“The Poetic Body” | Michael Chekhov Technique
Workshop in Boston, August 24-25, 2019
“The body of an actor can be either his best friend, or his worst enemy.”
(Michael Chekhov in “To the Actor”)
Saturday & Sunday August 24-25, 2019
10am – 5pm (12 hours total)
Boston Center for the Arts (BCA)
Artist Studios Building, Studio 204
551 Tremont St. Boston, MA
“There are no purely physical exercises in our method, since they would be useless for us whose aim is … to make the body more and more sensitive in its ability to receive our inner impulses, and to convey them expressively to the audience…. All our exercises, therefore, are at the same time psychological ones.” (Michael Chekhov “To the Actor”, 1942)
Michael Chekhov has given a series of exercises to the actor as a means to train and transform our individual physical instrument – the body. All of his exercises aim to develop our sensitivity towards the subtle ways in which inspiration comes to meet us.
In morning sessions with Craig Mathers you learn specific exercises and explore various elements of the technique. During the afternoon sessions with Ragnar you bring these elements towards working with text, developing your own intuitive approach to material.
How to Apply
To apply, please send us a short message and we will contact you. Class size is limited.
CRAIG MATHERS is an actor who has been working on stage, film and television. He studied acting with Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse and is a graduate of Yale Drama School where he studied acting under Earle Gister. Craig is a designated Linklater teacher and an associate professor of Performing Arts at Emerson College. You can read more on our faculty page.
RAGNAR FREIDANK has been on faculty at The New School’s Acting Program in NYC for the past 12 years. He is one of the featured teachers and co-director of the acclaimed DVD series Master Classes in the Michael Chekhov Technique, produced by the Michael Chekhov Association (MICHA). He directed the award-winning narrative film Beautiful Hills of Brooklyn, starring Joanna Merlin, executive producer Bob Balaban. You can read more on our faculty page.
For additional information feel free to contact us.
Images: Actresses Teagan Wouters & Dasana Smyth, photographed by Jessica Maynard
@ the Michael Chekhov School, Spring Immersion 2019