by Joanna Merlin, the last living direct student of Michael Chekhov’s & president of MICHA, the Michael Chekhov Association:
To make an immersive training in the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique available to actors & acting students, in a residency-setting at an affordable cost.
The collective resume of the school’s mentor-teachers include Broadway, film, television, major regional theaters, award-winning screenings at International Film Festivals as well as faculty assignments at major universities, including the Graduate Acting Program of NYU (Tisch) and the Graduate Acting Programs of The New School for Drama and Columbia Universityʼs School of the Arts in New York City. Our core-faculty have collectively taught internationally in Canada, Ireland, England, Germany, Croatia, Russia, Switzerland, Japan, Holland, Romania, Italy and Australia. All our core-faculty are featured master teachers in the acclaimed DVD series “Master Classes in the Michael Chekhov Technique”, produced by MICHA, the Michael Chekhov Association.
Words from Participants:
~To Be a Discoverer
Grzegorz Łabuda & Jakub Margosiak on the actor as a seeker (Polish with English Subtitles)
A Strange Medium
Ty Hungerford & Kate Udall are discussing technique, objectivity & the actor’s medium.
Atuar – To Act!
Amparo de Gata & Gabriela Bonomo on the freedom to act (Portuguese with English subtitles)
Looking for Something
Daniela Sirkin & Salomé Krell on trusting the body, vulnerability & leading a creative life.
Of Mind & Body
Bew Arjsamat & Som Patoompong on making art of mind & body. (Thai with English subtitles)
~Movement | Life
Pan-ke & Yuan-rong on Michael Chekhov & the soul of the East. (Chinese with English Subtitles)
Yuan-rong & Pan-ke on Ego, Embodiment of Spirits & ‘Higher Self’ (Chinese with English Subtitles)
The Spirit of Things
Kathryn Doshi & Aoibheann Murphy contemplating spirit, acting & sharing the gift.
The Michael Chekhov School is an initiative of The Actors’ Ensemble of Columbia County, a 501 (c)(3) not for profit organization. The Actors’ Ensemble is a company of actors, dedicated to Michael Chekhov’s legacy through research, teaching, and performance. If you wish to support the work the Michael Chekhov School, any donation to our Scholarship Fund is fully tax-deductible.