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:
The Singer Acts - A Weekend WorkshopFebruary 24 & 25, 2017 Friday 4-9:30 PM Saturday, 1-4 PM with lunch break
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?
“Singers have the advantage of having ready access to the inner life of their character through the music. What is needed is the context - the understanding of the character and scene and the ability to connect to those things fully in both their singing and their acting, “ says Dawn Arnold, Michael Chekhov Acting Technique teacher and coach. ”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 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* Early registration 15% discount through Feb 10. Scroll down for more info about Studio Membership and how to register.
Freeing the Voice of the Actor - A Weekend WorkshopMarch 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* Early registration 15% discount through March 10. Scroll down for more info about Studio Membership and how to register.
EIGHT WEEK CLASSES IN THE MICHAEL CHEKHOV ACTING TECHNIQUE
Michael Chekhov Acting Technique - EssentialsJanuary 30 – March 20, 2017
Michael Chekhov Acting Technique - CharacterizationJanuary 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* Discount for taking two classes per week: $500/$380 Studio Membership Payment plans available. Scroll down for more info about Studio Membership and how to register.
Advanced Chekhov Scene Study Intensive
January 28/29, 2017
February 18/19, 2017
March 25/16, 2017
*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 email@example.com
2) Fill out and return this WorkshopRegistrationForm F2016_distributed
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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