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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MICHAEL CHEKHOV ACTING TECHNIQUE CLASS – ESSENTIALS – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 01/22/18 – Chicago, IL

Event MICHAEL CHEKHOV ACTING TECHNIQUE CLASS – ESSENTIALS When Monday, January 22, 2018 7:00pm – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoChekhov Technique Essentials Twelve Week Course January 22 – April 9, 2018 Mondays 7:00 – 9:30PM Chekhov Studio Chicago Workshop Venue Christian Community Church
2135 W Wilson Chicago, IL 60625

More info
http://www.movingdock.org/site/workshops-and-events/
To register, email info@movingdock.org

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

The essentials of the Chekhov Technique, such as the four brothers (sense of ease, sense of form, sense of beauty, sense of the whole); giving and receiving, expansion and contraction, qualities of movement, centers, sensations, the three sisters (falling, floating, balancing); atmosphere; archetype, and psychological gesture, prepare the actor in mind and body to do their best work and enlarge their scope of the art of the actor.

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 also work with a play, looking at text analysis in an engaged way and developing characters.

All our continuing classes and special workshops are built on this foundational course.​ Actors who have studied Chekhov previously may take this course to refresh their understanding of these valuable lessons.

Twelve Week Course fees:
$480 / $360 Studio Members*
*Studio Membership is $100 for a year of discounted fees.
Payment plan available
To register, email info@movingdock.org

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CHEKHOV STUDIO CHICAGO – FALL STUDIO SHOWCASE – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 12/11/17 – Chicago, IL

Event CHEKHOV STUDIO CHICAGO – FALL STUDIO SHOWCASE When Monday, December 11, 2017 8:00pm – Free event. No reservation necessary. – All Ages Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoChekhov Studio Chicago Fall Studio Showcase Monday, December 11, 2017 at 8PM FREE Event No reservation necessary

Join us for the culmination of our fall courses in Michael Chekhov Acting Technique. Scenes and solo pieces will be performed by actors from the Essentials Course and the Continuing Class.

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

Event MICHAEL CHEKHOV ACTING TECHNIQUE – CONTINUING CLASS When Monday, September 18, 2017 7:00pm – Email to register – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoChekhov Continuing Class Twelve Week Course plus Studio Showcase Taught by Michael Chekhov Association affiliated faculty and Moving Dock Theatre Company Artistic Director, Dawn Arnold

September 18 – December 4, 2017*
Mondays 7:00 – 9:30PM
Showcase – Monday, December 11 at 8:00PM
Actor call time for showcase 7:00PM

Actors who have taken the Essentials course at Chekhov Studio Chicago or a similar class elsewhere can join our Continuing Class. 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 who are continuing their study and want to work more with the essentials can take both courses to create their own Immersion semester.

Twelve Week Course fees:

$480 / $360 Studio Members*
Discount for taking both Essentials and Continuing Class:
$765 / $575 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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MICHAEL CHEKHOV ACTING TECHNIQUE CLASS – ESSENTIALS – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 09/12/17 – Chicago, IL

Event MICHAEL CHEKHOV ACTING TECHNIQUE CLASS – ESSENTIALS When Tuesday, September 12, 2017 7:00pm – Email to register – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoChekhov Technique Essentials Twelve Week Course plus Studio Showcase Taught by Michael Chekhov Association affiliated faculty and Moving Dock Theatre Company Artistic Director, Dawn Arnold

September 12 – December 5, 2017*
Tuesdays 7:00 – 9:30PM
Showcase – Monday, December 11 at 8:00PM
Actor call time for showcase 7:00PM
*Note – no class on October 31

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

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 also work with a play, looking at text analysis in an engaged way and developing characters. Selections of these creative explorations will be performed in the showcase at the end of the course.

All our continuing classes and special workshops are built on this foundational course.​ Actors who have studied Chekhov previously may take this course to refresh their understanding of these valuable lessons.

Twelve Week Course fees:

$480 / $360 Studio Members*
Discount for taking both Essentials and Continuing Class:
$765 / $575 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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CHEKHOV ESSENTIALS FOR THE TEEN ACTOR – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 07/12/17 – Chicago, IL

Event CHEKHOV ESSENTIALS FOR THE TEEN ACTOR When Wednesday, July 12, 2017 10:00am – Teens 13 – 17 Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoCHEKHOV ESSENTIALS FOR THE TEEN ACTOR Summer Intensive for Ages 13-17 July 12 – July 15 10 am – 4 pm each day with lunch break

Join ensemble members Alicia Hall and Ginger Schmidt in exploring Chekhov training essentials throughout this special four day teen summer intensive. Emerging actors will learn to bring characters to life in scene work by accessing the building blocks and foundations essential to the Chekhov technique, including psychological gestures and qualities.

Workshop fee: $280, includes all printed materials
Some scholarships are available for this unique training experience.
Contact Chekhov Studio Chicago at Ginger_Schmidt@movingdock.org to register.

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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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