The Actor’s Creative Process - The Foundations of Michael Chekhov’s Approach to Acting and Performance

Saturday 22 June 10am - 5pm

A sequence of one-day workshops running from September 2023 – June 2024

with Sarah Kane

The one-day workshops planned for weekends at Rudolf Steiner House in 2023 and 2024 aim to provide an overview over the core elements of Michael Chekhov’s acting technique that he continued to develop throughout his life.  They range from the very beginnings of any serious artistic research and exploration to the finer points of developing a stage life and creating character, including the character’s psychological gesture.

The workshops aim to introduce participants to or deepen their understanding of the strongly creative and highly artistic techniques developed by the Russian actor in the middle of the twentieth century. They also aim to inspire and empower actors for their future work.

The Imaginary Centre
Saturday 22 June, 10am - 5pm

As a further tool in Chekhov’s approach to developing character, and a follow-on from the Ideal Centre, discovering the Imaginary Centre with the help again of the actor’s imagination, can be enormously enriching and transformative. It will involve exploring colour, forms and textures, its home in the body, as well as real and imaginary objects, all inspired by the character and inviting the actor to transform everything relating to his or her outer appearance.

As usual, please bring clothing and footwear suitable for movement, as well as a short text that a character might speak. it will be helpful to know this text by heart.

A new sequence of Chekhov workshops will be starting in the autumn of 2024.

Workshop Fee: £55 per individual day; £150.00 for three workshops.

Please book in advance: or in person on the day in the Bookshop.