s creative, improvisational process
- Learn the tools of the technique including the Psychological Gesture

The essentials of the Chekhov Technique, such as the four brothers (sense of ease, sense of form, sense of beauty, sense of the whole); giving and receiving, expansion and contraction, qualities of movement, centers, sensations, the three sisters (falling, floating, balancing); atmosphere; archetype, and psychological gesture, prepare the actor in mind and body to do their best work and enlarge their scope of the art of the actor.

Actors will work as an ensemble, with partners, and with solo concentration. Throughout the sessions, short scenes will be created out of improvisations. Actors will also work with a play, looking at text analysis in an engaged way and developing characters.

All our continuing classes and special workshops are built on this foundational course.​ Actors who have studied Chekhov previously may take this course to refresh their understanding of these valuable lessons.

Twelve Week Course fees:
$480 / $360 Studio Members*
*Studio Membership is $100 for a year of discounted fees.
Payment plan available
To register, email info@movingdock.org

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CHEKHOV STUDIO CHICAGO – FALL STUDIO SHOWCASE – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 12/11/17 – Chicago, IL

Event CHEKHOV STUDIO CHICAGO – FALL STUDIO SHOWCASE When Monday, December 11, 2017 8:00pm – Free event. No reservation necessary. – All Ages Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoChekhov Studio Chicago Fall Studio Showcase Monday, December 11, 2017 at 8PM FREE Event No reservation necessary

Join us for the culmination of our fall courses in Michael Chekhov Acting Technique. Scenes and solo pieces will be performed by actors from the Essentials Course and the Continuing Class.

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The Actor Takes an Image Weekend Workshop at the Art Institute of Chicago – Art Institute Chicago – 12/01/17 – Chicago, Illinois

Event The Actor Takes an Image Weekend Workshop at the Art Institute of Chicago When Friday, December 1, 2017 7:00pm – All Ages Where Art Institute Chicago (map) 111 S Michigan Ave Chicago, Illinois, United States 60603 Other InfoThe Actor Takes an Image Workshop at the Art Institute of Chicago December 1 and 2, 2017
Friday 7-9:30 PM at Chekhov Studio Chicago and
Saturday, 10:30-4 at Art Institute of Chicago

Email Chekhov Studio Chicago at info@movingdock.org to sign up for this exciting event.

Images play a large part in the art of the actor. Whether we are trying to see an imagined place or incorporate an idea of the nature of a character, we can ‘take’ images into our acting. The Chekhov Technique gives us means for taking images, but what images? Why not be influenced by other artists?

Friday we meet at Chekhov Studio Chicago at 7PM learning ways to ‘take’ images into our acting.

Christian Community Church
2135 W Wilson Chicago, IL 60625

Saturday we will meet and enter the Art Institute at 10:30AM
Art Institute Chicago
111 South Michigan Ave Chicago, IL 60603

and spend the day examining how artists have expressed character, dramatic action through gesture, atmosphere, and more and then explore how we can ‘take an image’ to work with it in acting.

We will take a lunch break at the Museum Cafe and then continue until 4PM. You might choose to continue to enjoy the museum until it closes at 5PM.

Not yet a Chekhov Technique Actor? Not an actor but interested to look through the actor’s lens at images of art? Delighted to have you join us for this special Weekend Intensive.

This workshop is led by Dawn Arnold, Artistic Director of Moving Dock Theatre and Chekhov Technique Teaching Artist at Chekhov Studio Chicago.

Email Chekhov Studio Chicago at info@movingdock.org to sign up for this exciting event.

Workshop Fee: $75/$60 Studio Member (Paid to Moving Dock Theatre Company)
You can pay the workshop fee at http://www.movingdock.org/site/get-involved-2/

Admission fee for the Art Institute:
Museum Entrance Fee: $25, Chicago Resident $20, Illinois Resident $22. There are discounts for Educators and People with valid Student ID’s. Find out more as well as directions and parking info on their site:
http://www.artic.edu/visit

More about workshops and classes at Chekhov Studio Chicago
http://www.movingdock.org/site/workshops-and-events/

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