MICHAEL CHEKHOV ACTING TECHNIQUE CLASS – ESSENTIALS – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 09/17/18 – Chicago, IL

Event MICHAEL CHEKHOV ACTING TECHNIQUE CLASS – ESSENTIALS When Monday, September 17, 2018 7:00pm – To register email – info@movingdock.org – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoMichael Chekhov Technique Essentials Taught by Chekhov Teaching Artist, Dawn Arnold Twelve Week Course plus Studio Showcase September 17 – December 10, 2018
Mondays 7:00 – 9:30PM
Showcase – Tuesday, December 11 at 8:00PM

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 the tools of the technique including the Psychological Gesture
These essentials prepare the actor in mind and body to do their best work and enlarge their understanding of the art of the actor. Working with a play, actors will look at text analysis in an engaged way and develop dynamic characters. Selections of class work will be performed in the Studio Showcase at the end of the course.

All our continuing classes are built on this course.​ Returning students can take this class again to continue to work on these essential aspects of the art of the actor.

To register email – info@movingdock.org

Twelve Week Course fees:
$480 / $360 Studio Members*
*Studio Membership is $100 for a year of discounted fees.
Payment plan available

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CHEKHOV STUDIO CHICAGO CELEBRATES 15 YEARS – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 09/08/18 – Chicago, IL

Event CHEKHOV STUDIO CHICAGO CELEBRATES 15 YEARS When Saturday, September 8, 2018 12:30pm – RSVP to info@movingdock.org – All Ages Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoChekhov Studio Chicago Celebrates 15 years September 8, 2018 RSVP for a special Free Workshop 10:30-12:30 Celebration follows! Meet and Greet, Share Stories, Refreshments

Chekhov Studio Chicago celebrates 15 years of training actors, directors, and theatre teachers in the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique. Originally called the Studio of the Moving Dock Theatre Company, we opened our doors in September 2003 at the Fine Arts Building in downtown Chicago. We changed our name to better reflect our mission to offer the Chekhov Technique in Chicago.

Were you part of that history? Did you take Chekhov classes or workshops at the Fine Arts Building or in Lincoln Square? We would love to have you join us as we turn 15!

Are you new to Chekhov Studio Chicago? We’d love to meet you. RSVP for this Free Workshop with Chekhov Teaching Artist, Dawn Arnold, meet ensemble members of the Moving Dock Theatre Company, visit our class venue, and talk to people who have been studying in our Studio and working with the Chekhov approach in their professional careers.

Join us for this celebration of our work of love and find out more about what we do and why we do it.

RSVP to attend by emailing us
E-Mail: info@movingdock.org

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FREE WORKSHOP – Meet the Chekhov Technique – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 09/08/18 – Chicago, IL

Event FREE WORKSHOP – Meet the Chekhov Technique When Saturday, September 8, 2018 10:30am – RSVP to info@movingdock.org – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoChekhov Studio Chicago Celebrates 15 years September 8, 2018 RSVP for a special Free Workshop 10:30-12:30 Celebration follows! Meet and Greet, Share Stories, Refreshments

Chekhov Studio Chicago celebrates 15 years of training actors, directors, and theatre teachers in the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique. Originally called the Studio of the Moving Dock Theatre Company, we opened our doors in September 2003 at the Fine Arts Building in downtown Chicago. We changed our name to better reflect our mission to offer the Chekhov Technique in Chicago.

Were you part of that history? Did you take Chekhov classes or workshops at the Fine Arts Building or in Lincoln Square? We would love to have you join us as we turn 15!

Are you new to Chekhov Studio Chicago? We’d love to meet you. RSVP for this Free Workshop with Chekhov Teaching Artist, Dawn Arnold, meet ensemble members of the Moving Dock Theatre Company, visit our class venue, and talk to people who have been studying in our Studio and working with the Chekhov approach in their professional careers.

Join us for this celebration of our work of love and find out more about what we do and why we do it.

RSVP to attend by emailing us
E-Mail: info@movingdock.org

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THE ACTOR INTERACTS SUMMER INTENSIVE WORKSHOP – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 08/23/18 – Chicago, IL

Event THE ACTOR INTERACTS SUMMER INTENSIVE WORKSHOP When Thursday, August 23, 2018 10:00am – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoSummer Intensive Workshop at Chekhov Studio Chicago THE ACTOR INTERACTS August 23-25, 2018 Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10:00AM – 4:00PM with lunch break each day Our summer Intensive workshops are three concentrated days to explore facets of the Chekhov Technique. This workshop is focused on Objectives, Relationships, Radiating and Receiving.

All the summer workshops will include preparing the Actor’s Body and working with the Psychological Gesture. Actors and theatre teachers new to Chekhov and those continuing their Chekhov journey can enjoy any of these workshops.

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

Three Day Intensive Workshop fees:
$240 / $180 Studio Members*
Discount for taking two or more summer intensives:
$225 / $165 Studio Members* 

To register email us at info@movingdock.org

Other workshops in this series:

May 24-26
The Actor in Motion
Qualities, Sensations, Atmospheres

June 7-9
The Actor Transforms
Centers, Imaginary Body, Archetypes

July 19-21
The Actor Speaks
Approaching the text

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THE ACTOR SPEAKS SUMMER INTENSIVE WOWRKSHOP – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 07/19/18 – Chicago, IL

Event THE ACTOR SPEAKS SUMMER INTENSIVE WOWRKSHOP When Thursday, July 19, 2018 10:00am – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoSummer Intensive Workshop at Chekhov Studio Chicago THE ACTOR SPEAKS July 19-21, 2018 Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10:00AM – 4:00PM with lunch break each day Our summer Intensive workshops are three concentrated days to explore facets of the Chekhov Technique. This workshop is focused on approaching the text.

All the summer workshops will include preparing the Actor’s Body and working with the Psychological Gesture. Actors and theatre teachers new to Chekhov and those continuing their Chekhov journey can enjoy any of these workshops.

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

Three Day Intensive Workshop fees:
$240 / $180 Studio Members*
Discount for taking two or more summer intensives:
$225 / $165 Studio Members* 

To register email us at info@movingdock.org

Other workshops in this series:

May 24-26
The Actor in Motion
Qualities, Sensations, Atmospheres

June 7-9
The Actor Transforms
Centers, Imaginary Body, Archetypes

August 23-25
The Actor Interacts
Objectives, Relationships, Radiating and Receiving

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THE ACTOR TRANSFORMS SUMER INTENSIVE WORKSHOP – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 06/07/18 – Chicago, IL

Event THE ACTOR TRANSFORMS SUMER INTENSIVE WORKSHOP When Thursday, June 7, 2018 10:00am – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoSummer Intensive Workshop at Chekhov Studio Chicago THE ACTOR TRANSFORMS June 7-9, 2018 Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10:00AM – 4:00PM with lunch break each day Our summer Intensive workshops are three concentrated days to explore facets of the Chekhov Technique. This workshop is focused on Centers, Imaginary Body, Archetypes.

All the summer workshops will include preparing the Actor’s Body and working with the Psychological Gesture. Actors and theatre teachers new to Chekhov and those continuing their Chekhov journey can enjoy any of these workshops.

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

Three Day Intensive Workshop fees:
$240 / $180 Studio Members*
Discount for taking two or more summer intensives:
$225 / $165 Studio Members* 

To register email us at info@movingdock.org

Other workshops in this series:

May 24-26
The Actor in Motion
Qualities, Sensations, Atmospheres

July 19-21
The Actor Speaks
Approaching the text

August 23-25
The Actor Interacts
Objectives, Relationships, Radiating and Receiving

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Audition Monologue Lab – Six Week Class – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 05/01/18 – Chicago, IL

Event Audition Monologue Lab – Six Week Class When Tuesday, May 1, 2018 7:00pm – Graduating HS students welcome – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoAudition Monologue Lab Six Week Class Tuesdays, May 1 – June 5, 2018 Tuesdays 7:00 – 9:30PM Work with the tools of the Chekhov Technique to develop dynamic monologues for your upcoming auditions.
You know you always need new monologues ready to go when the opportunities arise. Overcome procrastination with the help of a professional coach, the Chekhov Technique, and supportive colleagues. Choose and prepare several contrasting pieces to add to your portfolio. Singers can also work on acting songs for musical auditions.

PUT IT TOGETHER!
Work on your actor body and technique on Mondays and your audition monologues on Tuesdays in the Audition Lab Class. Take both classes together to get focused. Actors will benefit from relating the work of these two classes and making the extra commitment to their artistic and professional development.

Class fees:
Six Week Class $240/$180 Studio Members*
Discount for taking both classes: $400/$300 Studio Members*
Payment plans available.
http://www.movingdock.org/site/workshops-and-events/
Register by emailing info@movingdock.org
Chekhov Studio Chicago Workshop Venue
2135 W Wilson Chicago, IL 60625

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Introduction to the Chekhov Technique Six Week Class – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 04/30/18 – Chicago, IL

Event Introduction to the Chekhov Technique Six Week Class When Monday, April 30, 2018 7:00pm – Graduating HS students welcome – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoIntroduction to the Chekhov Technique Six Week Class Mondays 7:00 – 9:30PM April 30 – June 11, 2018*
*Note- No class on Memorial Day

The Actor’s Essential Questions
Begin, refresh, or continue your study of the essential tools of the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique as found in Chekhov’s book, To The Actor. This six week class will introduce you to the principles and process of the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique. Develop the Actor’s Body, discover how to awaken inner connections, and ask the questions that bring a character to life.
Actors will work as an ensemble, with partners, and with solo concentration. Throughout the sessions, short scenes will be created out of improvisations. Actors will work with monologues from a play, film script, or musical, looking at text analysis in an engaged way and developing characters.
PUT IT TOGETHER!
Work on your actor body and technique on Mondays and your audition monologues on Tuesdays in the Audition Lab Class. Take both classes together to get focused. Actors will benefit from relating the work of these two classes and making the extra commitment to their artistic and professional development.

Class fees:
Six Week Class $240/$180 Studio Members*
Discount for taking both classes: $400/$300 Studio Members*
Payment plans available.
http://www.movingdock.org/site/workshops-and-events/
Register by emailing info@movingdock.org
Chekhov Studio Chicago Workshop Venue
2135 W Wilson Chicago, IL 60625

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STUDIO SHOWCASE – Free Event! – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 04/15/18 – Chicago, IL

Event STUDIO SHOWCASE – Free Event! When Sunday, April 15, 2018 7:00pm – Free event – No reservations required. – All Ages Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoChekhov Studio Chicago Winter Studio Showcase Sunday evening, April 15, 2018 at 7PM What’s funny about that? Winter Session Continuing Class performs comedic scenes rehearsed through the process of the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique. Join us for a short, fun evening. This is a great way to get acquainted with Chekhov Studio Chicago and ask questions about the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique.

Free event – No reservations required.

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Rehearsing the Scene with Chekhov Technique Class and Showcase – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 01/23/18 – Chicago, IL

Event Rehearsing the Scene with Chekhov Technique Class and Showcase When Tuesday, January 23, 2018 7:00pm – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoRehearsing the Scene with Chekhov Technique Twelve Week Course January 23 – April 10, 2018 Tuesdays 7:00 – 9:30PM Showcase – Tuesday, April 10 at 8:00PM
Actor call time for showcase 7:00PM

Embrace the possibilities of working with the tools of the Chekhov Technique in rehearsing scenes and developing characters to perform. This course will continue the study of Chekhov’s principles, tailored to the participants, and add to the foundational concepts with the more advanced ideas found in the Chart of Inspired Acting in Chekhov’s book, On the Technique of Acting.

Actors will work on a play together, going deeper in explorations for characterization, relationship interaction, atmospheres, sensations, composition, and more. Selected scenes from this study will be performed in the Studio Showcase at the end of the course.

Actors new to Chekhov Technique MUST take Essentials concurrently if they wish to take Rehearsing the Scene this semester.

Winter Immersion
Combine your study of the Chekhov Technique Essentials with Rehearsing the Scene. Both classes will be studying the same play.

The tools of the Chekhov Technique studied in the Essentials class will find application in the Rehearsal class and visa versa. Technique will not to taught in the Rehearsal class, though it will be applied, so actors wanting to continue to develop their grasp of the tools can include that study while working on application. Actors will benefit from relating the work of these two classes and making the extra commitment to their artistic and professional development.

Twelve Week Course fees:
$480 / $360 Studio Members*

Discount for taking both Essentials and Rehearsing the Scene:
$795 / $595 Studio Members*
Payment plan available.
To register contact Chekhov Studio Chicago at info@movingdock.org

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