EXPLORING THE PSYCHOLOGICAL GESTURE INTENSIVE – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 05/11/17 – Chicago, IL

Event EXPLORING THE PSYCHOLOGICAL GESTURE INTENSIVE When Thursday, May 11, 2017 10:00am – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other Info THE CHEKHOV EXPERIENCE A SERIES OF THREE DAY INTENSIVES IN MICHAEL CHEKHOV ACTING TECHNIQUE Taught by Chekhov Master Teacher, Dawn Arnold May 11-13 Exploring the Psychological Gesture
June 8-10 The Character and their Relationships
July 20-22 The Psychological Gesture and Text
August 3-5 Exploring the Scene the Chekhov Way

Workshop Venue: 2135 W Wilson, Chicago, IL, 60625
Contact us at info@movingdock.org for more info and to register.

EXPLORING THE PSYCHOLOGICAL GESTURE
May 11-13, 2017
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
10:00AM – 4:00PM with lunch break each day

New to Chekhov? This is a great way to begin.

Three concentrated days for actors and singers to focus on the gem of the Chekhov Technique, the Psychological Gesture, Chekhov’s brilliant tool for grasping the character, awakening the inner life, and expressing the character’s intentions, or will. As Michael Chekhov explains in his book, To the Actor,

“The Psychological Gesture stirs our will power, gives it a definite direction, awakens feelings, and gives us a condensed version of the character.”

This workshop can be taken by those new to Chekhov as well as those continuing their journey towards mastery. Actors and singers will work on roles of their choice as we explore the essence of the character.

Three Day Intensive Workshop fees:
$240 / $180 Studio Members*
Discount for taking two or more summer intensives:
$225 / $165 Studio Members*
*Buy a Studio Member Card ($100) and enjoy discounted class and workshop fees for a year.
Contact us at info@movingdock.org for more info and to register.
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Audition Monologue Workout – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 04/28/17 – Chicago, IL

Event Audition Monologue Workout When Friday, April 28, 2017 7:00pm – All Ages Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoAudition Monologue Workout Weekend Workshop April 28 & 29, 2017 Friday evening, 7-9:30PM and Saturday 10AM-4PM with lunch break it’s always time to get it together! Come to the studio for a weekend workshop to hone your audition monologues with acting coach and Chekhov master teacher, Dawn Arnold. Friday evening and Saturday we will warm-up physically and vocally together, focus on connecting to the character and text through tools of the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique, and perform for each other for coaching from Dawn and supportive feedback from the group. You do not need to have previous training in Chekhov Acting Technique to join us in this workshop. This is a great way to get acquainted with with the technique and with Chekhov Studio Chicago.

Chekhov Studio Chicago Workshop Venue-
Christian Community Church
2135 W Wilson Chicago, IL 60625
Corner of Wilson and Hamilton, near Damen stop on Brown Line

Workshop fee:
$120 / $90 Studio Members*
Get a one year Studio Member Card ($100) for a year of discounted workshops and classes.
To get info and to register for the class, email us at
info@movingdock.org

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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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