Guidelines for Evaluation

  1. Use of correct terminology of the technique including comprehensive knowledge of To the Actor.
  2. Application of the principles of the technique in demonstration as evidenced in the 'thinking', 'feeling', and 'willing' centers. This includes incorporating suggestions.
  3. Ability to self-evaluate and correct errors in application of the technique.
  4. Critical eye in evaluation and correction of participants when you teach or make suggestions during classes.
  5. Engagement in classes and in teaching with energy and enthusiasm in your own voice working from the 'Actor's Ideal Center'. (When applicable-Modules 2 and 3). This includes preparation and punctuality.
  6. Teach using the principles outlined in Michael Chekhov's, Lessons for Teachers of his Acting Technique. (Modules 2 and 3). This item is not applicable to Module 1.
​    Chief principles of Michael Chekhov's, Lessons for Teachers of his Acting Technique :

     a. Know the subject completely.

     b. Teach actively. Always be wth the pupil.

     c. Teach slowly. Make certain all pupils understand before moving on.

     d. Teach with the whole being. Give the students a radiating presence.

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Guidelines for Modules One, Two, and Three

"There is no art without joy." ~ M. Chekhov

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. Participants take one module each summer. It is not possible to take more than one module at a time.

Certification Process


The First Module: The Actor’s Imagination

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.

The Second Module: The Actor’s Body and Psychology

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: Characterization and Transformation

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.

Beginning in 2019 all participants will have five years to complete the certification process.

The Fourth Module: Graduates of GLMCC

Module 4 is designed for graduates of GLMCC. We will accept up to 10 participants in 2019. 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.

Music Theatre Workshop

​In our 2019 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.