Advanced Course

ADVANCED COURSE in the Michael Chekhov Technique

September 11 – 23, 2017  TWO-WEEK INTENSIVE


“When we are satisfied with being half-filled with the objective, half-radiating the atmosphere, half-guessing the gesture, we are on the wrong path because we are only half-creators, half-actors, we are half-strong or half-weak, and this is what we must overcome. That is the reason why we have our school; to get something to the fullest extent.”  Michael Chekhov, July 4, 1938

The Course
A full-time ADVANCED COURSE as a progressive journey for the practitioner with some fundamental knowledge of the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique. This course will build on your previous foundation and supports your individual development and mastery of this work.

A Program for Actors
who already possess some PREVIOUS TRAINING in the Michael Chekhov Technique. Prior training may include: participation in MICHA workshops, courses at one of the private Michael Chekhov Studios (New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, etc…), workshops with Michael Chekhov Europe, class work with a MICHA affiliated teacher, previous work with the Michael Chekhov School, or similar training. If you question whether your particular background gives you a sufficient foundation for this advanced course, please contact us.

When & Where
September 11-23, 2017 in Hudson (NY), 2 hours from New York City.
Hudson is accessible by train (Amtrak); the closest airports are Albany (NY) and all NYC airports. First day of Classes is Monday Sept 11 & last day of classes Saturday Sept 23, 2017.

Sample Day (Mon – Fri)
9:30am-12:30pm: Morning Session
2:30pm-5:30pm: Afternoon Session
We are working 6 days per week (Saturday is a half-day),
with optional rehearsals in the evenings & on weekends.

Course Description
We will build the specific content of this course around all participating actors. As part of your application process we invite you to express the area of the technique you need to focus on to progress in this work. In addition we will work every day on strengthening each actor’s foundation through seeking to incorporate the FULL BODY experience, the true depth of PSYCHO-PHYSICAL, the actuality of GESTURE and the experience of SENSATION.

Ted Pugh, Fern Sloan and Ragnar Freidank. Additional faculty include the last living direct student of Michael Chekhov Joanna Merlin, plus guests. All of our faculty are teachers for MICHA, the Michael Chekhov Association. For more information on our faculty, please visit our ‘faculty’ page.

The tuition is $1800, plus $200 for housing (optional), see below for details.

How to Apply
This course is limited to 12 actors. The admission deadline is August 1, 2017.
To apply, please send us a brief note. We will be in touch with details about the application process. If we have not worked with you before we will arrange to see something of your acting work, in person or through video.

We are offering very affordable housing in shared rooms in a beautiful, spacious house in close vicinity to Hudson. Advance notice is necessary to secure housing. The housing fee for both weeks is $200. The arrival date for the house is 9/9 or 9/10, departure date is 9/24.

Limited housing scholarships may be available to cover the cost of your accommodation during the course. Please inquire for details.

More Information
If you have additional questions; or you would like more information, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.

Gabriela Bonomo working in an Advanced Session on material from a film