This pause in our inability to meet together to practise and develop our acting skills through the Chekhov technique, is also an opportunity to really focus on our practise in the technique, to give us a chance to focus personally on our relationship to the technique and how it lives in us. 


Each week each participant will undertake to do at least 20 minutes per day practising and focussing on a principle of the Chekhov Technique and keep some notes of their discoveries which we will share in our hour long on-line sessions' talking through discoveries and working on  exercises. For this first four weeks I propose that I suggest the four topics and suggest a few exercises to go with them. 


No group will be larger than 8-10 participants enable each participant to link with the tutor.  


WEEK ONE : The Dramatic Imagination. Developing our imagination for creativity …working with novels , short stories. Chekhov’s image work with fairy stories. 


WEEK TWO Concentration on working with object images to create character. ‘Falling in love’ with the object. Working with images. Making the image larger or smaller 


WEEK THREE Working with Energy. energy body. General Atmosphere


WEEK FOUR More General Atmosphere. Working with a short poem or song .  

WEEK FIVE Polarities 



Working solo. Five week online course in Michael Chekhov work. Actors with some experience of Chekhov Technique to engage in this active application of work , focussing particularly on Composition, Atmosphere and Feeling of The Whole. Each actor can choose, devise or write a five minute piece under the title in any style which can be used for developing our technique which they will develop using the Chekhov elements. the course benison the 14th May at 3pm GMT. Prices are 10/8 per session. for more info email Tutor Max Hafler began his professional life as an actor, training at LAMDA and working with a whole number of distinguished actors and directors. He is a theatre tutor, director and writer who now specialises primarily in Michael Chekhov Technique and Voice. He trained in Chekhov Technique at MICHA and Michael Chekhov Europe. He teaches at NUI Galway in Ireland, and has guested at Boston MIT, USMaine Gorham, the Lir and others. His book, Teaching Voice, was published by Nick Hern Books in 2016 and his next book on Chekhov Technique and Shakespeare will be published later in the year. He set up Chekhov Training and Performance Ireland to make the West of Ireland a hub for the acting technique. Of his many productions, his most recent professional production was for The Sacrificial Wind , a poem-play by Lorna Shaughnessy about Iphigenia.




This course with a project of eight weeks, open to all with some experience in the Chekhov technique. the first four weeks will be spent working with Voice, language and chekhov technique, in particular composition and feeling of the whole to give us all a sense of the whole play. Participants will work with a character and a piece, using the text of Measure for Measure , exploring this play using the Polarity, Archetypes and Psychological Gesture we explore the moral justification for corruption , the choices we and the characters make and the way many of us accommodate them morally. Participants will be asked to consider not only characters, but images, lines and sections of dialogue which they feel encapsulate the moral issues of the play. 


They will film speeches and strands of speeches and images which will then be pooled to make a short film which will be put up on the net for a limited period for an invited audience.  At this time the characters will to some extent be chosen for them, though we may also use the text in chorus where possible.


this course will begin on June 3rd at 4.30pm. each session will run one hour and a half.


Places will be limited to 10 maximum




Email for more details. Please give some information on your Chekhov experience if it is your first time to us.

c.2017 photos by Sean O'Meallaigh, Max Hafler, Melinda Szuts,Amy Walsh, John McHugh Thais Lureiro, Nicole Gervais

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