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"That is what we want in our school, to open the doors of the creative spirit "
Michael Chekhov

Chekhov Training and Performance Ireland, run by Max Hafler and Declan Drohan, provides training opportunities in the Michael Chekhov Technique.

There is more about Chekhov himself on another page of this website, but from an acting point of view, the technique focusses primarily on finding character from the Imagination and the Body. It is a holistic technique which teaches us to unite body, imagination, voice and feelings.

As such the work embarked upon through the Technique can be truly transformational as well as being spectacularly useful from a performance perspective. 

Max and Declan and their International guests run both in the room (in Galway and Sligo) and online courses in the technique covering first principles as well as advanced courses in the work. 

Coming Up Next

One more workshop only for this year but check out our New Year Courses!

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CTPI comes to Sligo!

For the audience, the actor is the living, radiating presence at the heart of drama.

What skills and tools make the performer subtle, responsive and capable of transformation? The ability to transition into someone other than themselves...To convey a character.

Working through the Imagination and the Body, the Chekhov Technique offers a suite of strategies for the actor to achieve exactly this.

The journey begins here. this day long workshop will give you an exploratory look in seeing acting in a different way. 


Wear loose, comfortable clothing you can move in.

Bare feet or socks...( its a warm, comfortable yoga studio)

email to book your place.

Saturday Dec 10th
Tutor Declan Drohan in Sligo

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