Michael Chekhov Meets Shakespeare #2
June 22nd and 23rd at Tarragon Theatre
Michael Chekhov Meets Shakespeare is back! Seven Siblings Theatre is running another Michael Chekhov Acting Technique weekend workshop at The Tarragon Theatre.
The intensive will take place on June 22nd and 23rd and run from 12-6pm each day. Selected participants will explore the world of Hamlet, and apply the technique to Shakespeare’s text to unlock a practical, specific, and imaginative rehearsal process.
Artistic Director Will King and Artistic Producer Madryn McCabe (two certified teachers of the Michael Chekhov Technique from the Great Lakes Michael Chekhov Consortium) will lead the training. The sessions will include exercises in atmosphere, character body, centres, archetypes, archetypal action, and ensemble.
"I've done several workshops in the Chekhov technique over the years, but it has never seemed more practical to me than when I was working with Seven Siblings. I've done [three] shows with them, and would be happy to do another! I think my favourite exercises/techniques are centres, atmospheres, and ghosts.” - Scott McCulloch
"This technique was a really useful and innovative way to explore and discover the physicality of a character. I tend to sometimes be too heady and intellectual sometimes with my character work, so I found the Chekhov technique was a great way to let loose and let my body inform the work for once. It was also great how Madryn and Will never pressure you to accept all the exercises - there was very much a "take what works for you, ignore the rest!" approach which was very liberating. I'd definitely recommend this training for anyone looking to have fun and explore a character from a unique and refreshing perspective.” - Genevieve Adam
"I had the chance to work on Rhinoceros with the Seven Siblings team and absolutely had a wonderful time! They have a great understanding of the Chekhov technique and are especially great at picking exercises that complement actors personalities, the characters they play, and that push the development of the piece to match their artistic vision ... I would highly recommend a workshop with them if you'd like to explore the Chekhov technique.” - Veronica Baron
$75 (Before June 3) *EARLYBIRD DISCOUNT*
$100 (After June 3)
All artists must register BY JUNE 16.
To attend the workshop, send us an email with your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "MC meets Shakespeare." Early submissions encouraged.
Seven Siblings Theatre is passionate about developing and sharing the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique.
Our team has taught drop in classes at the Tarragon Theatre, workshopped performances at the University of Windsor, and facilitated development of the technique at arts organizations throughout Ontario.
We have educational packages available for both private and public institutions.
If you are interested in learning from Seven Siblings Theatre, please contact us directly to set up a time.
We look forward to sharing the work with you soon!