Chekhov Studio Chicago Classes and Workshops

Training in Michael Chekhov Acting Technique

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Ongoing training in the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique is taught in year round sessions of classes, weekend intensives, and special workshops.

“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

Click here – About Chekhov Studio Chicago’s Program

Classes are  taught by Dawn Arnold, Certified Michael Chekhov Teacher and Artistic Director of Moving Dock Theatre Company/Chekhov Studio Chicago.  


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


Let’s keep moving… with ease…keep radiating…

Let’s connect via online gatherings, connecting, imagining, growing.

Let’s make a creative, inspiring, safe, beautiful, and vital space right where we are now.

Let’s find life in our artistic practice that can serve us as self-care and be adapted to healing ourselves and others.

Let’s find new, interesting creative goals for now.

Let’s take steps in artistic self-development now that we have a moment to pause and be creative in new ways.


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One year ago – last April and May – we invited actors from all over the world to join us as we gathered online to explore how our artistic practice could also be a holistic practice – Chekhov during difficult times. Check out some of the sessions on Vimeo:




Chekhov Studio Online Classes

Spring 2021


TFW 2021


Taught by Dawn Arnold

DA Online Class (1)

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:

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

 Sign up for Class

1) E-mail us at ChekhovStudioChicago Actors new to our Studio will interview by email.

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



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.




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 Facetime, Skype, or Zoom. 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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