by Joanna Merlin, the last living direct student of Michael Chekhov’s & president of MICHA, the Michael Chekhov Association:
The Michael Chekhov School offers
* training in the Fundamentals of the Michael Chekhov Technique through our online-collection of On-Demand Classes with our senior faculty Fern Sloan & Ted Pugh
* work with the performance situation in live classes with Ragnar Freidank in NYC
~Live Class in NYC
Upcoming: June 2023, with Ragnar Freidank (Midtown)
Making a little space in ourselves
Video by Martin D. Anderson from a Class with Ragnar in NYC
The Michael Chekhov School’s Online Studio offers in-depth training in the Fundamentals of the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique with TED PUGH & FERN SLOAN, who each have over 40 years experience in this approach. Their classes are available as Video-On-Demand sessions, recorded with professional video- and audio-quality in our dedicated studio. Subscription to the classes gives you unlimited access for 6 months to work with them on your own schedule. In addition, we have a collection of video and audio-sessions with RAGNAR available. For more information and free preview sessions, visit our Online Studio.
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.