Psychological Gesture Course

6-Day Course in Michael Chekhov’s

November 9-14, 2019 in Hudson (NY)

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“For an artist, it is to create things behind things… – In the human gesture lives the human soul, and the gesture will never belie the audience.” (Michael Chekhov)

Psychological Gesture is at the heart of the Michael Chekhov Technique. This 6-day workshop provides an opportunity for actors to develop a thorough practical understanding of the key element of this approach to acting.

The Course
A six-day program for actors who wish to
* acquire a practical understanding of “Psychological Gesture” as the key element of Michael Chekhov’s Technique
* learn from Ted Pugh & Fern Sloan, who worked directly with Michael Chekhov’s personal students
* develop confidence & trust in your own intuitive approach to material & character in sessions with Ragnar

When & Where
November 9-14, 2019 (Saturday-Thursday)
The Michael Chekhov School is located in the historic City of Hudson (NY), 2 hours from New York City, accessible by train (Amtrak); the closest airports are Albany (NY) & all NYC airports.


How to Apply
This workshop is limited to 12 participants. Please contact us for details on the application process here: 

Screen Shot 2019-10-28 at 10.19.55 AMFern Sloan & Ted Pugh:What is a Gesture?” | Play Podcast here, or Subscribe on iTunes

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

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, award winning film directorco-artistic director for the acclaimed DVD series Master Classes in the Michael Chekhov Technique. All or faculty are also teaching for MICHA, the Michael Chekhov Association. Additional faculty -if her time permits- may include Joanna Merlin, treasured colleague & friend of the School and the last living direct student of Michael Chekhov’s.

Accommodations may be available at Barry Butterfield’s B&B in Hudson, walking distance from our work-space, or through other locals B&Bs, hotels and airbnb. If you will not bring a car, you want to arrange for housing within walking distance to our work space: 360 Warren Street, Hudson, NY.

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

 Dreaming, Images and the Performer’s Body: PHELIM MCDERMOTT is showing composer
 what Michael Chekhov means by “Psychological Gesture”. Filmed by Ragnar.