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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MICHAEL CHEKHOV ACTING TECHNIQUE – CONTINUING CLASS – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 09/18/17 – Chicago, IL

Event MICHAEL CHEKHOV ACTING TECHNIQUE – CONTINUING CLASS When Monday, September 18, 2017 7:00pm – Email to register – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoChekhov Continuing Class Twelve Week Course plus Studio Showcase Taught by Michael Chekhov Association affiliated faculty and Moving Dock Theatre Company Artistic Director, Dawn Arnold

September 18 – December 4, 2017*
Mondays 7:00 – 9:30PM
Showcase – Monday, December 11 at 8:00PM
Actor call time for showcase 7:00PM

Actors who have taken the Essentials course at Chekhov Studio Chicago or a similar class elsewhere can join our Continuing Class. 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 who are continuing their study and want to work more with the essentials can take both courses to create their own Immersion semester.

Twelve Week Course fees:

$480 / $360 Studio Members*
Discount for taking both Essentials and Continuing Class:
$765 / $575 Studio Members*

*Purchase a Studio Member Card and enjoy discounted fees for a year.
​Pay Plan available. Ask when registering.
To register, contact the Studio at info@movingdock.org

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MICHAEL CHEKHOV ACTING TECHNIQUE CLASS – ESSENTIALS – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 09/12/17 – Chicago, IL

Event MICHAEL CHEKHOV ACTING TECHNIQUE CLASS – ESSENTIALS When Tuesday, September 12, 2017 7:00pm – Email to register – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoChekhov Technique Essentials Twelve Week Course plus Studio Showcase Taught by Michael Chekhov Association affiliated faculty and Moving Dock Theatre Company Artistic Director, Dawn Arnold

September 12 – December 5, 2017*
Tuesdays 7:00 – 9:30PM
Showcase – Monday, December 11 at 8:00PM
Actor call time for showcase 7:00PM
*Note – no class on October 31

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

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. Selections of these creative explorations will be performed in the showcase at the end of the course.

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*
Discount for taking both Essentials and Continuing Class:
$765 / $575 Studio Members*

*Purchase a Studio Member Card and enjoy discounted fees for a year.
​Pay Plan available. Ask when registering.
To register, contact the Studio at info@movingdock.org

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FREE WORKSHOP – Meet the Michael Chekhov Technique – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 09/09/17 – Chicago, IL

Event FREE WORKSHOP – Meet the Michael Chekhov Technique When Saturday, September 9, 2017 11:00am – RSVP at info@movingdock.org – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoFREE WORKSHOP – Meet the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique Saturday, September 9, 2017 11:00AM – 1:00 PM To attend, RSVP at info@movingdock.org

You are invited to visit us at our workshop space in Lincoln Square, learn about the Chekhov Technique, find out how it works and why we love it.

Our special art form is workshops – the art that breathes life into performance. We welcome actors, singers, theatre teachers, directors, and curious audience members. You may know something about Chekhov Technique or nothing at all. You may wonder how workshops like these can improve your art. There will be an actual workshop for you to participate or observe, demonstrations, and discussion.

Workshop will be taught by Artistic Director, Dawn Arnold. Ensemble Members of Moving Dock Theatre Company will be on hand to participate and answer questions.

Join us for this fun, free event to find out more about our artistic mission and see what it is we do in our many workshops at Chekhov Studio Chicago.

For more information – http://www.movingdock.org/site/workshops-and-events/
To sign up – Email us at info@movingdock.org

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EXPLORING THE SCENE THE CHEKHOV WAY INTENSIVE – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 08/03/17 – Chicago, IL

Event EXPLORING THE SCENE THE CHEKHOV WAY INTENSIVE When Thursday, August 3, 2017 10:00am – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoTHE CHEKHOV EXPERIENCE A SERIES OF THREE DAY INTENSIVES IN MICHAEL CHEKHOV ACTING TECHNIQUE Taught by Chekhov Master Teacher, Dawn Arnold May 11-13 Exploring the Psychological Gesture
June 8-10 Character and their Relationships
July 20-22 The Psychological Gesture and Text
August 3-5 Exploring the Scene the Chekhov Way

Workshop Venue: 2135 W Wilson, Chicago, IL, 60625

EXPLORING THE SCENE THE CHEKHOV WAY
August 3-5, 2017
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
10:00AM – 4:00PM with lunch break each day

Having laid a foundation of character development, the Chekhov Technique takes actors and directors to new places in his approach to the scene. Working on selected scenes and improvisations, we will create the world of the play with it’s atmospheres and explore how to give and receive more fully though our understanding of gestures and radiating.

Three Day Intensive Workshop fees:
$240 / $180 Studio Members*
Discount for taking two or more summer intensives:
$225 / $165 Studio Members*
*Buy a Studio Member Card ($100) and enjoy discounted class and workshop fees for a year.
Contact us at info@movingdock.org for more info and to register.

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PSYCHOLOGICAL GESTURES AND TEXT INTENSIVE – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 07/20/17 – Chicago, IL

Event PSYCHOLOGICAL GESTURES AND TEXT INTENSIVE When Thursday, July 20, 2017 10:00am – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoTHE CHEKHOV EXPERIENCE A SERIES OF THREE DAY INTENSIVES IN MICHAEL CHEKHOV ACTING TECHNIQUE Taught by Chekhov Master Teacher, Dawn Arnold May 11-13 Exploring the Psychological Gesture
June 8-10 Character and their Relationships
July 20-22 The Psychological Gesture and Text
August 3-5 Exploring the Scene the Chekhov Way

Workshop Venue: 2135 W Wilson, Chicago, IL, 60625

PSYCHOLOGICAL GESTURES AND TEXT
July 20-22, 2017
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
10:00AM – 4:00PM with lunch break each day

Dig deeper into your text! What meaning is there? In this workshop we will unpack the text through the discovery process of the Chekhov Technique. Working with psychological gestures, we will explore selected monologues and scenes, expanding our perceptions of our character and the dramatic moment.

This workshop is for any actor or singer who has had some previous Chekhov study and for actors continuing their mastery of the Chekhov approach.

Three Day Intensive Workshop fees:
$240 / $180 Studio Members*
Discount for taking two or more summer intensives:
$225 / $165 Studio Members*
*Buy a Studio Member Card ($100) and enjoy discounted class and workshop fees for a year.
Contact us at info@movingdock.org for more info and to register.

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CHEKHOV ESSENTIALS FOR THE TEEN ACTOR – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 07/12/17 – Chicago, IL

Event CHEKHOV ESSENTIALS FOR THE TEEN ACTOR When Wednesday, July 12, 2017 10:00am – Teens 13 – 17 Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoCHEKHOV ESSENTIALS FOR THE TEEN ACTOR Summer Intensive for Ages 13-17 July 12 – July 15 10 am – 4 pm each day with lunch break

Join ensemble members Alicia Hall and Ginger Schmidt in exploring Chekhov training essentials throughout this special four day teen summer intensive. Emerging actors will learn to bring characters to life in scene work by accessing the building blocks and foundations essential to the Chekhov technique, including psychological gestures and qualities.

Workshop fee: $280, includes all printed materials
Some scholarships are available for this unique training experience.
Contact Chekhov Studio Chicago at Ginger_Schmidt@movingdock.org to register.

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CHARACTER AND RELATIONSHIP INTENSIVE – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 06/08/17 – Chicago, IL

Event CHARACTER AND RELATIONSHIP INTENSIVE When Thursday, June 8, 2017 10:00am – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoTHE CHEKHOV EXPERIENCE A SERIES OF THREE DAY INTENSIVES IN MICHAEL CHEKHOV ACTING TECHNIQUE Taught by Chekhov Master Teacher, Dawn Arnold May 11-13 Exploring the Psychological Gesture
June 8-10 Character and their Relationships
July 20-22 The Psychological Gesture and Text
August 3-5 Exploring the Scene the Chekhov Way

Workshop Venue: 2135 W Wilson, Chicago, IL, 60625
Contact us at info@movingdock.org for more info and to register.

CHARACTER AND THEIR RELATIONSHIPS
June 8-10, 2017
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
10:00AM – 4:00PM with lunch break each day

An in-depth look at Chekhov’s tools for creating dynamic, three-dimensional characters. Working with improvisations, we will look first at how archetypes can help us understand the character’s nature. With Chekhov’s tools for characterization, we will explore the core of the character and their relationships in short scripted scenes. This workshop is for any actor or singer who has had some previous Chekhov study and for actors continuing their mastery of the Chekhov approach.

Three Day Intensive Workshop fees:
$240 / $180 Studio Members*
Discount for taking two or more summer intensives:
$225 / $165 Studio Members*
*Buy a Studio Member Card ($100) and enjoy discounted class and workshop fees for a year.
Contact us at info@movingdock.org for more info and to register.
http://www.movingdock.org/site/workshops-and-events/

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EXPLORING THE PSYCHOLOGICAL GESTURE INTENSIVE – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 05/11/17 – Chicago, IL

Event EXPLORING THE PSYCHOLOGICAL GESTURE INTENSIVE When Thursday, May 11, 2017 10:00am – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other Info THE CHEKHOV EXPERIENCE A SERIES OF THREE DAY INTENSIVES IN MICHAEL CHEKHOV ACTING TECHNIQUE Taught by Chekhov Master Teacher, Dawn Arnold May 11-13 Exploring the Psychological Gesture
June 8-10 The Character and their Relationships
July 20-22 The Psychological Gesture and Text
August 3-5 Exploring the Scene the Chekhov Way

Workshop Venue: 2135 W Wilson, Chicago, IL, 60625
Contact us at info@movingdock.org for more info and to register.

EXPLORING THE PSYCHOLOGICAL GESTURE
May 11-13, 2017
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
10:00AM – 4:00PM with lunch break each day

New to Chekhov? This is a great way to begin.

Three concentrated days for actors and singers to focus on the gem of the Chekhov Technique, the Psychological Gesture, Chekhov’s brilliant tool for grasping the character, awakening the inner life, and expressing the character’s intentions, or will. As Michael Chekhov explains in his book, To the Actor,

“The Psychological Gesture stirs our will power, gives it a definite direction, awakens feelings, and gives us a condensed version of the character.”

This workshop can be taken by those new to Chekhov as well as those continuing their journey towards mastery. Actors and singers will work on roles of their choice as we explore the essence of the character.

Three Day Intensive Workshop fees:
$240 / $180 Studio Members*
Discount for taking two or more summer intensives:
$225 / $165 Studio Members*
*Buy a Studio Member Card ($100) and enjoy discounted class and workshop fees for a year.
Contact us at info@movingdock.org for more info and to register.
http://www.movingdock.org/site/workshops-and-events/

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