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




Chekhov Check-Ins

Monday evenings 7:30-8:30 PM CT US through May. Next meeting is May 25
These free one-hour sessions are given by Dawn Arnold. You and your friends are welcome.

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

Let’s connect via online gatherings that demand of us even better connecting, even more imagination, even more concentration.

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 some of our busyness and be creative in a different way.



E-mail us at
and a Zoom sign-in link will be sent to you. Each session will have a unique link, so once you have signed up, watch for each week’s email.

Are you in a different time zones that makes participation difficult? Just found out about these or missed a session? Check out some of the sessions on Vimeo:


Online Classes


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Conversations with My Character

Taught by Dawn Arnold


Four sessions
Mondays 11 AM – 12:30 PM CT US via Zoom
May 25 – June 15, 2020
Four sessions
Mondays 6:30  -  8:00 PM CT US via Zoom
June 1, 8, 15,  and 29 

Conversations with My Character will be focused on early stages of getting to know a character, working with imagination, and asking leading questions.

“What are you trying to tell me?” Encounter your character through visualization and imagination, asking 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 in explorations and connect 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 brought into the explorations. 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 Actors new to our Studio will interview by email.

2) Pay the class fee total (plus $5 processing fee) here:



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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