August Workshop – THE CORE OF THE CHARACTER – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 08/10/16 – Chicago, IL

Event August Workshop – THE CORE OF THE CHARACTER When Wednesday, August 10, 2016 10:00am – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other Info The gem of the Chekhov Technique, the Psychological Gesture, is a simple tool infinite possibilities. Chekhov speaks of it himself as, “…a very big door”.

This August we will offer two one day workshops which can be taken together for an in-depth look both at the process of the technique (for teaching the Psychological Gesture) and for ways to bring it into role development and rehearsal process. The first workshop on August 9 focuses on the PG technique and applications. The second workshop on August 10 explores archetypes for characters and the Psychological Gestures that get us to the core of our characters. These workshops are taught by Chekhov Master Teacher, Dawn Arnold.

Both workshops are 10-4 with a lunch break.

Workshop fee:
Both workshops together – $165/$125 Studio Member Rate*
Single Workshop – $95/$75 Studio Member Rate*
Workshops are at Chekhov Studio Chicago@Christian Community Church
2135 W Wilson, Chicago, IL 60625
For more information and to register email info@movingdock.org

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August Workshop – THE PSYCHOLOGICAL GESTURE – ONE GREAT TOOL, MANY WAYS TO USE IT – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 08/09/16 – Chicago, IL

Event August Workshop – THE PSYCHOLOGICAL GESTURE – ONE GREAT TOOL, MANY WAYS TO USE IT When Tuesday, August 9, 2016 10:00am – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoThe gem of the Chekhov Technique, the Psychological Gesture, is a simple tool infinite possibilities. Chekhov speaks of it himself as, “…a very big door”.

This August we will offer two one day workshops which can be taken together for an in-depth look both at the process of the technique (for teaching the Psychological Gesture) and for ways to bring it into role development and rehearsal process. The first workshop on August 9 focuses on the PG technique and applications. The second workshop on August 10 explores archetypes for characters and the Psychological Gestures that get us to the core of our characters. These workshops are taught by Chekhov Master Teacher, Dawn Arnold.

Both workshops are 10-4 with a lunch break.

Workshop fee:
Both workshops together – $165/$125 Studio Member Rate*
Single Workshop – $95/$75 Studio Member Rate*
Workshops are at Chekhov Studio Chicago@Christian Community Church
2135 W Wilson, Chicago, IL 60625
For more information and to register email info@movingdock.org

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July Three Day Intensive – CHEKHOV ON CHEKHOV – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 07/14/16 – Chicago, IL

Event July Three Day Intensive – CHEKHOV ON CHEKHOV When Thursday, July 14, 2016 10:00am – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoJULY THREE DAY INTENSIVE CHEKHOV ON CHEKHOV WORKING ON SCENES FROM ANTON CHEKHOV WITH THE MICHAEL CHEKHOV ACTING TECHNIQUE July 14 – 16, 2016
Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10:00AM – 4:00PM with lunch break each day

As Moving Dock Theatre Company’s Ensemble prepares for this summers production of The Anton Chekhov Book Club, we invite actors and teachers to join us for an exploration of characters and scenes from Anton Chekhov’s plays and stories with the technique of Michael Chekhov. Anton’s character driven dramas were made for his nephew’s imaginative and revealing tools for characterization. We will develop some of these characters, work on scenes, and inhabit the unique world of Anton Chekhov.

Workshop fee:
$240 / $180 Studio Members*
EMAIL us for more info about Studio Membership and how to register – info@movingdock.org

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ART OF THE ACTOR FIVE DAY INTENSIVE – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 06/14/16 – Chicago, IL

Event ART OF THE ACTOR FIVE DAY INTENSIVE When Tuesday, June 14, 2016 10:00am – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoART OF THE ACTOR FIVE DAY INTENSIVE June 14-18, 2015 Tuesday – Saturday 10AM -4PM with lunch break each day and Thursday 5-9PM Five day training in the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique for actors and singers.- Develop the Actor Body in movement explorations

-Explore the essential concepts of the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique
-Create dynamic characters – and look at personas that work well for us
-Shape a solo scene with a monologue or aria/musical number
-Perform for our colleagues and invited friends
As part of our work with images and the imagination, we will visit the Chicago Art Institute on Thursday evening. These five days will be full of artistic and personal discoveries to take into your performance life.

Workshop fee:
$400 / $300 Studio Members*
Email us for more info about Studio Membership and how to register: info@movingdock.org

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May Three Day Intensive – EXPLORING THE PSYCHOLOGICAL GESTURE – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 05/26/16 – Chicago, IL

Event May Three Day Intensive – EXPLORING THE PSYCHOLOGICAL GESTURE When Thursday, May 26, 2016 10:00am – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoMay Three Day Intensive EXPLORING THE PSYCHOLOGICAL GESTURE taught by Dawn Arnold, certified Michael Chekhov Acting Technique Teacher. May 26 -28, 2016
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
10:00AM – 4:00PM with lunch break each day

Three concentrated days for actors and singers in one great retreat. This Summer Intensive will focus on the gem of the Chekhov Technique, the Psychological Gesture. Our focus will be on preparing the Actor’s Body and learning the technique of the Psychological Gesture, Chekhov’s brilliant tool for grasping the character and performing the dramatic moment. This workshop is perfect of those new to Chekhov and a great refresher for those continuing their journey in mastering the Art of the Actor with Chekhov Technique. Actors and Singers will work on roles of their choice as we explore physically and mentally the essence of the character, what moves them, and how the psychological gesture can anchor your performance.
- Learn (or refresh) the technique of the Psychological Gesture
- learn to develop characters imaginatively through a creative process using the Psychological Gesture.
- apply the Psychological Gesture to working on short scenes and a monologue or an aria or song.

Fee: $240 / $180 Studio Members* For more info about our workshops, Studio Membership, and how to register see
http://www.movingdock.org/site/workshops-and-events/
Register by emailing info@movingdock.org

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Art of the Actor Workshop at Chicago’s Art Institute – Art Institute Chicago – 03/31/16 – Chicago, Illinois

Event Art of the Actor Workshop at Chicago’s Art Institute When Thursday, March 31, 2016 5:00pm – All Ages Where Art Institute Chicago (map) 111 S Michigan Ave Chicago, Illinois, United States 60603 Other InfoArt of the Actor at the Art Institute of Chicago Thursday Evening March 31, 2016 5-8 PM Art of the Actor Workshop at Chicago’s Art Institute. Exploring images that inspire our creative work in the Art of the Actor. We will look at 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. Get your powers of concentration ready for a work-out!

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 adventure.

We will meet and enter the Art Institute at 5PM. The workshop concludes when the Museum closes at 8PM.

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. You can pay the workshop fee at http://www.movingdock.org/site/get-involved-2/

Workshop Fee: $20/$15 Studio Member
Museum Entrance Fee: Free on Thursday evenings for Illinois residents. Bring your ID.
Find more info and directions to the Art Institute at http://www.artic.edu

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Spring Class – Developing the Role – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 03/29/16 – Chicago, IL

Event Spring Class – Developing the Role When Tuesday, March 29, 2016 7:00pm – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoTHE ACTOR AT WORK: DEVELOPING THE ROLE March 29 – May 24, 2016* Eight Week Class Tuesdays 7-9:30 PM *Note – No class the week of April 11 & 12.

Get ready to act. Do you have a role coming up or are you preparing roles for performance or for an audition? In this class, Dawn Arnold will guide you to ask the leading questions and work with points of focus to enter the imagined world and realize dynamic characters. You may work on any character you choose form plays, film scripts, musical theatre, or opera.
This class can be taken by both new and continuing students of the Chekhov Technique.

Classes are taught by Dawn Arnold, Certified Michael Chekhov Teacher
Class fee:
Both Spring Classes together – $500/$380 Studio Member*
Single Class – $320/$240*
Contact us for more info about the Studio Membership and Payment Plan options.

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

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Spring Class – Developing the Scene – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 03/28/16 – Chicago, IL

Event Spring Class – Developing the Scene When Monday, March 28, 2016 7:00pm – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoSPRING SESSION THE ACTOR AT WORK: DEVELOPING THE SCENE March 28 – May 23, 2016* Eight Week Class Mondays 7-9:30 PM *Note – No class the week of April 11 & 12.

The tools of the Chekhov Technique are brought into play in this Chekhov Scene Study class as we explore short scenes as well as creative improvisations that enable us to enter the imagined world, work off our scene partners through our characterization, and bring out the power of a scene.

Actors need to have taken some Chekhov Technique previously to take this class. Email the Studio to find out more.

Classes are taught by Dawn Arnold, Certified Michael Chekhov Teacher
Class fee:
Both Spring Classes together – $500/$380 Studio Member*
Single Class – $320/$240*
Contact us for more info about the Studio Membership and Payment Plan options.

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

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WINTER SESSION – THE ART OF THE ACTOR IMMERSION – THE ACTOR\\\’S BODY AND REHEARSING THE PLAY – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 01/18/16 – Chicago, IL

Event WINTER SESSION – THE ART OF THE ACTOR IMMERSION – THE ACTOR’S BODY AND REHEARSING THE PLAY When Monday, January 18, 2016 7:00pm – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoWINTER SESSION – THE ART OF THE ACTOR THE ACTOR’S BODY AND REHEARSING THE PLAY

Eight Week Session
January 18 – March 8, 2016

Chekhov Essentials Mondays 7-9:30 PM and
Chekhov Scene Study Tuesdays 7 – 9:30 PM

Early Registration – Register by January 8 for 15% Discount
Email info@movingdock.org to register

This Winter Session we’re bringing study in Chekhov Essentials and Chekhov Scene Study together in an eight week immersion. Make deep connections and hone your acting skills.

Imagine beginning a rehearsal process the Chekhov way, working on the actor’s body and then diving into developing a character and working creatively on the play. That is the impulse for this eight week immersion in the art of the actor. We will be working on one play in both the Essentials and the Scene Study. On Monday evenings we will prepare our acting body with the essential concepts of the Chekhov Technique in the context of the play we have before us. On Tuesday evenings we will look at how the technique guides our process as we work on parts of the play together.

The immersion will be taught by Dawn Arnold, Certified Michael Chekhov Teaching Artist and Artistic Director of Moving Dock Theatre Co.

Continuing students of the Chekhov Technique who have had previous training in Chekhov essentials may take the Tuesday scene study class separately. Actors new to Chekhov Technique who feel they are not ready to take both classes at this time may take the Monday essentials separately. Contact the studio to ask questions.

Class fee:
Art of the Actor Immersion – $500/$380 Studio Member*
Single Class Only fee – $320/$240*
Contact us for more info about the Studio Membership and Payment Plan options.

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

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FREE WORKSHOP – Meet the Michael Chekhov Technique – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 01/02/16 – Chicago, IL

Event FREE WORKSHOP – Meet the Michael Chekhov Technique When Saturday, January 2, 2016 11:00am – 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, January 2, 2016 11:00AM – 1:30 PM You must 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 and to sign up
Email us at info@movingdock.org

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