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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Free Event – Chekhov Check In – Focus- Chekhov and Musical Theatre – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 03/15/20 – Chicago, IL

Event Free Event – Chekhov Check In – Focus- Chekhov and Musical Theatre When Sunday, March 15, 2020 2:30pm – RSVP to chekhovstudiochicago@gmail.com – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoCHEKHOV CHECK IN Focus: Chekhov Meets Musical Theatre Lead by Company Members Matthew Ellenwood and Jaina Alexander with special guest Paul Christman. RSVP to chekhovstudiochicago@gmail.com What is a Chekhov Check In? A free event scheduled once a month to support the community of actors and theatre/film artists in the Chicago area who are interested in the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique. These events are organized by and for the participants, encouraging the impulses of creativity and artistic investigation. The Check-Ins supplement the ongoing training options of Chekhov Studio Chicago and welcome all who are interested.

Questions?
E-Mail: chekhovstudiochicago@gmail.com

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Continuing Class – Scene Study Deep Dive – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 01/27/20 – Chicago, IL

Event Continuing Class – Scene Study Deep Dive When Monday, January 27, 2020 2:00pm – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoChekhov Studio Chicago Continuing Class – Scene Study Deep Dive Taught by Chekhov Teaching Artist, Dawn Arnold Eight Week Class January 27– March 16, 2020 Mondays 2:00 – 4:30PM Act Truthfully, Transform Imaginatively Continue your study of the Chekhov Technique, exploring more advanced ideas from Chekhov’s approach and apply it to preparing a role and working on scenes. Investigate your roles in a new light and connect to text in an organic way that opens the meaning to you and enables you to express the inner life in performance. Create dynamic and truthful characters working with the imagination. Class will prepare to perform at a Studio Showcase following end of class.

Can be taken concurrently with the Essentials class if you are a returning student.

To register email – info@movingdock.org
773 327 1572 Voicemail

Class Venue:
Chekhov Studio Chicago
(Christian Community Church)
2135 W Wilson
Chicago, IL 60625

Eight Week Class fees:
$345 /$265 Studio Member*
Taking two classes concurrently – $310 /$230 Studio Member*

*Studio Membership is $100 for a year of discounted fees.
Payment plan available

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Michael Chekhov Acting Technique Essentials Class – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 01/27/20 – Chicago, IL

Event Michael Chekhov Acting Technique Essentials Class When Monday, January 27, 2020 7:00pm – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoChekhov Studio Chicago Michael Chekhov Acting Technique Essentials Class Taught by Chekhov Teaching Artist, Dawn Arnold Eight Week Class January 27 – March 16, 2020 Mondays 7:00 – 9:30PM Act Truthfully, Transform Imaginatively Begin or refresh 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 study of the essentials of the Chekhov Technique prepare the actor in mind and body to do their best work and develop their talent. All our continuing classes are built on this course.​ Create dynamic and truthful characters working with the imagination.

Returning students can take this class again to further develop their craft with these essential aspects of the art of the actor.

To register email – info@movingdock.org
773 327 1572 Voicemail

Class Venue:
Chekhov Studio Chicago
(Christian Community Church)
2135 W Wilson
Chicago, IL 60625

Eight Week Class fees:
$345 /$265 Studio Member*
Payment Plan available
*Studio Membership is $100 for a year of discounted fees.
Payment plan available

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FREE WORKSHOP – MEET THE MICHAEL CHEKHOV ACTING TECHNIQUE – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 01/18/20 – Chicago, IL

Event FREE WORKSHOP – MEET THE MICHAEL CHEKHOV ACTING TECHNIQUE When Saturday, January 18, 2020 10:00am – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoFREE WORKSHOP – MEET THE MICHAEL CHEKHOV ACTING TECHNIQUE RSVP for a special Free Workshop January 18, 2020 . 10 AM-12 PM Chekhov Studio Chicago celebrates 15 years of training actors, directors, and theatre teachers in the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique. Are you new to Chekhov Studio Chicago? We’d love to meet you. RSVP for this Free Workshop with Chekhov Teaching Artist, Dawn Arnold, meet ensemble members of the Moving Dock Theatre Company, visit our class venue, and talk to people who have been studying in our Studio and working with the Chekhov approach in their professional careers.

RSVP to attend by emailing us
E-Mail: info@movingdock.org

Venue:
Chekhov Studio Chicago
(Christian Community Church)
2135 W Wilson
Chicago, IL 60625

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Intensive Workshop – Approaching the Play the Chekhov Way – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 01/09/20 – Chicago, IL

Event Intensive Workshop – Approaching the Play the Chekhov Way When Thursday, January 9, 2020 10:00am – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoJanuary Intensive Workshop Approaching the Play the Chekhov Way January 9-11, 2020 Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 10 AM-4 PM (with lunch break) “Let us imagine…” Michael Chekhov How would we begin our work on a play if we did it with the ideas and tools of Chekhov’s approach? That’a what we will explore in this three day workshop. We will dive into a play, create characters, discover atmospheres, open the play by means of creative improvisations, letting our wise actor bodies and ensemble work lead the way.

This workshop is for actors, theatre directors, and theatre teachers to explore rehearsing in a supportive ensemble with the Chekhov Technique. Bring your curiosity, passion, and get ready to imagine, improvise, and dive into a play.

Prerequisite: At least one eight-week class or Intensive Workshop at Chekhov Studio Chicago or similar Chekhov exposure. Contact the Studio to ask questions.

Our Winter Monday afternoon Scene Study Deep Dive Class will tag off this Intensive – we will use the same play so that actors who choose to take both can benefit from the connections they will discover.

Class Venue:
Chekhov Studio Chicago
(Christian Community Church)
2135 W Wilson
Chicago, IL 60625

Three Day Intensive Workshop fee:
$260 / $195 Studio Members*

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Archetypes and Atmospheres – Three Day Intensive Workshop – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 12/05/19 – Chicago, IL

Event Archetypes and Atmospheres – Three Day Intensive Workshop When Thursday, December 5, 2019 10:00am – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoArchetypes and Atmospheres – Three Day Intensive Workshop December 5,6,7, 2019 Thursday – Saturday 10-4 each day with lunch break Observers welcome Saturday, Dec 7 at 2:30PM To register – email us info@movingdock.org Take your acting (and yourself) to new places in this three day immersion into the realm of your imagination. Expand your intuitive, impulsive, sensing ability. Working with tools of the Chekhov Acting Technique we will create together with the stuff of storytelling – archetypes and atmospheres.

This workshop is for actors, theatre directors, and theatre teachers to explore these aspects of our dramatic art in a supportive ensemble. You do not need to have previous experience with the Chekhov Technique. Bring your curiosity, passion, and get ready to imagine, improvise, and create.

On the last afternoon we will open the workshop to interested observers to see what we are creating. This might be a good opportunity to get acquainted with Chekhov Studio Chicago!

Three Day Intensive Workshop fee:
$260 / $195 Studio Members*

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Michael Chekhov Acting Technique Essentials Class – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 09/23/19 – Chicago, IL

Event Michael Chekhov Acting Technique Essentials Class When Monday, September 23, 2019 7:00pm – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoChekhov Studio Chicago Michael Chekhov Acting Technique Essentials Class Taught by Chekhov Teaching Artist, Dawn Arnold Eight Week Class September 23– November 11, 2019 Mondays 7:00 – 9:30PM Act Truthfully, Transform Imaginatively Begin or refresh 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 study of the essentials of the Chekhov Technique prepare the actor in mind and body to do their best work and develop their talent. All our continuing classes are built on this course.​ Create dynamic and truthful characters working with the imagination.

Returning students can take this class again to further develop their craft with these essential aspects of the art of the actor.

To register email – info@movingdock.org
Register by September 14 for Early Registration Discount
773 327 1572 Voicemail

Class Venue:
Chekhov Studio Chicago
(Christian Community Church)
2135 W Wilson
Chicago, IL 60625

Eight Week Class fees:
$345 /$265 Studio Member*
Payment Plan available
*Studio Membership is $100 for a year of discounted fees.
Payment plan available

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