The Actor’s Dilemma

Weekend Workshop
with Ted Pugh and Bethany Caputo

What is actable? How can I best meet the demands of my director?
So often actors find themselves being given a direction that is, quite simply, un-actable. Perhaps the direction is too intellectual; perhaps it is too much of an “idea.” Ultimately, as actors, we are looking for a process to engage in, an activity that enlivens us. In this workshop, we will explore how to navigate un-actable directions, and perhaps find our way to actable choices using the tools offered us by Michael Chekhov. – A workshop for actors, who have prior experience with this technique.

Workshop Dates
Weekend Workshop
June 10 & 11, 2017
Hudson, NY


11:00am-1:00pm Session 1
2:30pm-5:30pm Session 2
10:00am-1:00pm Session 3
2:30pm-5:30pm Session 4

Ted Pugh and Bethany Caputo.
You can read more about our faculty on our ‘faculty‘ page.

To Register
Registration for this workshop is not yet open. Admission will be on a rolling basis; the workshop is limited to 12 actors.

Getting to Hudson
Hudson is a 2-hour train ride from NYC along a scenic route with magnificent vistas of the Hudson River. Book in advance for cheaper tickets at (1-800-USA-RAIL). The school is located at 360 Warren Street (3rd floor) in the center of Hudson, walking distance from the train station.

Housing in Hudson can be found in local B&B’s (for example at Barry Butterfield’s) or through airbnb.

More Information
For more information, please contact Bethany Caputo at bethanycaputo[at]
You can also call Bethany at 917-495-2079

The Frog and the Snake, by Gabriel Rodriguez (retold by Craig Mathers)