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Chekhov Technique

An Introduction to Inspired Acting

Michael Chekhov, the nephew of Anton Chekhov and Stanislavski’s “most brilliant pupil” developed an innovative approach to acting which is now gaining widespread recognition in Europe and America.

His technique is primarily psychophysical and aims to heighten the actor’s awareness of the transformative power of the imagination. Exercises lead the actor to discover the powerhouse of sensations and feelings lying within. Imagery and impulse awaken energies which transform the space and transcend time. From a place of openness, the ensemble begins to experience telepathic consciousness and body-to-body communication. Presence is heightened, and the actor discovers the joy of playing with his creative individuality.

Date: March 17, 2018, 12:30 – 5:30pm
Location: Morpheus Rehearsal Centre (Lower Level, 3512 5 Ave. NW)

Cost: $50 (registration online, by phone or email) Register a group of five or more, and attend for less! Or, register for three workshops and get the 3rd one for 50% off (Call Morpheus Theatre to redeem).

Refreshments will be served from 12:00 to 12:30 pm so feel to come early and settle in.

This valuable workshop is presented at this low price in the spirit of community theatre.

Space is limited; to participate in the workshop please register in advance by calling 403.246.2999 or email Iam Coulter at

Josephine Christensen is the artistic director of Theatre Disponibilité. After undertaking professional actor training in a New Zealand Conservatory, she worked for several years in the London Fringe and studied the Meisner technique. In recent years, her interest psychophysical processes have led her to study with Kristin Linklater and Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA. She is currently undertaking teacher certification in the Michael Chekhov Technique with the Great Lakes Michael Chekhov Consortium (Lionel Walsh, Kathy Auber, and Mark Monday). She holds specialist qualifications in voice (FTCL) and Drama and Communication: Acting (FLCM) and has undertaken graduate study in the Staging of Shakespeare at the University of Exeter.