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 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:
~Atuar – To Act!
Amparo de Gata & Gabriela Bonomo on the freedom to act (Portuguese with English subtitles)
~To Be a Discoverer
Grzegorz Łabuda & Jakub Margosiak on the actor as a seeker (Polish with English Subtitles)
Looking for Something
Daniela Sirkin & Salomé Krell on trusting the body, vulnerability & leading a creative life.
The Spirit of Things
Kathryn Doshi & Aoibheann Murphy contemplating spirit, acting & sharing the gift.
A Strange Medium
Ty Hungerford & Kate Udall are discussing technique, objectivity & the actor’s medium.