Max Hafler

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. He has worked extensively on youth and applied theatre programmes. His book, Teaching Voice, was published by Nick Hern Books in 2016 and he is under commission to write one about young people, Chekhov Technique and Shakespeare . 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. His college and youth theatre work include The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Yerma ,The Trial, The Bacchae in the version by David Greig and most recently, Twelfth Night.

Hugo Moss

Declan Drohan

Declan Drohan ( ChekovLab Ireland) M.A H.Dip.Ad.Ed. lectures on Performing Arts Hons Degree Programme at IT Sligo. Former Course Leader of Acting Programme at Conservatory of Music and Drama DIT Rathmines, Declan trained with Gaiety School Of Acting and Michael Chekov Europe. Recent acting work includes award winning short films ' The Date ' and Mr L's Limbo. He is a member of the popular Dark Leaves Theatre Co vintage radio company. His directing credits include Cathleen Ni Houlihan at Lisadell House and the Hawkswell Sligo, and Frank Pig Says Hello and Beneath the Bone Moon at the Dublin Theatre Festival.

Hugo Moss is UK-born Irish and has lived in Brazil for 30 years, working in many artistic fields, and as film and theatre director was so inspired by Michael Chekhov's artistic legacy that he began teaching the technique full-time in 2010. He is co-founder of Michael Chekhov Brasil, a studio based in Rio de Janeiro and pioneer for the teaching and practice of the Michael Chekhov technique in Brazil. He has taught as Visiting Professor at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) and is a faculty member of Lenard Petit's Michael Chekhov Acting Studio in New York.

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

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