Summer Program 2018


July 9 -20, 2018 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
* who want to practically explore Michael Chekhov’s Technique
* who are serious about their own own craft and development
* who already have some prior fundamental training in acting

When & Where
July 9 – July 20, 2018 in Hudson (NY), 2 hours from New York City.
Hudson is accessible by train (Amtrak); the closest airports are Albany (NY) and all NYC airports.

The Course
A 2-week progressive journey through the MICHAEL CHEKHOV TECHNIQUE
* Morning Sessions on Fundamental Technique and Speech
* Afternoon Sessions on Individual Scene Work & Ensemble

Mondays – Fridays
9:30 – 12:30 Morning Session
12:30 – 2:30 Lunch
2:30 – 5:30 Afternoon Session
(+ optional rehearsal-time on evenings & the weekend)


How to Apply
Please use the form below to contact us for details about the admission process. Rolling admission.

Our core faculty includes Ted PughFern SloanJohn McManus and Ragnar Freidank. Additional faculty include the last living direct student of Michael Chekhov’s Joanna Merlin. All of our faculty are teachers for MICHA, the Michael Chekhov Association. For more information on our faculty, please visit our ‘faculty’ page.

Each actor is responsible for arranging their own accommodations. Housing in Hudson can be found in local B&B’s (for example at Barry Butterfield’s) or through airbnb.

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.

More Information
If you have additional questions; or you would like more information, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.

Ragnar in conversation with Joanna Merlin about a past summer session