NYC Scene Study

Weekly Class with Ragnar in NYC
February 2020

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MONDAYS, 2:00 – 4:30pm
February 3, 10, 17, 24, 2020


230 Lexington Ave
Between 33rd & 34th St.
Subway: 6 Line. 10 min walk from: B, D ,F, M, N, Q, R, W, S,
4, 5, 7 
& Metro North. 15 min walk from: 1, 2, 3, A, C, E, LIRR

The Class
* offers you an ongoing training in processes, inspired by Michael Chekhov’s Acting Technique.
* develops your intuitive approach to scene work, to interpret and play with any material at hand.
Every session begins with Ragnar leading an ensemble warm-up in technique and process-work, followed by active scene-work dedicated to each actor’s development in craft and art.

Enrollment is on a monthly basis. The tuition is $200/ month  (4 sessions). Upon acceptance into the class, a $50 deposit is required to hold your space. The remaining amount is due on the first day of class (check / cash).

Ragnar Freidank has been on faculty at The New School’s Acting Program in NYC for the past 12 years. He is one of the featured teachers and co-director of the acclaimed DVD series Master Classes in the Michael Chekhov Technique, produced by the Michael Chekhov Association (MICHA). He directed the award-winning narrative film Beautiful Hills of Brooklyn, starring Joanna Merlin, executive producer Bob Balaban. You can read more on our faculty page.

How to Apply
To apply, please send us a short message and Ragnar will contact you. Class size is limited.

Ragnar’s work, based on the brilliant explorations of Michael Chekhov, is very much his own. He is an excellent listener and willing collaborator and I cannot speak too highly of the man and the teacher.
(MICHAEL HOWARD, actor, director, acting teacher, founder of the ‘Michael Howard Studios’, NYC)
 is an artist, both as a teacher and as a director. He is on an impassioned and relentless search to discover ways of connecting the actor with his own resources.
(JOANNA MERLIN, Broadway, film, TV actress; author of ‘Auditioning, An Actor Friendly Guide’)
Being in a rehearsal hall or studio with Ragnar is a constant source of clarity and inspiration; it is a keenly observed exploration into the heart of the matter, or certainly somewhere in that vicinity.
(BRENT CARVER, actor, Tony Award for ‘Kiss of the Spiderwoman’)

Michael Chekhov Technique
If you would like to get a sense of the technique-aspect in this class, you can stream the video-classes below. They are part of a series produced by MICHA (Michael Chekhov Association) & available for a nominal fee. Classes taught by Ragnar; Ghost Exercise co-taught with Joanna Merlin:
Class on “Radiating & Receiving“; Class on “Atmosphere“; and the “Ghost Exercise“.

More Information
For additional information feel free to contact us.

Ragnar teaching a free Imaginary Class (excerpt), filmed by Martin D. Anderson