International Workshop and Festival

2015 WORKSHOP, Connecticut College, New London, CT June 14 – June 19

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Reserve your space with a $100 non-refundable registration fee. The workshop registers until full. Typically, the workshop fills.

Classes: June 14 – June 19, 2015

Theater of the Future, Open Space: June 20 & 21

You may register for the Theater of the Future without registering for the workshop.

2015 Faculty: Dawn Arnold, Jessica Cerullo, Scott Fielding, Craig Mathers, John McManus, Joanna Merlin, and Suzana Nikolic. *

We are pleased to announce that SHAKESPEARE will join us for this summer’s 2015 International Workshop & Festival!  This year we are fortunate to have three voice teachers on faculty who are also versed in the Chekhov technique: Craig Mathers, John McManus and Suzana Nikolic. With these teachers, we are perfectly poised to utilize the great words of Shakespeare as our common text!

Workshop participants are professional actors, teachers and directors. Committed performance students may attend on the recommendation of a faculty member. Previous experience in the Chekhov Technique is not necessary in order to attend. A typical day begins with a warm-up followed by a morning and afternoon class. Evenings are devoted to special workshops, performances and lectures from the MICHA Community.

Theater of the Future participants are professional and pre-professional performers, directors, teachers, scholars, students and anyone else who is inspired by Michael Chekhov’s technique. Sessions are convened based on the passion, inquisitiveness and knowledge of those in attendance.

THE PAUSE: A Retreat (an alternate option for returning attendees)

“The most beautiful pauses are those which are the continuation of something, and then the turning point of preparation for something new, a new action. Michael Chekhov, Lessons for the Professional Actor

After 16 Years of Workshops, MICHA recognizes there may be members of our community who would like to come together outside the structure of classes in the form of a retreat that supports independent study and informal conversation. A time to reflect, to study the materials in MICHA’s library, to walk on the beach, or in the arboretum and to generally live outside the demands of our normal course of life. This year, parallel to our workshop program we offer a retreat option to any returning participant and 2014 MICHA member. You may elect to participate in morning warm-ups, afternoon guided rest and selected evening performances or lectures. The fee is inclusive of communal meals. If you wish to observe classes an additional observer’s fee of $75 will be charged daily.

Workshop Schedule

June 14

11 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. Registration at Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Avenue, New London, CT 06320

4-9 p.m. Opening Day Meeting and Dinner

June 15 – June 19

9-5:30 Classes

7-10 p.m. optional evening performances/discussions/workshops

June 20 / June 22

Check out of dormitory rooms on June 20 or remain for the Theater of the Future, Open Space until June 22.

Fees *

$1150/$1100 Workshop June 14-19 (includes classes and communal meals)

$325 (6 day rate) / $440 The PAUSE: A Retreat (includes communal meals, Theater of the Future is included in 8 day rate)

$90 Theater of the Future (includes registration and meals for 2 days, there are no additional charges)

Watch a video describing the Theater of the Future

* All fees above include lunch and dinner meals and workshop materials

* Faculty are subject to change.

$400 8 days on campus dormitory housing with shared bathrooms, arrival June 14 departure June 22
$300 6 days on campus dormitory housing with shared bathrooms, arrival June 14 departure June 20
$100 2 days on campus dormitory housing with shared bathrooms, arrival June 20 departure June 22

Dorm rooms are clean and spartan with a single bed and are inclusive of linens. The rooms share communal bathrooms in the main hallway.

There are many hotels in the New London area. We recommend a car or taxi to travel to campus.

Nearby hotels, 1-3 miles from Connecticut College campus.
Holiday Inn, New London 860 443-7000 35 Governor Winthrop Blvd (newly renovated located in downtown New London)
Marriott Spring Hill Suites 401 N Frontage Road 860 439-0151 (a newly built hotel with suites available for sharing a room)
Clarion Inn,  269  N Frontage Road 866 460-7456 The Clarion Inn is walking distance to a grocery store and chain restaurants. If you say you are with the MICHA conference at Connecticut College they offer an $80 per night room rate plus taxes.


Amtrak Train services New London with regular arrivals from NYC and Boston.

The nearest airport is Groton/New London Airport. Larger airports such as Providence, Hartford or New Haven are approximately 1 hour away. You must then connect from these airports to Amtrak train or Greyhound/Peter Pan bus to New London.