Acts of Empathy Eight Week Class – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 03/27/17 – Chicago, IL

Event Acts of Empathy Eight Week Class When Monday, March 27, 2017 7:00pm – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoActs of Empathy Eight Week Class March 27 – May 15, 2017 Monday evenings, 7-9:30PM What is it to walk in another’s shoes when you have actually met and talked with the person you are portraying? Utilizing the tools for character development from our study of the Chekhov Technique, we will portray a character we have interviewed, listened to, deeply considered, and taken on in an act of empathy.

Playing a ‘real’ character is an exciting opportunity for an actor, requiring willingness to be an objective observer and the craft of the actor to transform. Supporting one’s career objectives, this artistic focus can expand one’s ability to perceive and understand others, something greatly needed in our times.

This is a different take on our eight week acting class this spring, utilizing the tools for character development from our study of the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique taught by Chekhov Teaching Artist, Dawn Arnold.

Note: As part of our exploration of artistic ways to portray a person, we will do one class at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Any actor who has taken a Chekhov workshop or class, either at Chekhov Studio Chicago or elsewhere, is welcome to take this course.

Class fee: $320 / $240 Studio Members*
Payment plans available.

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Advanced Chekhov Scene Study March Intensive – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 03/25/17 – Chicago, IL

Event Advanced Chekhov Scene Study March Intensive When Saturday, March 25, 2017 10:00am – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoAdvanced Chekhov Scene Study March Intensive March 25/26, 2017 Saturday 10AM – 4PM with lunch break Sunday 3PM – 6PM These monthly intensive workshops are opportunities for advanced Chekhov actors to immerse in scene study the Chekhov way. It is an advanced exploration of what happens between characters in the course of a scene. If you have been working with the Chekhov Technique and desire to go deeper in rehearsing with the psychological gesture, these intensives are for you!

Because many actors are familiar with The Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov, we will use that play for our work. Participating actors are asked to come prepared for scene work by studying the play and developing their character.

Contact us at info@movingdock.org to find out if your previous training and experience would make it possible for you to take this Intensive. After registering, communicate your character preferences and we will determine selected scenes to get off book prior to the workshop so that our focus can leap to relationship and the beats of the scenes.

Workshop fee:
$120 / $90 Studio Members*
For more info about registering email us at info@movingdock.org

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Freeing the Voice of the Actor – Linklater and Chekhov Weekend Workshop – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 03/18/17 – Chicago, IL

Event Freeing the Voice of the Actor – Linklater and Chekhov Weekend Workshop When Saturday, March 18, 2017 10:00am – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoFreeing the Voice of the Actor – A Weekend Workshop March 18 & 19, 2017 Saturday 10AM -4PM with lunch break
Sunday 3-6PM
Early registration 15% discount through March 10.

A weekend intensive for actors to explore the Linklater voice approach along with the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique lead by designated Linklater teacher, Chrissy Calkins Steele and Chekhov Acting Technique teacher, Dawn Arnold.

Explore the connection between your voice and your acting in this workshop. Actors will be guided through basics of the Linklater voice approach and then explore selected text with a focus on inner gesture, breath, sound, and articulation. Actors do not need to have studied either Linklater or Chekhov previously to take this workshop.

Workshop fee: $150/$120 with studio membership*
*Purchase a Studio Member Card and enjoy discounted fees for a year.

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The Singer Acts – Weekend Workshop with Dawn Arnold and Matthew Ellenwood – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 02/24/17 – Chicago, IL

Event The Singer Acts – Weekend Workshop with Dawn Arnold and Matthew Ellenwood When Friday, February 24, 2017 4:00pm – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoThe Singer Acts – A Weekend Workshop February 24 & 25, 2017 Friday 4-9:30 PM Saturday, 1-4 PM with lunch break
Early registration 15% discount through Feb 10

A weekend intensive for singers to discover the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique with Dawn Arnold and Matthew Ellenwood.

What does the singer need to know to also be a wonderful actor?
”The music can lead the singer to the acting and the acting should further define the music to tell the story.”

In this workshop, Dawn Arnold will be joined by vocal teacher and coach, Matthew Ellenwood to look at essentials of acting a musical or opera role through some of the tools of the Chekhov Technique. Singers will work on one solo or aria and the scene that surrounds it, focusing on becoming the character, understanding the dramatic action, and connecting to the character and action in both the musical moments and the moments when they are not singing.

When signing up for the workshop, please send a digital copy of the music you will be singing in the workshop. Prepare by studying the entire opera or musical so you are ready to answer significant questions.

Workshop fee: $150/$120 with studio membership*
*Purchase a Studio Member Card and enjoy discounted fees for a year
Early registration 15% discount through Feb 10.

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Advanced Chekhov Scene Study February Intensive – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 02/18/17 – Chicago, IL

Event Advanced Chekhov Scene Study February Intensive When Saturday, February 18, 2017 10:00am – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoAdvanced Chekhov Scene Study Intensive February 18/19, 2017 Saturday 10AM – 4PM with lunch break Sunday 3PM – 6PM These monthly intensive workshops are opportunities for advanced Chekhov actors to immerse in scene study the Chekhov way. It is an advanced exploration of what happens between characters in the course of a scene. If you have been working with the Chekhov Technique and desire to go deeper in rehearsing with the psychological gesture, these intensives are for you!

Because many actors are familiar with The Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov, we will use that play for our work. Participating actors are asked to come prepared for scene work by studying the play and developing their character.

Contact us at info@movingdock.org to find out if your previous training and experience would make it possible for you to take this Intensive. After registering, communicate your character preferences and we will determine selected scenes to get off book prior to the workshop so that our focus can leap to relationship and the beats of the scenes.

Workshop fee:
$120 / $90 Studio Members*
For more info about registering email us at info@movingdock.org

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MICHAEL CHEKHOV ACTING TECHNIQUE CLASS – CHARACTERIZATION – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 01/31/17 – Chicago, IL

Event MICHAEL CHEKHOV ACTING TECHNIQUE CLASS – CHARACTERIZATION When Tuesday, January 31, 2017 7:00pm – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoMichael Chekhov Acting Technique Class – Characterization January 31 – March 21, 2017 Tuesday evenings 7-9:30 PM Continue your study of the Chekhov Technique with the tools for characterization. Prepare roles and explore short solo and partnered scenes. Create dynamic and truthful characters working with the imagination, look at the material in a new light, and connect to text in an organic way that opens the meaning to you and enables you to connect to the inner life of your character during performance. Can be taken concurrently with the Essentials class.

Workshop fee:
$320 / $240 Studio Members*

Contact us at info@movingdock.org to register.

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MICHAEL CHEKHOV ACTING TECHNIQUE CLASS – ESSENTIALS – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 01/30/17 – Chicago, IL

Event MICHAEL CHEKHOV ACTING TECHNIQUE CLASS – ESSENTIALS When Monday, January 30, 2017 7:00pm – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoEIGHT WEEK MICHAEL CHEKHOV ACTING TECHNIQUE CLASS – ESSENTIALS Michael Chekhov Acting Technique I – Essentials – Eight Week Class January 30 – March 20, 2017
Monday evenings 7-9:30 PM

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 how to work with the Psychological Gesture

All our continuing classes and special workshops are built on this foundational course.​

Class fee – $320/$240 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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Advanced Chekhov Scene Study January Intensive – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 01/28/17 – Chicago, IL

Event Advanced Chekhov Scene Study January Intensive When Saturday, January 28, 2017 10:00am – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoAdvanced Chekhov Scene Study Intensive January 28/29, 2017 Saturday 10AM – 4PM with lunch break Sunday 3PM – 6PM These monthly intensive workshops are opportunities for advanced Chekhov actors to immerse in scene study the Chekhov way. It is an advanced exploration of what happens between characters in the course of a scene. If you have been working with the Chekhov Technique and desire to go deeper in rehearsing with the psychological gesture, these intensives are for you!

Because many actors are familiar with The Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov, we will use that play for our work. Participating actors are asked to come prepared for scene work by studying the play and developing their character.

Contact us at info@movingdock.org to find out if your previous training and experience would make it possible for you to take this Intensive. After registering, communicate your character preferences and we will determine selected scenes to get off book prior to the workshop so that our focus can leap to relationship and the beats of the scenes.

Workshop fee:
$120 / $90 Studio Members*
For more info about registering email us at info@movingdock.org

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FREE WORKSHOP – Meet the Michael Chekhov Technique – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 01/07/17 – Chicago, IL

Event FREE WORKSHOP – Meet the Michael Chekhov Technique When Saturday, January 7, 2017 11:00pm – RSVP by email – 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 7, 2017 11:00AM – 1:30 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 and to sign up
Email us at info@movingdock.org

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Holiday Break Intensive Workshop Rehearsing Scenes with Chekhov Technique – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 12/28/16 – Chicago, IL

Event Holiday Break Intensive Workshop Rehearsing Scenes with Chekhov Technique When Wednesday, December 28, 2016 4:30pm – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoWednesday, December 28 4:30- 7:30 PM Holiday Tea-Time Thursday and Friday 10:30AM – 4PM with lunch break You are invited to a Holiday Break Intensive Workshop! Take a little time out for your art. This intensive is by request from continuing Chekhov actors who wish to immerse in scene study the Chekhov way. It is an advanced exploration of what happens between characters in the course of a scene. If you have been working with the Chekhov Technique and desire to go deeper in rehearsing with the psychological gesture, this intensive is for you!

Because many actors are familiar with The Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov, we will use that play for our work. Participating actors are asked to come prepared for scene work by studying the play and developing their character.

When you sign up, please communicate your character preferences and we will determine selected scenes to get off book prior to the workshop so that our focus can leap to relationship and the beats of the scenes.

Wednesday, December 28 4:30- 7:30 PM Holiday Tea-Time
    Discuss the play, the scenes. Work on atmospheres and characters
 
Thursday and Friday 10:30AM – 4PM with lunch break
    Explore the scenes with partners with Chekhov Technique
    Show the scenes to each other
    Further discussion

Contact us today to register – Info@Movingdock.org
Workshop fee – $200/$150 Studio Membership

Have Holiday treats to share at the tea time or on lunch breaks? Bring them!

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