Thinking, Feeling, Willing Your Words Online Workshop – Chekhov Studio Chicago Online – 04/05/21

Event Thinking, Feeling, Willing Your Words Online Workshop When Monday, April 5, 2021 7:00pm – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago Online (map) Other InfoWhat’s your story? What do you need to say right now? Or – do you need to speak words you love? Tune in to all your expressive capabilities and create on your feet, in your space, for yourself – and your needy world. THINKING, FEELING, AND WILLING YOUR WORDS Taught by Dawn Arnold Eight week workshop meeting once a week via Zoom Mondays, April 5 – May 24, 2021 Two time options: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM CDT US
7 PM – 9 PM CDT US

Three ways of knowing. Three means of expressing. Let’s explore and create.

This eight week exploration of the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique will connect you to your expressive self in new, deeper ways while inviting you to write what you have to say in this moment of time.

Each week you will discover more of your story or poem or lyric that has been waiting for you to speak. Share your words with your three abilities – thinking, feeling, and willing to convey your meaning. There is no demand for homework and no pressure to perform. We will enjoy a shared yet intimate experience of listening, discovering, and expressing.

New to Chekhov? Continuing your Chekhov Journey? It’s all good! Join us online.

Read more about this workshop here:

http://www.movingdock.org/site/about-the-thinking-feeling-willing-your-words-workshop/

Sign up by emailing ChekhovStudioChicago@gmail.com
http://www.movingdock.org/site/workshops-and-events/

Class fee:
$ 200/$ 180 with Studio Membership*
(*Studio Membership is $100 for a year of discounted fees.)
Installment payment available

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Chekhov Actor’s Workout – Getting to the Inner Life of the Text Online Class – Chekhov Studio Chicago Online – 07/06/20

Event Chekhov Actor’s Workout – Getting to the Inner Life of the Text Online Class When Monday, July 6, 2020 10:30am – Two sessions AM and PM. Note your time zone. – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago Online (map) Other InfoChekhov Actor’s Workout – Getting to the Inner Life of the Text Taught by Dawn Arnold AM Class – Four sessions Mondays 10:30 AM – 12 PM CDT US via Zoom* July 6 – July 27, 2020 PM Class – Four sessions Mondays 6:30 – 8:00 PM CDT US via Zoom* July 6 – July 27, 2020 Please note the time according to your time zone.

“Our exercises, which are very simple, are giving to the body wisdom.” Michael Chekhov

Get your wise actor body activated and dig into the inner energies and meaning of your text.
Acting with your wise actor body expands your intuitive, impulsive, sensing ability. Working with tools of the Chekhov Technique, we will find our acting choices in a way that brings the body and mind together as a harmonious whole. Each session will explore one of the tools of the Chekhov technique as a way into your text.

Actors will work with characters and material that interests them and bring to class a memorized 1- 1.5 minute monologue.

Previous training in Chekhov technique is not required.

Class fee:
Four sessions: $80/$72 w/Studio Membership*
Drop-In: $25/$22 w/Studio Membership*
(*Studio Membership is $100 for a year of discounted fees.)

Sign up for Class
1) E-mail us at chekhovstudiochicago@gmail.com Actors new to our Studio will interview by email.

2) You will be sent an invoice for the class fee plus $5 processing fee.

*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.

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Conversations with My Character – Online Class – Chekhov Studio Chicago Online – 05/25/20

Event Conversations with My Character – Online Class When Monday, May 25, 2020 11:00am – Online Zoom Class – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago Online (map) Other InfoChekhov Studio Chicago Online Class Conversations with My Character Taught by Dawn Arnold May 25 – June 15, 2020 Mondays 11 AM – 12:30 PM CT US Four sessions “What are you trying to tell me?” Encounter your character through your imagination. We will work with visualization and imagination to ask our characters questions that get us into their world, their reality, their quest and their intentions. Though we are online, we will work with the whole body as well as connecting with each other in sharing our discoveries and performing what we see in our imaginations.

Actors may choose to work with characters from plays, film/TV scripts, musicals, operas, or non-traditional sources such as novels or short stories.

Chekhov Technique will be referenced, but previous training in Chekhov technique is not required.

Class fee:
Four sessions: $80/$72 w/Studio Membership*
Drop-In: $25/$22 w/Studio Membership*
(*Studio Membership is $100 for a year of discounted fees.)

http://www.movingdock.org/site/workshops-and-events/

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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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