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November 1, 2018

About a month ago, I gave a sermon about some of The Michael Chekhov Technique at our church. It was a bit of a shock because my family and I just started going to the local Universalist Unitarian Church less than a year ago, but I am always game for new experiences an...

October 26, 2018

Well, the first 8-Week class has come and gone and I figured it was time to reflect on what we did and how things went. 

I couldn’t have been luckier with the first group of students. They were dedicated, positive and ready to learn. We had a nice range of experience le...

September 13, 2018

The Psychological Gesture is a way for the actor to unwrap the entire character in condensed form, making him or her the possessor and master of its unchangeable core. It is not performative in nature (ie. It is not meant to be revealed to the audience) in the same way...

September 4, 2018

Tonight we christen the Michigan Michael Chekhov Studio with our first official class. It’s an exciting time and I am so excited to truly begin sharing this amazing process with the actors and artists of Michigan. With this in mind, here are my hopes and dreams for Mic...

August 23, 2018

Below is a comparative analysis I have been working on between Stanislavski's System and Chekhov's Method. Let me know if you think I got something wrong or left something out. 

- Jeff

Michael Chekhov began studying with Stanislavski when he was accepted into the Moscow...

August 17, 2018

What is acting anyway? I mean, what are we trying to accomplish up there on the boards? Are we trying to recreate reality or are we trying to get at something more, like a higher truth? Are we merely ourselves saying words as if we were the character or are we trying t...

August 9, 2018

21 Actor/Artists came to our Michael Chekhov Workshop on Monday at the Tipping Point Theatre. What was amazing to me was how receptive they were to the Technique and how focused they were on making the technique work for them. 

We opened the workshop talking about who M...