Summer Laboratory


July 8-26, 2019 in Hudson (NY)

That is what we want in our school, to open the doors for the creative spirit. (Michael Chekhov)

A program
For actors, acting teachers & theater makers who want to practically explore a Michael Chekhov- inspired approach to rehearsing & performing.

When & Where
July 8-26, 2019. – The Michael Chekhov School is located in the historic City of Hudson (NY), two hours from New York City. Hudson is accessible by train (Amtrak); the closest airports are Albany (NY) and all NYC airports.

Daily Schedule
9:30 – 12:30 Morning Session
12:30 – 2:30 Lunch
2:30 – 5:30 Afternoon Session

The Course
The Michael Chekhov School is hosting this 3-week summer workshop for participants
* who have trained as / or are working as actor / director / filmmaker / teacher / creative
* who are looking to develop their working knowledge of Michael Chekhov’s Technique
* who desire to work with their own specific artistic questions in a collaborative atmosphere on rehearsing & performing dramatic material


How to Apply
This workshop is limited to 12 actors. Please contact us for details on the application process. We welcome your inquiry and you can contact us here:

Our core faculty includes Fern Sloan & Ted Pugh who are bringing their experience of more than 40 years with the Michael Chekhov work to this course and Ragnar Freidank, acting teacher, film directorco-artistic director for the DVD series Master Classes in the Michael Chekhov Technique.

Accommodations can be found through airbnb. A list of some area motels & B&Bs can be found here. If you will not have a car, you will want to arrange for housing within walking distance to our work space: 360 Warren Street, Hudson, NY.

Possibilities include Fox Hill Camping (518-392-3714) in Spencertown (NY), or at the nearby Lake Taghkanic State Park  & Copake Falls, all driving-distance from Hudson

While no childcare is provided by the Michael Chekhov School, the nearby local Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School & Farm is offering a Day Camp / Overnight Camp:
* ages 4-7 (July 9-20) Kinder Camp
* ages 8-10 (July 15 -20) Farm Cam

More Information
If you have additional questions, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.