“The World of Character”
Michael Chekhov Technique Workshop
Boston, October 12-13, 2019
“Characterizations must be intuitive creations.” Michael Chekhov
Saturday & Sunday October 12-13, 2019
10am – 5pm (12 hours total)
Boston Center for the Arts (BCA)
Artist Studios Building, Studio 204
551 Tremont St. Boston, MA
“In our profession all the thoughts must be turned into action and feelings… If you will understand this, you will see why this process of “seeing” the inner life of the character is really a kind of sight. It is not guessing, it is seeing – with what? Not with your eyes, but with something which is the combination of your own will and heart.” Michael Chekhov, February 5, 1940
While we are working on a part we are naturally accompanied by our thoughts. Noticing the particular Images that surround our thinking, opens the door for the actor to what Michael Chekhov calls “Imaginary Bodies” & “Centers” as an approach to Character.
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.
Please bring a text that:
* you find meaningful or feel inspired by
* you would like to play as an actor
* is between 1-2 minutes in duration
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 Dasana Smyth & Hadar Be’hochma, photographed by Jessica Maynard
@ the Michael Chekhov School, Spring Immersion 2019