Michael Chekhov Acting Technique Certified Actor and Teacher Program

Michael Chekhov Acting Technique Certified Teacher Program








2018 Program Dates:

  • Module Four - Limit 10 participants
    Dates: May 28 - June 4
    Tuition: $1,200.00 Resident
                $850.00 Commuter
  • Module Three
    Dates: June 2 - 9
    Tuition: $1,200.00 Resident
                $850.00 Commuter
  • Module Two
    Dates: June 3 - 9
    Tuition: $1100.00 Resident
                $850.00 Commuter
  • Module One
    Dates: June 4 - 9
    Tuition: $995.00 Resident
                $850.00 Commuter
  • Music Theatre Workshop - Limit 10 Participants
    Date: Sunday, June 3, 2018, 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $150.00 Resident
                $125.00 Commuter
    This workshop is for Module 2, 3, and graduates of GLMCC. The workshop will be taught by Jim Haffner, Certified Michael Chekhov Teacher, and professor of opera at University of the Pacific.

This exciting program – the only one of its kind to be sponsored by an institution of higher learning – will provide comprehensive instruction in the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique. Upon completion of three one-week summer training modules, participants will either receive a Certificate granting Certification as a Teacher or Actor of the Technique from the University of Mount Union and the Great Lakes Michael Chekhov Consortium. Each participant is evaluated by faculty who recommend which track is most appropriate for each participant. Participants may also choose which program in which they wish to participate. Please see the GLMCC website for more details.

Developed in conjunction with the Great Lakes Michael Chekhov Consortium, the program will be taught by theatre professionals who are certified in the Michael Chekhov technique. Participants will gain an understanding of the principles upon which Chekhov's teachings were founded and will participate in exercises designed to help them experience the techniques firsthand.

  • Participants should possess an undergraduate degree in theatre or have extensive professional experience
  • Participants should have some experience with the work of Michael Chekhov
  • Participants should have an interest in teaching the Michael Chekhov Technique
  • Participants should be willing to work in an ensemble environment.


Michael Chekhov Acting Technique Certified Teacher Program Accommodations

Participants will be housed in single rooms with private baths in Bica-Ross and Shields Residence Halls at the University of Mount Union. Opened in 1999, rooms are air conditioned and furnished with a fridge. There are common area lounges in both Halls. Bedding and towels are included. All Mount Union buildings are smoke free. Meals are included in tuition. A pre-paid card will be issued upon arrival which can be used at many local restaurants and the nearby Giant Eagle.


For further information

Mark Monday

President and Producing Artistic Director
Great Lakes Michael Chekhov Consortium


About Michael Chekhov

ChekhovMichael Chekhov was a Russian-born actor, director and teacher who was widely recognized as one of the greatest actors of the 20th century. The nephew of playwright Anton Chekhov, Michael (or Micha, as he was known) had a great talent for characterization and was a keen observer of the creative process. His psycho-physical acting technique incorporated imagination and body as well as intellect.

In 1942, Chekhov was invited to Hollywood, where he became an acting coach to the stars, and also continued his career as an actor, acting in many films. He also taught a group called The Drama Society and published his book, To The Actor. Prominent actors who studied with him included: Gary Cooper, Marilyn Monroe, Gregory Peck, Patricia Neal, Clint Eastwood, Anthony Quinn, Ingrid Bergman, Jack Palance, Lloyd Bridges, and Yul Brynner (who wrote the preface to Chekhov's To The Actor). Michael Chekhov died in Hollywood in 1955, before his work became widely known.

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