Summer Performance Intensive Adapting and Rehearsing with the Michael Chekhov Technique – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 06/17/14 – Chicago, IL

Event Summer Performance Intensive Adapting and Rehearsing with the Michael Chekhov Technique When Tuesday, June 17, 2014 10:00am – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoSummer Performance Intensive Adapting and Rehearsing with the Michael Chekhov Technique June 17 – 21, 2014 Tuesday – Saturday 10-4 PM
Performance Saturday evening at 7 PM

A five day professional development intensive for actors, directors, and theatre teachers combining training in the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique with application. In this workshop we will explore Michael Chekhov’s Technique as an inspiring, practical, creative rehearsal process.

This summer we enter the world of Anton Chekhov through his short stories. We will take several of his stories and with the imaginative tools of the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique, create and rehearse an original adaptation with our workshop ensemble. On the final day of the workshop we will perform in a Studio presentation for an audience.

The workshop is lead by Dawn Arnold, Artistic Director of Moving Dock Theatre Company and Michael Chekhov Technique Teacher who has directed The Moving Dock Theatre Company’s many adaptations from literary sources.

Some previous training in Chekhov Technique is required for this advanced workshop.

Participant Fee: $395/ $295 Studio Members
$50 non-refundable deposit with registration.
10% discount for registration and full payment by June 1.

CPDU Credit for Illinois teachers is available through our partnership with the Illinois Theatre Association.
Questions? Ready to register? info@movingdock.org
More info at http://www.movingdock.org/site/workshops-and-events/

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Intro to Chekhov Technique Weekend Intensive Workshop – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 05/09/14 – Chicago, IL

Event Intro to Chekhov Technique Weekend Intensive Workshop When Friday, May 9, 2014 7:00pm – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoWeekend Intensive Workshop Introduction to the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique May 9 & 10, 2014 Friday 7-10 PM and Saturday 10-4 with lunch break – eight hours of concentrated playing!

Workshop venue: 2135 W. Wilson, Chicago, IL 60625

Weekend Intensive Workshops are a two day immersion in an atmosphere focused on artistic creativity and development. Our weekend workshops train actors, theatre teachers and directors in the method of the Chekhov Technique. Participants work in an active, very focused way.

“You have to teach yourself to act but Michael Chekhov will give you the necessary tools – and for me, Psychological Gesture and Centers are extremely valuable They work like a charm. I’ve used them all along and still do.” – Clint Eastwood

This Weekend Workshop is a good way to begin your study of the Chekhov Technique as we explore essential concepts covered in Michael Chekhov’s book, To The Actor. Most students find that studying in our workshops make this book very accessible.

In this Intensive we will prepare your ‘actor’s body’ and work with the gem of the technique; the ‘Psychological Gesture’. This is the dynamic secret that ignites the inner life of your scenes. Find out how to use this technique for Theatre or Film. This workshop also includes an overview of other essentials of the technique that bring out your vital energies and imaginative characters. We will look at how these tools that work so well for developing characters can give you a more confident presence for auditions and interviews. If you decide to continue training in the Chekhov Technique, this workshop will be a solid foundation for further study.

Our workshops are taught by Dawn Arnold, Michael Chekhov Association (MICHA) Master Teacher, assisted by members of our Studio who also are studying with MICHA.

Workshop fee: $125/ $90 for Studio Members*

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Exploring Your Character Types Six Week Chekhov Technique Class – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 04/29/14 – Chicago, IL

Event Exploring Your Character Types Six Week Chekhov Technique Class When Tuesday, April 29, 2014 7:00pm – Contact info@movingdock.org for registration – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoSix Week Class Michael Chekhov Acting Technique Training Exploring Your Character Types Tuesday evenings, April 29 – June 3, 2014 7-9:30 PM

The next Six Week class introduces actors to the Chekhov Technique with a concentration on exploring character types.

The most important thing an actor does is develop characters. Whether working in the subtle genre of film or the more expansive genres of theatre, actors tell the story through their dynamic and inwardly supported characterizations. This workshop will explore the creative means for characterization found in the Chekhov Technique.

“Every true artist, and especially talented actors, bear within themselves deeply rooted and often unconscious desire for transformation. Speaking our theatrical language, desire for characterization. We must distinguish between different types of people or characters on the stage and different characters within these types.” Michael Chekhov

In this workshop we will explore a whole range of character types and learn Chekhov’s techniques for inhabiting them truthfully, including archetypes, character centers, and imaginary body. Each actor will explore a number of different types that suit them and then develop them, creating their own portfolio of possibilities. The Chekhov Technique works with the imagination and improvisation, a playful process to arrive at characters known inwardly. No longer do we have to be stuck in the limitations of playing our ordinary selves. Actors can go far and beyond the “obvious choice” and feel spontaneous, original, and true.

No previous experience with the Chekhov Technique is requisite for this workshop.

Class fee: $240 / $180 for Studio Members*

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Playing with Images Weekend Intensive – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 03/21/14 – Chicago, IL

Event Playing with Images Weekend Intensive When Friday, March 21, 2014 7:00pm – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoWeekend Intensive Workshop Creating and Playing with Images March 21 & 22, 2014 Friday 7-10 PM Saturday 10-4 with lunch break – eight hours of concentrated training and playing!

Weekend Intensive Workshops are a two day immersion in an atmosphere focused on artistic creativity and development. Our weekend workshops train actors, theatre teachers and directors in the method of the Chekhov Technique. Participants work in an active, very focused way.

In this Weekend Intensive we will explore the use of images in developing performance material and building characters. Actors can be working on preparing roles, audition monologues, or creating solo pieces. You can be just beginning or be further along with the material. Wherever you are in your process, the work with imagination, listening for images, and engaging them will expand your artistic range and liberate you from ‘stuck’ places of personal limitations, connecting you to your creative individuality. It will be a weekend of color, free exploration, and artistic focus.

Note: This will not be an introduction to Chekhov Technique. If you are new to the Chekhov Technique, contact the Studio to discuss whether this workshop is a good fit for you at this time.

Workshop fee: $125/ $90 for Studio Members*
To register, contact the Studio at info@movingdock.org

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