Summer Acting Intensive for Teens – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 06/23/14 – Chicago, IL

Event Summer Acting Intensive for Teens When Monday, June 23, 2014 10:30am – Teens Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoSUMMER ACTING INTENSIVE FOR TEENS Act Truthfully, Transform Imaginatively Acting with the Michael Chekhov Technique for the High School Actor Chekhov Studio Chicago, a professional acting studio dedicated to training actors in the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique, welcomes teen actors this summer for a five day Intensive.

Summer Five-Day Intensive for Teen Actors
June 23-27, 2014
Monday – Friday 10:30-1:30 PM
Fee: $250

Discover the advantages of this approach to acting while diving into your acting craft this summer. Focus of the Intensive will be to
- experience the working process of the technique (which is rooted in movement and improvisation)
- learn tools for developing characters imaginatively
- apply some of these tools to developing a character of your choice. Each actor will be guided to see how to bring this new skill to short scenes and a monologue or a song.

This overview of Chekhov’s Technique will form a good foundation for all styles of acting for theatre and film.

Parents and interested friends are invited to observe during the last class.

The workshop venue for Chekhov Studio Chicago is The Christian Community Church in the Lincoln Square neighborhood, 2135 W Wilson, at the corner of Wilson and Hamilton, a few blocks from the Damen stop on the Brown line.

For more information and to register contact us at ChekhovStudioChicago@movingdock.org

Chekhov Studio Chicago is Chicago’s resource for studying this cutting edge approach to acting and one of the few studios nationally where you can train in the Michael Chekhov Technique.

The Intensive will be taught by Dawn Arnold, certified Teacher of the Chekhov Technique, trained by the Michael Chekhov Association (MICHA). You can see her in the documentary, Master Classes in the Michael Chekhov Technique, produced by the Michael Chekhov Association and funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. Artistic Director of The Moving Dock Theatre Company and Chekhov Studio Chicago, she is also on the Faculty of MICHA and the Michael Chekhov Acting Studio New York.

“I studied the Chekhov Technique in the NY Studio for four years. I am so grateful that here in Chicago I can continue to cultivate this immensely inspiring technique with Dawn Arnold’s mastery and guidance. It works!
B.C. Professional Actress

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Red Shoes Solo Show Project Workshop – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 05/29/14 – Chicago, IL

Event Red Shoes Solo Show Project Workshop When Thursday, May 29, 2014 11:00am – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoRed Shoes Solo Show Project Workshop May 29, 2014 Thursday, 11-2 PM Who gave you the Red Shoes? Who launched you into your life in art? The Red Shoes Solo Show Project began this year for actors who love working with the Chekhov Technique and want to take the artistic tools of the technique into creative directions. In The Red Shoes Solo Show Project actors are building solo shows based on their own experiences of being in the arts – told in the style of a fairy tale (or whatever style unfolds for your material). In each workshop, we work together as an ensemble to get going, break out into solo work, then come together to show what we are discovering and offer feedback.
Interested actors are invited to join us to begin building a solo show and develop it in any of the workshops devoted to this project, such as this one. We will have several workshops throughout the summer and into next year.

Note: This workshop is designed for actors who have been regularly training in Chekhov Technique or have completed a course in Chekhov Training.

Workshop fee: $40/ $30 for Studio Members*
Contact us at ChekhovStudioChicago@movingdock.org

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Red Shoes Solo Show Project Workshop – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 05/15/14 – Chicago, IL

Event Red Shoes Solo Show Project Workshop When Thursday, May 15, 2014 11:00am – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoRed Shoes Solo Show Project Workshop May 15, 2014 Thursday, 11-2 PM Who gave you the Red Shoes? Who launched you into your life in art? The Red Shoes Solo Show Project began this year for actors who love working with the Chekhov Technique and want to take the artistic tools of the technique into creative directions. In The Red Shoes Solo Show Project actors are building solo shows based on their own experiences of being in the arts – told in the style of a fairy tale (or whatever style unfolds for your material). In each workshop, we work together as an ensemble to get going, break out into solo work, then come together to show what we are discovering and offer feedback.
Interested actors are invited to join us to begin building a solo show and develop it in any of the workshops devoted to this project, such as this one. We will have several workshops throughout the summer and into next year.

Note: This workshop is designed for actors who have been regularly training in Chekhov Technique or have completed a course in Chekhov Training.

Workshop fee: $40/ $30 for Studio Members*
Contact us at ChekhovStudioChicago@movingdock.org

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Free Teen – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 05/04/13 – Chicago, IL

Event Free Teen When Saturday, May 4, 2013 1:00pm – 13-18 Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoPlaying in the world of Divergent FreeTeen Workshop Saturday, May 4, 2013 1-3:30PM Yes, each actor MUST have read Divergent! Are you excited about the filming of Divergent in Chicago this spring? We are! Veronica Roth’s hit teen novel, Divergent, is an awesome imaginary world perfect for our unique style of acting workshop. We will bring the book alive while learning about the technique of acting. Each session will combine acting technique, movement, creative improvisation, and ensemble work. It’s easy and fun! Be Dauntless – take a LEAP! The workshop is lead by Dawn Arnold, Moving Dock Theatre’s Artistic Director and Michael Chekhov Technique Teacher.

Ready to register? Just email us at info@movingdock.org

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Free Teen \”Divergent\” Acting Workshop – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 04/13/13 – Chicago, IL

Event Free Teen “Divergent” Acting Workshop When Saturday, April 13, 2013 10:00am – 13-18 Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoPlaying in the world of Divergent Teen Free Workshop and Saturday Workshop Series Free Teen Workshop Saturday, April 13, 2013 10-1PM Divergent Workshop Series, Saturdays 10-1PM
April 20 Characters
April 27 Building scenes
May 4 Playing scenes (Observers invited for last hour)
Yes, each actor MUST have read Divergent!

Are you excited about the filming of Divergent in Chicago this spring? We are! Veronica Roth’s hit teen novel, Divergent, is an awesome imaginary world perfect for our unique style of acting workshop. We will bring the book alive while learning the technique of acting. Each session will combine acting technique, movement, creative improvisation, and ensemble work. The Free Workshop will be an overview of the process – be Dauntless – take a LEAP! The next three workshops will further develop characters, the atmospheres and world of Divergent, and set up scenes to play. Observers may join us for the last hour of the May 4 workshop to see what we have created! The workshops are lead by Dawn Arnold, Certified Michael Chekhov Technique Teacher.

Fee: $40 each/ $105 for all three. Actors must attend at least two workshops (Free workshop plus one other or two of the other sessions) to participate in the May 4 workshop. To register for any workshops in the Workshop Series, a non-refundable deposit of $35 holds your place. Remainder of payment must paid day of first workshop attended.
Ready to register? info@movingdock.org

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Playing in the World of “Divergent”Adult Acting Workshop – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 03/23/13 – Chicago, IL

Event Playing in the World of “Divergent”Adult Acting Workshop When Saturday, March 23, 2013 10:00am – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoPlaying in the World of “Divergent” – Adult Workshop Saturday, March 23, 10-4PM w/lunch break This themed acting workshop explores the imaginary world of Veronica Roth’s hit novel, Divergent just in time as Chicago prepares for the upcoming filming of the book this spring in our fair city! Are you Divergent? Erudite? Candor? Amity? Abnegation? Create characters from the book (or characters you invent based on the book), create the atmosphere and world of Divergent with the ensemble, improvise scenes, invent original dialogue or bring your favorite passages from the book alive. Spend a day in another world and expand your acting skill at the same time.

This is the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique in action, combining original adaptation work, ensemble work, lots of creative movement, and improvisation – all the things The Moving Dock Theatre Company loves to do. The workshop is lead by Dawn Arnold, Certified Michael Chekhov Technique Teacher.

Yes, each actor MUST have read Divergent!

Participant Fee: $85 Register by March 16! (Scroll down to registration at the bottom of this page).

Observer fee: $5 Afternoon only (2-4PM)

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Weekend Intensive in Chekhov Acting Technique – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 12/07/12 – Chicago, IL

Event Weekend Intensive in Chekhov Acting Technique When Friday, December 7, 2012 7:00pm – All Ages Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoWeekend Intensive Workshops Michael Chekhov Acting Technique – Tools for the Actor December 7 & 8 Friday 7 -10 PM Saturday 10 – 4PM

Want to get acquainted with the Chekhov Technique? Weekend Workshops are a good way to begin your study of the Chekhov Technique – 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 as actors in a fun, active, yet very focused way. Each weekend workshop is centered on several concepts covered in Michael Chekhov’s book, To The Actor. Most students find that after a workshop this book is very accessible and becomes an invaluable aid towards their further study.

This weekend workshop will prepare your ‘actor’s body’ and take an in-depth look at 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.

Fee: $125
Ready to register?
http://www.movingdock.org/site/?page_id=4
info@movingdock.org

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Four Stages Performance – Christian Community Church – 11/17/12 – Chicago, IL

Event Four Stages Performance When Saturday, November 17, 2012 2:00pm – All Ages Where Christian Community Church (map) 2135 W Wilson Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoFour Stages Performance Saturday, November 17 at 2 PM Admission – Free will donation Our Four Stages Workshop culminates in a performance by the workshop ensemble. The Four Stages of the creative process of the actor in rehearsal has been the focus of an eight week journey with the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique. Join us for a performance followed by a discussion with the actors, Chekhov Teacher, Dawn Arnold, and Director, Alicia Hall. This is the place to see the Chekhov Technique in action, ask questions, find out more about the Chekhov Technique and Chekhov Studio Chicago.

2135 W Wilson, Chicago IL 60657 at 2 PM
Near Damen Stop on El
Street parking in neighborhood.

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Four Stages Project Workshop Begins – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 09/15/12 – Chicago, IL

Event Four Stages Project Workshop Begins When Saturday, September 15, 2012 10:00am – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoFour Stages September 15 – November 17 Saturday 10 – 1PM Performance November 17 (time TBA) Chekhov Teacher – Dawn Arnold Director – Alicia Hall “Let us regard the whole creative process in theatre as consisting of four successive stages…
Let us imagine that a group of actors has become interested in the practical elaboration of the method we have suggested, and that they begin working on a play. This being an ideal situation, their director too embraces the various techniques described in this book.” Michael Chekhov in To the Actor
For actors who have been training with the Chekhov Technique there is always a desire to delve into a project using Chekhov’s approach as the rehearsal process. For this special workshop, we will do just that. We will explore the rehearsal process as Chekhov describes it in his book, To the Actor (also in On The Technique of Acting). We will rehearse for eight weeks, exploring the Four Stages of the Creative Process as we work with a play. At the culmination of this workshop, we will perform what we have created from our explorations.

Previous experience with the Chekhov Technique is required.

*Actors who have not had previous training in the Chekhov Technique but take the September Weekend Workshop (September 7&8) will be eligible to take this workshop.

Fee: $385
Pay Plan available
As in all good theatre practice, presence is expected.

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Fall Chekhov Class Begins – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 09/10/12 – Chicago, IL

Event Fall Chekhov Class Begins When Monday, September 10, 2012 7:00pm – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoMichael Chekhov Acting Technique Class Mondays 7-10PM First Fall Session – Eight Week Class – September 10 – October 29 For new and continuing students of the Chekhov Technique. *

The Michael Chekhov Acting Technique provides for the creative process of the actor with effective tools and a working method to give actors what they need to reach artistic and career success. Chekhov’s Technique is a cutting edge approach to character development and dynamic performance.

Each session of these technique classes will include training in the principles of the technique as found in Chekhov’s book, To The Actor. Actors will develop characters with imaginative improvisational exploration using Chekhov’s guiding points of focus, and short solo or partner scenes. Actors will work on characters they are preparing and text from monologues, learning how to use the technique creatively and effectively to awaken the inner life of the character. As we work in an ensemble format, you will be practicing all evening on your character and scene. Actors may choose to work on any character they want to develop for an audition or upcoming performance for theatre or film.

These Monday evening classes may be repeated. The review of the technique helps the continuing actor stay in their best game while the actor new to the modus operandi of the Chekhov Technique encounters it for the first time. The supportive ensemble enables the solo concentration of many of the exercises and provides an audience for trying out ideas as you work. Actors should think of these studio classes as a way to prepare, a place to experiment, and a dedicated environment for the development of their art.

First Fall Session – Eight Week Class – Fee $370
Pay plan available

* Continuing students of the Studio and Chekhov colleagues visiting from out of town are invited to attend these Monday technique classes on a drop-in basis with permission. E-mail or call to indicate your interest.

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