Programs


PROFESSIONAL ACTOR TRAINING IN THE CHEKHOV TECHNIQUE

 

Art of the Actor (Click for program details and application)

 

Autumn 2017: September 18 - December 6, 2017

 

ONGOING WORKSHOPS IN THE CHEKHOV TECHNIQUE

 

Meet the Michael Chekhov Technique - Intro/Review (Click for details)

 

The Dramatic Imagination - Scene Study (Click for details)

 

Clown For Actors (Click for details)

 

Acting The Song (Click for details)

 

Transformation - Characterization  (Click for details)

 

The Audition - Cold Readings, Monologues (Click for details)

 

TO REGISTER: Click the registration link under each workshop listing.

Questions:

Contact us at info@michaelchekhovactingstudio.com or 646.385.2876.

The Michael Chekhov Acting Studio
138 W 15th St, 1st floor
New York, New York 10011

 

** The Michael Chekhov Acting Studio accepts applications from International students but does not offer Student Visas. The Michael Chekhov Acting Studio is not an academically accredited program and is not  affiliated with any other institution. We offer instruction in the Michael Chekhov Technique taught by world class certified teachers of the Chekhov technique.**

 

 

WORKSHOPS AT THE STUDIO (updated September, 2017)

 

Introduction / Review


Meet the Michael Chekhov Technique (September 21st to October 13, 2017)

When you meet the Chekhov Technique you also meet your own creative and expressive self. The working parts of the technique are introduced in each class. All of the tools are useful and effective for preparing the role. Each of these tools is designed to energize and provoke you, the actor, into playing fully in the life of the character. Playing, and improvisation take place in a friendly and supportive space.

 

This workshop can be taken as an introduction, or as a review.

 

Taught by Lenard Petit

 

4 weeks / 8 classes / Thursdays & Fridays / 10:00am-1:00pm / Cost: $390

$100 Deposit Payment with Registration

 

 

Application of the Technique

 

 

The Dramatic Imagination (October 26th to November 10th, 2017)     

 

What if one plus one does not always equal two?

 

This workshop is an active engagement with the Chekhov tecnique to rummage through the needs of both the actor and the character. We reach into the physical to find the radiating drama. The feelings, the thoughts, and the actions of the characters come together. In this practice the actor can realize the oneness in the performance. The many parts of the Chekhov technique get passed through the imagination of the actor. The outer world of the play becomes the fully energized inner world of the actor.

 

This is application of the technique in a scene study workshop.

Introductory training in the Chekhov Technique is required.

 

Taught by Lenard Petit & Melania Levitsky

 

4 weeks / 8 classes / Thursdays & Fridays / 10:00am-1:00pm / Cost: $390

 

$100 Deposit Payment with Registration

 

 

Clown For Actors (December 8, 9, 10th 2017)

 

This workshop is intended to give actors an opportunity to feel themselves present in a creative state while researching a clown. We will work with the dynamic principles of movement and the psychological gesture, archetype, imagination, imaginary body, imaginary center, atmosphere, and improvisation. A time to explore performance skills, relationship to the audience, and basic stagecraft. This is an intensive in being and doing, truth and play. 

 

All performers are welcome.

 

Taught by Lenard Petit

Weekend Workshops

 

Friday 6pm-9pm

Saturday 10am-5pm

Sunday 10am-1pm

 

Cost:$300

 

$100 Deposit Payment with Registration

 

 

 

Acting The Song (Spring 2018 )     

 

What is the story that lives inside the singer while singing the song? How do you make contact with your inner life so you can unlock and express the dramatic narrative while performing the song?  The meaning is in the images and the images can live in the body of the singer and flow outward to the audience. The song is a creative event; it’s meaning is supported by creative activity living in the singer. Chekhov Technique is a direct pathway to the performer’s expression. This technique workshop is specifically geared towards the expression of the singer. It is an introduction to the Michael Chekhov Technique for musical theatre actors.

 

No previous training in the Chekhov Technique is required.

 

Taught by Lenard Petit

4 weeks / 8 classes / Tuesdays & Wednesdays / 10:00am-1:00pm / Cost: $390

$100 Deposit Payment with Registration

 

 

 

Transformation (Spring 2018)

 

Applying the tools. Charracterization as Chekhov called it. Imagine playing the character you have always wanted to play. You can do that in this workshop–using rehearsal techniques of Michael Chekhov to illuminate the character for your transformation.

 

It is a process you will easily understand because you learn it though play, and you can carry it away.

 

Introductory training in the Chekhov Technique is reccomended, but not required.

 

$100 Deposit Payment with Registration

 

 

 

The Audition (Next Dates TBA)

 

Technique and practice for preparing an audition. Monologues and cold reading.

Simple and provocative chloices to serve the audiotioner.

 

No previous training in the Chekhov Technique is required.

 

$100 Deposit Payment with Registration

 


 

MORE WORKSHOPS IN THE MICHAEL CHEKHOV TECHNIQUE (SUPPORTED BY MCAS)

 

Summer Workshop & Teacher Trainings by MICHA:The Michael Chekhov Association

 

Click to see a list of friends from the international Chekhov community

 
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