Video Introduction to the School by Joanna Merlin, student of Michael Chekhov’s and president of MICHA, the Michael Chekhov Association
What is the intention of the Michael Chekhov School in Hudson, NY?
The Michael Chekhov School offers actors an affordable opportunity to develop their art under the guidance of experienced theatre professionals. The school finds its inspiration from the work of the late actor and theater pioneer Michael Chekhov; and his artistic legacy and pedagogical insight are at the core of the school. The school believes in an active integration of study with the profession and practice of acting; to apply what one learns in one session to one’s professional work, and arrive at the next session with questions and inspiration. The Michael Chekhov Technique, and the school itself, seeks not only to train acting as a craft, but to foster artists – those that will create work that is personal and exploratory.
The collective resume of the school’s mentor-teachers include Broadway, film, television, major regional theaters, as well as major universities including the Graduate Acting Program of NYU, the Graduate Acting Program of The New School for Drama, Columbia University’s School of the Arts in NYC and MICHA, the Michael Chekhov Association.
The Michael Chekhov School is an initiative of The Actors’ Ensemble of Columbia County, a 501 (c)(3) not for profit organization.