Schedule of Classes & Workshops
Training in Michael Chekhov Acting Technique
Ongoing training in the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique is taught in year round sessions of classes, weekend workshops, and special classes.
“As soon as we begin to develop our bodies, voices, and emotions, we begin to get our professional actor’s technique, and as soon as we have our technique, we can start the creative process – and what will it be?” Michael Chekhov
Classes are taught by Dawn Arnold, Certified Michael Chekhov Teaching Artist and Artistic Director of Moving Dock Theatre Co.Workshop Venue:
MAY THREE DAY INTENSIVE
EXPLORING THE PSYCHOLOGICAL GESTUREMay 26-28, 2016 Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10:00AM – 4:00PM with lunch break each day
ART OF THE ACTOR FIVE DAY INTENSIVE
Five day training in the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique for actors and singers.
Develop the Actor Body and work with the tools of the technique to develop characters and work on a scene.-Explore the essential concepts of the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique -Create dynamic characters – and look at personas that work well for us -Work with our imaginations – see how to incorporate images in our acting -Shape a solo scene with a monologue or aria/musical number -Perform for our colleagues and invited friends
As part of our work with images and the imagination, we will visit the Chicago Art Institute on Thursday evening. These five days will be full of artistic and personal discoveries to take into your performance life.
CHEKHOV ON CHEKHOV
WORKING ON SCENES FROM ANTON CHEKHOV
WITH THE MICHAEL CHEKHOV ACTING TECHNIQUEJuly 14 – 16, 2016 Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10:00AM – 4:00PM with lunch break each day
As Moving Dock Theatre Company’s Ensemble prepares for this summers production of The Anton Chekhov Book Club, we invite actors and teachers to join us for an exploration of characters and scenes from Anton Chekhov’s plays and stories with the technique of Michael Chekhov. Anton’s character driven dramas were made for his nephew’s imaginative and revealing tools for characterization. We will develop some of these characters, work on scenes, and inhabit the unique world of Anton Chekhov.Workshop fee: $240 / $180 Studio Members* Scroll down for more info about Studio Membership and how to register.
Coming to Chicago this summer for the ATHE Conference?
Chekhov Studio Chicago invites you to join us for two workshops in the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique
THE PSYCHOLOGICAL GESTURE – ONE GREAT TOOL, MANY WAYS TO USE IT
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 10-4 PM with a lunch break
THE CORE OF THE CHARACTER
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 10-4 PM with a lunch break
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 second workshop 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.Workshop fee: Both workshops together – $165/$125 Studio Member Rate* Single Workshop – $95/$75 Studio Member Rate*
*CHEKHOV STUDIO CHICAGO MEMBERSHIP
Dedicate yourself to your professional development and support the Studio that makes these opportunities available to you all at the same time with a Chekhov Studio Chicago Membership. Buy a Member Class Card for one year ($100) and enjoy discounted workshop fees for every workshop you take during that year. Download more information here: CHEKHOV STUDIO CHICAGO MEMBERSHIP CLASS CARD
HOW TO REGISTER
1) E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org 2) Fill out and return this WORKSHOP REGISTRATION FORM 2012-13 3) Pay fee. You may pay the entire fee (check or money order made out to The Moving Dock Theatre Company) via mail to our address on the registration form or pay online via PayPal. Or pay $35 (or special deposit as specified in the workshop information) non-refundable deposit to hold your place and bring the remainder to the first day of the workshop. Please add $3 for online payments. Pay Plans for Classes are made by individual agreement. Please contact the Studio. Drop Policy: If you need to drop the class prior to the beginning of the class (with 48 hours notice) the tuition minus the non-refundable deposit will be refunded. After the class has begun, the non-refundable deposit and your paid tuition will remain on account with the Studio for one year and carry over to any other class or workshop you wish to take.
Get materials together with Acting Coach Dawn Arnold prior to the start of the classes. Choose and cut the piece, analyze the play and gather ideas about the character so that you are ready to dive in and explore it in class. “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 In person or via Skype or Google+ Click here for COACHING
Bring Chekhov Studio Chicago’s Workshops to you
Our Art of the Actor workshops in the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique and creative process for rehearsals are available to schools (high school, college, university) and theatre companies through our Guest Workshops and Residencies.
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