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Occurs on Sunday November 10 2019

All Day Event


Morpheus Rehearsal Centre
3512 - 5th Avenue NW
Lower Level
Calgary AB T2N 0V7

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TITLE: An introduction to the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique with Arlene Irwin

How often when playing a role, has the actor been forced to immediately “feel” the moment, to “pull up” the emotion from their past experiences and life history? This can often be difficult to achieve and maintain, especially when performing in a long production. Using physical gesture and imagination as a rehearsal technique, the Chekhov approach to acting will provide the tools that allow the actor to effortlessly evoke an energy, emotion or atmosphere while combining their psychology, body and voice to create the unique character they are bringing to life. In this introductory workshop, you will leave your analytical self behind in order to explore the realm of creative self and the study of text and character.
“Dry reasoning kills your imagination. The more you probe with your analytical mind, the more silent become your feelings, the weaker your will and the poorer your chance for inspiration” Michael Chekhov: To the Actor.

WHEN: November 10, 2019 11:00 am – 5:00 pm COST: $60

WHERE: Morpheus Rehearsal Centre (3512 5 Avenue NW, Lower Level)

Instructor’s Bio: Arlene Irwin Over a span of 35 years, Arlene has performed in theatres throughout Ireland, Kelowna and most recently with Morpheus and Storybook Theatre here in beautiful Calgary. She holds her Associate and Licentiate drama diplomas through Trinity College London and is presently teaching at Mount Royal University as a member of the Speech Arts and Drama Faculty. Arlene began her study of the Chekhov Technique approximately 5 years ago when she participated in intensive courses both in London UK and more recently through the Michael Chekhov Association Canada (MICHA) in Toronto. She is presently working towards her formal certification in the technique.

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