by Joanna Merlin, the last living direct student of Michael Chekhov’s & president of MICHA, the Michael Chekhov Association:
To make a professional, immersive training in the Michael Chekhov 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. Our core faculty are all 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:
A Strange Medium
Kate Udall & Ty Hungerford are discussing technique, objectivity & the actor’s medium.
Looking for Something
Salomé Krell & Daniela Sirkin on trusting the body, vulnerability & leading a creative life.
The Spirit of Things
Aoibheann Murphy & Kathryn Doshi contemplating spirit, acting & sharing the gift.
All three videos filmed during our Immersion Program.
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.