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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Art of the Actor Workshop Series – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 12/05/15 – Chicago, IL

Event Art of the Actor Workshop Series When Saturday, December 5, 2015 10:00am – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoThe Art of the Actor Workshop Series Michael Chekhov Acting Technique for the Continuing Chekhov Actor Five Saturday Intensive Sessions 10-4 PM The Art of the Actor Class meets on alternate Saturdays through the fall – October 10, October 24, November 7, November 21, and December 5.

“…the highest and final aim of every true artist, whatever his particular branch of art, may be defined as the desire to express himself freely and completely.”
Michael Chekhov in To The Actor​

This class for actors continuing their understanding of the Chekhov Technique, is an opportunity to go deep into essentials of the technique, imaginative character development, and creative scene study, rooted in the teaching found in Chekhov’s book, To the Actor. Participants must have completed either the twelve week course at Chekhov Studio Chicago or an equivalent in other Chekhov classes, workshops, or College courses.

Actors from beyond the Chicago area are welcome to be a part of this class.
You can sign up for individual sessions.
Contact the Studio with your questions and to sign up – Info@movingdock.org
Art of the Actor Workshop Series fee – $95/$75 Studio Members*

*Purchase a Studio Member Card and enjoy discounted fees for a year.
Pay Plan available. Ask when registering.

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Art of the Actor Workshop Series – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 11/21/15 – Chicago, IL

Event Art of the Actor Workshop Series When Saturday, November 21, 2015 10:00am – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoThe Art of the Actor Workshop Series Michael Chekhov Acting Technique for the Continuing Chekhov Actor Five Saturday Intensive Sessions 10-4 PM The Art of the Actor Class meets on alternate Saturdays through the fall – October 10, October 24, November 7, November 21, and December 5.

“…the highest and final aim of every true artist, whatever his particular branch of art, may be defined as the desire to express himself freely and completely.”
Michael Chekhov in To The Actor​

This class for actors continuing their understanding of the Chekhov Technique, is an opportunity to go deep into essentials of the technique, imaginative character development, and creative scene study, rooted in the teaching found in Chekhov’s book, To the Actor. Participants must have completed either the twelve week course at Chekhov Studio Chicago or an equivalent in other Chekhov classes, workshops, or College courses.

Actors from beyond the Chicago area are welcome to be a part of this class.
You can sign up for individual sessions.
Contact the Studio with your questions and to sign up – Info@movingdock.org
Art of the Actor Workshop Series fee – $95/$75 Studio Members*

*Purchase a Studio Member Card and enjoy discounted fees for a year.
Pay Plan available. Ask when registering.

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Michael Chekhov Acting Technique II – Characterization – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 11/09/15 – Chicago, IL

Event Michael Chekhov Acting Technique II – Characterization When Monday, November 9, 2015 7:00pm – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoTWELVE WEEK MICHAEL CHEKHOV ACTING TECHNIQUE TRAINING The six week Essentials Class is followed by Michael Chekhov Acting Technique II – Characterization November 9 – December 14, 2015
Monday evenings 7-9:30 PM

Create dynamic and truthful characters working with the imagination and Chekhov’s tools, developing a character and working on short scenes.

- Work with the Psychological Gesture to explore the nature and drive of your character
- Discover how to play with centers, personal atmospheres, and imaginary body to create and inhabit a character.

Continuing students who have already taken these classes but would like to repeat them may take the class again or join the class on a drop-in basis to refresh their understanding.

Twelve Week Course fee – $420/$300 Studio Members*
Each Six Week Class fee: $240/ $180 Studio Members* (You can sign up for each part separately.)
*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 III – Monologues and Scenes – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 10/27/15 – Chicago, IL

Event Michael Chekhov Acting Technique III – Monologues and Scenes When Tuesday, October 27, 2015 7:00pm – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoMichael Chekhov Acting Technique III – Monologues and Scenes October 27 – December 1, 2015 Tuesday evenings 7-9:30 PM For continuing students of the Chekhov Technique. Application of Chekhov Technique to working with monologues and scenes.

-Explore Chekhov essentials and characterization tools in ways that open the material
-Develop the characters
-Integrate text and voice work
-Explore the scenes through applying the technique
-Perform the monologues and scenes and get feedback

Fee: $240/ $180 Studio Members*
*Purchase a Studio Member Card and enjoy discounted fees for a year.
Pay Plan available. Ask when registering at info@movingdock.org

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Michael Chekhov Acting Technique I – Essentials – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 09/28/15 – Chicago, IL

Event Michael Chekhov Acting Technique I – Essentials When Monday, September 28, 2015 7:00pm – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoTWELVE WEEK TRAINING IN MICHAEL CHEKHOV ACTING TECHNIQUE Michael Chekhov Acting Technique I – Essentials – Six Week Class September 28 – November 2, 2015
Monday evenings 7-9:30 PM

Act Truthfully, Transform Imaginatively

The first half of our twelve week training in Chekhov Technique. 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.​

The Essentials work is followed by the Chekhov approach to Characterization in the 2nd half of this twelve week training. Continuing students who have already taken these classes but would like to repeat them may take the class again or join the class on a drop-in basis to refresh their understanding.

Twelve Week Course fee – $420/$300 Studio Members*
Each Six Week Class fee: $240/ $180 Studio Members* (You can sign up for each part separately.)

*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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The Anton Chekhov Book Club – Stage 773 – 09/25/15 – Chicago, IL

Event The Anton Chekhov Book Club When Friday, September 25, 2015 8:00pm – All Ages Where Stage 773 (map) 1225 W Belmont Chicago, IL, USA 60657

Box Office 773 327 5252 www.stage773.com

Other Info The Moving Dock Theatre Company presents the World Premier of The Anton Chekhov Book Club August 7 – September 25, 2015
Fridays at 8 PM
Stage 773

When you love a book, you enter another world…
Four eccentric women brought together by their love for the literary giant, Anton Chekhov, lose themselves – and find themselves – in the pages of his timeless short stories.

The Anton Chekhov Book Club is a new show created and performed by the Moving Dock Ensemble, directed by Moving Dock’s Artistic Director Dawn Arnold. The Anton Chekhov Book Club brings to the stage some of Anton Chekhov’s masterful short stories through the eyes of the women of the Anton Chekhov Book Club.

Driven by desires to seek connections with one another and to more deeply understanding themselves, The Anton Chekhov Book Club’s women explore the joys, intricacies, vulnerabilities, passions, and heartaches of life through the multi-faceted short stories they bring to life.

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One Day Workshop – Connect and Reconnect to Chekhov Technique – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 09/19/15 – Chicago, IL

Event One Day Workshop – Connect and Reconnect to Chekhov Technique When Saturday, September 19, 2015 10:00am – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoONE DAY CHEKHOV WORKSHOP Connecting and reconnecting with the Michael Chekhov Technique September 19, 2015 Saturday 10-4 PM Act Truthfully, Transform Imaginatively

Discover the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique in this one day workshop. Take a day to
- connect or reconnect to the essentials of the technique, finding inspiration for your acting in dynamic movement and imaginative play

- learn tools for developing characters imaginatively and apply them to working on a character.

Chekhov’s Technique can be applied to all styles of acting for theatre and film.

This could be your first Chekhov workshop or perhaps your twentieth! We welcome our Chekhov colleagues as well as actors, singers, and teachers experiencing Chekhov Technique for the first time.

These workshops are taught by Dawn Arnold, Certified Michael Chekhov Technique Teacher

Fee: $95/ $72 Studio Members*
Contact Chekhov Studio Chicago to register – info@movingdock.org

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The Anton Chekhov Book Club – Stage 773 – 09/18/15 – Chicago, IL

Event The Anton Chekhov Book Club When Friday, September 18, 2015 8:00pm – All Ages Where Stage 773 (map) 1225 W Belmont Chicago, IL, USA 60657

Box Office 773 327 5252 www.stage773.com

Other InfoThe Moving Dock Theatre Company presents the World Premier of The Anton Chekhov Book Club August 7 – September 25, 2015
Fridays at 8 PM
Stage 773

When you love a book, you enter another world…
Four eccentric women brought together by their love for the literary giant, Anton Chekhov, lose themselves – and find themselves – in the pages of his timeless short stories.

The Anton Chekhov Book Club is a new show created and performed by the Moving Dock Ensemble, directed by Moving Dock’s Artistic Director Dawn Arnold. The Anton Chekhov Book Club brings to the stage some of Anton Chekhov’s masterful short stories through the eyes of the women of the Anton Chekhov Book Club.

Driven by desires to seek connections with one another and to more deeply understanding themselves, The Anton Chekhov Book Club’s women explore the joys, intricacies, vulnerabilities, passions, and heartaches of life through the multi-faceted short stories they bring to life.

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