working sessions

Danielle – Medea

In the Summer of 2016, a company of 10 actors came together at the Michael Chekhov School for a 4 week session, to work on individual projects. All actors had previous experience working with the Michael Chekhov Technique. The following video is a record of one of the working sessions, where the performer was both initiating and following her process with the material. The video is not edited for content or aesthetics but conveys the raw energy of the work session. Alongside the video you will hear the audio of a conversation the performer Danielle Carter had with fellow actress Gabriela Bonomo and camera man Martin D. Anderson.

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Gabriela – Camera Session

Gabriela Bonomo is exploring auditioning material in an on-camera session during the Immersion course 2015

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Gabriel – Process on Camera

Gabriel Rodriguez is working with excerpts from “A Brief for the Defense” by Jack Gilbert during the Immersion course 2015

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On-Camera Sessions / “Diving Into the Deep”-Intensive

Margot Fennley (with Craig Mathers) is working on camera during during the 3-Week Intensive in January, 2018

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On-Camera Sessions / Immersion

Oraphan Arjsamat (with Grzegorz Łabuda) working on camera during during the 5-week Immersion 2018 [in Thai language]


Wipavee Patoompong working on camera during during the 5-week Immersion 2018 [in Thai language]


Stephen Diaz working on camera during during the 5-week Immersion 2018


Japanese actor Ryusuke Kobayashi working on camera during during the 5-week Immersion 2018

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Auditioning Classes / Immersion

During the Immersion 2015, Valorie Kissel is working in an Auditioning Class with Joanna Merlin. Joanna is an actress, award-winning casting director, author of the book “Auditioning, an actor-friendly guide” and the last living direct student of Michael Chekhov.

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Dorothea Barth-Jørgensen (with James McKinney as a reader) is working in an Auditioning Class with Joanna Merlin during the Immersion 2015.