Spring 2016 Weekend Workshops

INTRODUCTORY WEEKEND WORKSHOPS

From time to time the Michael Chekhov School is offering weekend workshops in Hudson, NY as an introduction to the school’s program and style of teaching.

Below you can read a description of some of the workshops we offered in March 2016. If you are interested in being notified of any upcoming weekend-workshops, please check back here in the future, or contact us.

Poster All Spring

In March 2016 we offered 3 Weekend-Immersions as an introduction to the Michael Chekhov School.

It is our intention to give actors and theater practitioners an immersive and affordable time and space to intensively explore this unique approach. Participants will be able to stay in a nearby Bed& Breakfast within walking distance from the school. During morning and afternoon sessions we will be working on our feet to meet Michael Chekhov’s suggestions as they relate to gesture, image and sensation. Each weekend can be booked separately or as a connected series of three workshops.


Poster01 actors instrument

 

March 5th/ 6th
Psycho-Physical /
The Actor’s Instrument
”It is a known fact that the human body
and psychology influence each other and are in constant interplay.” (Michael Chekhov)

 

Poster02 Character

 

 

March 12/ 13th
Character / Image
“Each new object well contemplated
opens up a new organ within me.” (Goethe)

 

Poster03 psychological gesture

 

 

March 19th/ 20th
Psychological Gesture
“All of the points of the method can be understood from the point of view of transforming the outer thing into the inner life and changing the inner life the inner life into the outer event.” (M. Chekhov)

 

DAILY SAMPLE SCHEDULE:

housing hudson medium

The B&B in Hudson

Friday evening
Arrival
Saturday
11am-1pm Session 1
3pm-6pm Session 2
Sunday
10am-1pm Session 3
3pm-6pm Session 4

Housing:
For each workshop weekend we are offering housing at a local Bed & Breakfast. Accommodation is in double-occupancy rooms;  the cost  is included in your tuition. For an additional fee you can request a single room (limited availability). If you would like to stay an extra night (Sunday – Monday) this can be arranged at no extra cost.

Tuition:
The tuition for each weekend is $350 and includes accommodation from Friday – Sunday at a B&B in Hudson. Accommodation is in shared rooms; to reserve a single room is an additional $100/ weekend. Each weekend can be booked separately or as a series-of-three for a reduced rate of $900.

Faculty:
The weekend workshops are taught by Fern Sloan, Ted Pugh and Ragnar Freidank. For more information on our faculty, please visit our ‘faculty‘ page.

Admission:
Admission is on a rolling basis; and each workshop-weekend is limited to 12 actors. To apply, please go to our ‘admission‘ page.

Getting to Hudson:
Hudson is a 2-hour train ride from NYC along a scenic route with magnificent vistas of the Hudson River. Book in advance for cheaper tickets at www.amtrak.com (1-800-USA-RAIL). The school is walking distance from both the train station and the B&B.

Additional Resources:
Our faculty are featured teachers in the Michael Chekhov Association’s (MICHA) “Master Class” video series, which can be viewed for a moderate fee HERE.

More Information:
For additional information on the Spring Workshop Series feel free to contact us.