Chekhov Studio Chicago Classes and Workshops

Training in Michael Chekhov Acting Technique

Chekhov Studio Chicago Workshop


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

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Summer Intensive Workshops 

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Immerse yourself the Art of the Actor as you begin or continue your study of the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique. Mix and Match these summer workshops to feed your actor soul or take them all to immerse yourself in the Chekhov experience.

Each Intensive Workshop is three concentrated days to explore facets of the Chekhov Technique. All the 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 workshop

All Summer Intensive Workshops are
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
10:00AM – 4:00PM with lunch break each day

Our last summer workshop! 


August 23-25, 2018

Chekhov Studio Chicago’s last summer Weekend Intensive Workshop! What is the magic that happens between inspired actors? Create a whole new actor-self. Spend three days exploring the effective tools of the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique with a focus on: Objectives, Relationships, Radiating and Receiving.

Three Day Intensive Workshop fees:
$240 / $180 Studio Members*
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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



1) E-mail us at Actors new to our Studio will then set up an interview conversation (in person or by phone).

2) Fill out and return this WorkshopRegistration form.

3) Process $35  non-refundable registration deposit. This deposit is part of the total fee for the class/workshop. You may send a check made out to The Moving Dock Theatre Company or process online here:

Please add $3 for online payments.

Remainder of the fee must be paid by the first day of the workshop/class. Pay Plans for classes are made by individual agreement. Inquire as you register.

Drop Policy: By registering for a class you are committing to the whole class. If you are on a payment plan, note that full payment must be made even if classes are missed. There is no prorated class fee for missed classes. If you need to drop the class prior to the beginning of the class (with 48 hours notice) any paid tuition minus the non-refundable deposit will be refunded. After the class has begun, the non-refundable deposit and any 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.


Work one-on-one with Acting Coach Dawn Arnold. Prepare material for auditions or develop roles for your professional work. Sessions are arranged by email and phone. Coaching can also be done via Skype, Google Hangout, or Phone Video call. Click here for more info:  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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