GLMCC believes in promoting the work of Michael Chekhov especially in reaching his goal of creating an Ideal Theatre. To that end, we have created our Teacher Certification and Actor Certification Programs. They differ only in writing requirements and teaching assignments. The programs run simultaneously and occur over three summers in three different Modules, or Groups.
Welcome to the home of the Great Lakes Michael Chekhov Consortium. Please contact us directly: GLMCC@mountunion.edu
for Modules One, Two, and Three
The first module includes instruction and experience with the Michael Chekhov principles of imagination and concentration. Exercises will create a foundation for further work with the technique in modules two and three. Discussions on readings from Chekhov’s book, To The Actor, will be incorporated.
Concentration of the second module focuses on how the body is linked to the actor’s imagination and thought process. As Chekhov states, “the actor’s body is his instrument for expressing creativity on the stage and he must strive for the attainment of complete harmony between the two – body and psychology".
The third module will include a review of the first and second modules and add the aspects of characterization and transformation. The composition of the performance will be explored from the perspective of the actor and director.
Module 4 is designed for graduates of GLMCC. We will accept up to 10 participants in 2018. The focus will be on directing using the Technique. Participants will act in two scenes each and direct one. Under the guidance of two Master Teachers, participants will gain hands-on experience in the use of various Chekhov exercises in solving specific problems using contemporary 5 minute scenes. The scenes will be presented on the first full day of our regular conference to Modules 1-3.
In our 2018 conference, we are again offering a one-day workshop in Music-Theatre. Open to Modules 2, 3, and graduates of GLMCC, the workshop will be taught by James Haffner, Certified Teacher, on the campus of UMU.