Psychological Gesture Course

6-Day Course in Michael Chekhov’s

November 9-14, 2019 in Hudson (NY)

Danielle Gesture

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

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.