Chekhov Studio Chicago Classes and Workshops

Schedule of Classes & 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
 
Chekhov Acting Technique Teacher Dawn Arnold

Chekhov Acting Technique Teacher Dawn Arnold

  

SUMMER IN THE STUDIO

THE CHEKHOV EXPERIENCE 

A SERIES OF THREE DAY INTENSIVES IN 

MICHAEL CHEKHOV ACTING TECHNIQUE

Taught by Chekhov Master Teacher, Dawn Arnold

These four Intensives can be taken individually to create your own summer program
or take all four for a dynamic Chekhov Experience.
 
May 11-13     The Psychological Gesture – Beginning and Continuing
June 8-10      The Character and their Relationships – Continuing
July 20-22    The Psychological Gesture and Text – Continuing
August 3-5    Exploring the Scene the Chekhov Way – Continuing

 

EXPLORING THE PSYCHOLOGICAL GESTURE

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

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.

Level 1 – Beginners, Continuing

Christa&Ginger Gesture

YOU AND I – CHARACTER AND THEIR RELATIONSHIPS

June 8-10, 2017

 

Thursday, Friday, Saturday
10:00AM – 4:00PM with lunch break each day

An in-depth look at Chekhov’s tools for creating dynamic, three-dimensional characters. Working with improvisations, we will look first at how archetypes can help us understand the character’s nature.  With Chekhov’s tools for characterization, we will explore the core of the character and their relationships in short scripted scenes. This workshop is for any actor or singer who has had some previous Chekhov study and for actors continuing their mastery of the Chekhov approach.

Level 2, 3 – Continuing, Advanced

THE PSYCHOLOGICAL GESTURE AND TEXT

July 20-22, 2017
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
10:00AM – 4:00PM with lunch break each day

Dig deeper into your text! What meaning is there? In this workshop we will unpack the text through the discovery process of the Chekhov Technique. Working with psychological gestures, we will explore selected monologues and scenes, expanding our perceptions of our character and the dramatic moment. This workshop is for any actor or singer who has had some previous Chekhov study and for actors continuing their mastery of the Chekhov approach.

Level 2, 3 – Continuing, Advanced

EXPLORING THE SCENE THE CHEKHOV WAY

August 3-5, 2017
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
10:00AM – 4:00PM with lunch break each day

Having laid a foundation of character development, the Chekhov Technique takes actors and directors to new places in his approach to the scene. Working on selected scenes and improvisations, we will create the world of the play with it’s atmospheres and explore how to give and receive more fully though our understanding of gestures and radiating.

Level 2, 3 – Continuing, Advanced

To the Actor

Three Day Intensive Workshop fees:

$240 / $180 Studio Members*
Discount for taking two or more summer intensives:
$225 / $165 Studio Members* 
Scroll down for more info about Studio Membership and how to register.
 
 

*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 info@movingdock.org 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.

PRIVATE COACHING

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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