Michael Chekhov Technique Advanced Summer Masterclass Course

  • Michael Chekhov Technique Advanced Summer Masterclass Course
  • Michael Chekhov Technique Advanced Summer Masterclass Course
  • Michael Chekhov Technique Advanced Summer Masterclass Course
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About this course


5 days

Term Start

Monday 15th July to Friday 19th July 2019

Deepen your practical understanding with rigorous application of Michael Chekhov Technique. Strengthen your experience and comprehension of how to apply technique through improvisation, scenes, ensemble work and exercises. Discover and learn to apply SynthAnalysis to both rehearsal and performance of a play, explore the psychology of the stage and applications to rehearsal processes, cold reading, and scenes.

Fee and Application Information

How to Apply

Please click on the 'Book Now' link below to pay via our online store. If you have any questions about the course, please email summer@bruford.ac.uk.

Course fees:

Early Bird                                          
£550 (if paid in full before 1st April 2019)

Full Fee                                              
£625 (paid in full by 1st June 2019)

Deposit: £100
We encourage payment in full in advance. Places can be reserved by payment of a deposit of £100. To take advantage of early bird rates, payment must be made in full before April 1 2019, and in all cases the full balance must be paid before June 1 2019. If you would like to take advantage of this option, please proceed to ‘Book now’ and when you reach the payment options, please enter £100 as the amount you are paying.

Accommodation (if required)            
£300 (7 night reservation)

Cost includes en-suite rooms, free Wi-Fi and lunch vouchers to use on campus. 

Rose Bruford College Alumni Discounts
Alumni of Rose Bruford College undergraduate and postgraduate courses are entitled to a 5% discount on the full fee. Please contact us for further information

Course content

SynthAnalysis is the merging or synthesizing of Stanislavski analysis with Michael Chekhov Method to bring character and script to life. Learn how to define the Arc of the play, the beats and units with gesture, atmosphere and a SynthAnalysis Run Through. Apply Chekhov’s laws of Triplicity, Polarity and Transformation for innovative, collaborative ensemble rehearsal techniques.  Craft detailed characters, dynamic staging, and a work-in-progress performance using insights from the Psychology of the Stage.

Further explore and deepen your skills with Michael Chekhov's "psycho-physical” approach, basic principles and exercises including character transformation and ensemble life with expanded improvisation, scene study and directing. Each class begins with a warm-up specifically designed to develop the organic connection between the actor's inner life, creative imagination and expressive body. This course offers syllabus development and can be a prerequisite for Teacher Certification.

Michael Chekhov, Oscar nominee, was a celebrated Moscow Art Theater Actor, Director, Master Teacher at Darlington Hall UK and studio coach to Marilyn Monroe, Clint Eastwood, Gary Cooper, Elizabeth Taylor, James Dean, Gregory Peck, Mala Powers and other Hollywood legends.

 “ You have to teach yourself to act but Michael Chekhov can give you the tools – and for me, Psychological Gesture and Centers are extremely valuable...They work like a charm. I’ve used them all along and still do.”  ~ Clint Eastwood, Actor/Director/Producer

Lisa Dalton is President of the NMCA, National Michael Chekhov Association. She is a master teacher of Michael Chekhov¹s acting technique and a noted documentarian.  She is the co-producer of From Russia to Hollywood, the award winning Michael Chekhov documentary and contributed a third of the footage for Michael Chekhov: The Dartington Years and Anthony Quinn’s Life and Encounters with Michael Chekhov. 

An International Best Selling author, Lisa has worked professionally since 1976 on Film, Stage and Television. Since 1994, Lisa Dalton has been on the Faculty of the National Michael Chekhov Association, co-created with Mala Powers, Chekhov Estate Executrix, training acting teachers and professional actors through the longest running Chekhov Intensive worldwide Teacher Training Certification.  Lisa was the Creator/Artistic Director of the first two International Michael Chekhov Workshops in the United States at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center in Connecticut, and studied with eight first generation Michael Chekhov teachers: Beatrice Straight, Deirdre Hurst du Prey, Hurd Hatfield, Eddy Grove, Joanna Merlin, Mala Powers, George Shdanoff and Jack Colvin. She has interviewed students of Chekhov and teaching colleagues including Anthony Quinn, John Berry, Ford Rainey, Lloyd Bridges, Leslie Caron and others.  She taught at the American Film Institute, Screen Actors Guild Conservatory in Hollywood CA from 1988-2006 and continues to offer workshops with SAG/AFTRA nationally.

 Lisa is currently writing and publishing materials on further developments of Michael Chekhov¹s technique. Lisa was one of three teachers selected worldwide and the only English-speaking teacher on the Faculty of the International Symposium Workshop at the Sorbonne in Paris.

Janice Orlandi  Artistic Director of the Actors Movement Studio NYC, a Movement Pedagogy and Period Style Specialist, certified teacher of Williamson Technique and Period Styles: Edwardian, Elizabethan and Restoration. Janice is designated to train Williamson Technique teachers by Loyd Williamson, (founder of the Williamson Technique), Certified in Michael Chekhov Technique, she has extensive training with Ann Bogart, Tina Landau and SITI Company - in Viewpoints, Suzuki and Composition, is a certification candidate in rasaboxes™, has trained with Richard Schechner and East Coast artists members in rasaboxes and performance studies. Janice is currently working with Giles Foreman to mount training programs in the USA of Yat Malmgren/Laban  Method, founded at the Drama Center London. She is a writing book on physical technique for the actor and cross training; The Art Of Transformation - Crossing Pedagogy. Currently teachers Period Styles at Atlantic Theater NYU TISH BFA, and  Advanced Movement at HB Studios NYC, Former Assistant Professor University of the Arts, School of Performing Arts PA. Her work as an educator, director, actress and movement director coach has been seen at St James Theater London 2016 “The Other Mozart," Edinburgh Fringe Festival, “Bette Davis ain’t For Sissies.” Williamstown Theater Festival, De Lindenberg Centrum Voor Kunst Culture Netherlands, Odense State School, Denmark, Princeton Repertory Shakespeare Festival, Expanded Arts, CSC Classic Stage Company, Circle Rep lab and many others. She is the Co-Artistic Director of Echo Repertory, who mounted the historic production of The Triangle Factory Fire, and The Players, home of Edwin Booth, Edwardian Period Style Salon, Immersive Theater, a Founding Member of Expanded Arts Theater & Shakespeare in the Parking Lot NYC. Janice was interviewed by Nicole Potter for American Theater Magazine January 2011, “Actors on the Move” and on current trends in Movement training and theater education, a member SAG/AFTRA & AEA.

Terms and Conditions

  • The College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or cancel any course. If the College cancels a course you have booked onto your fee will be fully refunded;
  • All courses are subject to minimum numbers of students and will be confirmed once this number is reached;
  • The College reserves the right to refuse admission on to any of our programmes;
  • It is strongly recommended that all students insure themselves to cover the loss of fees or travel costs in the event of cancelation, illness or travel problems, for which the College cannot accept any liability;
  • Fees are non-returnable once a student has started the course;
  • All fees must be paid in full by 1st June 2019;
  • Full fees will be refunded for cancellations within two weeks of booking;
  • After two weeks from the booking date, in the event of a cancellation a sum of £100 will be retained to cover administration costs;
  • After 1st June 2019 a cancellation will result in the forfeiture of the entire fee paid

Related Information

Accommodation cost includes en-suite rooms, free Wi-Fi and lunch vouchers to use on campus.