Summer Program 2018


July / August, 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 with Children!
* For actors who want to practically explore a Michael Chekhov- inspired approach to Scene-Work, led by Ragnar Freidank & Fern Sloan.
* While their children explore make-believe under the guidance of Gabriela Bonomo, an experienced performer & mother.
* So that the whole acting family can spend time together learning & making in a supportive community amongst nature  in idyllic Upstate NY,

When & Where
July / August 2018 in Columbia County, NY

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

The Course
Children Groups
up to 3 years – Childcare provided
3-6 years – Playgroup
6 and up – Make Believe Group

Actor Parents
Michael Chekhov Workshop

Enjoy the surrounding nature, trails, biking, swimming…
Enjoy the children, area museums, concerts…
Visit rehearsals or the local brewery…


How to Apply
This workshop is limited to 12 actors. Please contact us for details on the application process. We welcome your inquiry and you can contact us here:

Our core faculty includes Fern Sloan who is bringing her experience of more than 40 years with the Michael Chekhov work to this course, Ragnar Freidank, co-director of the DVD series Master Classes in the Michael Chekhov Technique and Gabriela Bonomo, actress, performance artist, mother, baker and toy-maker.

Each actor is responsible for arranging their own accommodations. Housing an be found through airbnb. A list of some area motels & B&Bs can be found here.

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, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.

“Looking at a Seed”, with Fern Sloan