International Workshop and Festival

MICHA’S International Michael Chekhov Workshop, Connecticut College, New London, CT June 23 – July 1, 2017

Registration for the 2017 International Workshop & Festival is now OPEN!  

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2017 Faculty: Marjolein Baars, Bethany Caputo, Jessica Cerullo, Ragnar Freidank, John McManus, Joanna Merlin, Ulrich Meyer-Horsch, Marjo-Riikka Makela, Ted Pugh and Fern Sloan.

Workshop participants are professional actors, teachers and directors. Committed students of performing arts 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. Evening events are sometimes scheduled.

This summer we are offering an Advanced Track: The Citizen Artist.  This track is open to anyone with a strong foundation in the Chekhov Technique, and will fill on a first come/first serve basis.  It will be led by Marjolein Baars and Jessica Cerullo, and there are a limited number of spaces.

This summer our workshop will adopt a new organizational structure. The first two days of the workshop will feature festival performances and multiple sessions convened by both faculty and participants on themes and questions related to the Chekhov work. We intend these first days to influence the faculty with regard to the instructional classes offered in the following five days of the workshop. We will utilize Harrison Owen’s Open Space Technology (formerly employed by MICHA to create our Theater of the Future events) to organize these days and hope to create a workshop that is more directly related to your current and immediate needs with regard to the Chekhov technique and the personal and professional demands you experience as a theater maker.

All workshop schedule details TBA. (For reference only: last year, arrivals for dormitory check-in were 1pm-3:30pm, our Opening Meeting began at 4pm, followed by dinner in the dining hall).

Fee for Workshop:  $1335 (includes lunch and dinner meals; breakfast meals are tied in with housing)

$1225 early bird registration, non refundable deposit paid by December 15, 2016.

Additional $20 discount for 2017 Friends-of-MICHA members.

$400 The Pause: Retreat – an option open to returning participants with a 2017 MICHA membership.  The Pause is a shorter length of time and runs parallel to the full workshop, beginning on June 26 through July 1.

Fee for Housing Workshop:  $400 (includes breakfast meals) 8 nights in campus dormitory housing with shared bathrooms (arrival June 23 / departure July 1)

Fee for Housing The Pause-Retreat:  $300 (includes breakfast meals) 6 nights in campus dormitory housing with shared bathrooms (arrival June 25 / departure July 1)

We have three Scholarship/Work-Study positions available by application only.  If you are interested in applying, please contact: inquiries(@)michaelchekhov.org.

A day early arrival (June 22) and a day late departure (July 2) can be accommodated for an extra fee $100 fee each, and include all extra meals during stay.

Connecticut College dormitory rooms are clean and spartan with a single bed and are inclusive of sheets, pillow, light blanket and bath towels.  The rooms share communal bathrooms in the main hallway. Participants often choose to bring an additional blanket and a few other comforts from home to enhance the spartan environment.

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If you elect to stay off-campus, there are many hotels in the New London area, many of which include free breakfast. We recommend a car or taxi to travel to campus.  Because of other events/conferences in the New London/Mystic area during our Workshop, we recommend you book accommodations now.

Nearby hotels, 1-3 miles from Connecticut College campus.
Holiday Inn, New London 860 443-7000 35 Governor Winthrop Blvd. A newly renovated hotel located in downtown New London, 2.5miles from campus; restaurant onsite.
Marriott Spring Hill Suites 401 N Frontage Road 860 439-0151. A newly built hotel located 1.5miles from campus with suites available for sharing a room; free breakfast included.
Clarion Inn,  269  N Frontage Road 866 460-7456. The Clarion Inn is 1+mile from campus (but not walkable) – it is walking distance to a grocery store and chain restaurants.

Travel

Peter Pan/Greyhoud Bus and Amtrak Train services New London with regular arrivals from NYC and Boston.

The nearest airport is Groton/New London Airport (10 minutes).

Providence Rhode Island Airport is approximately 1 hour away and has access to Amtrak train service that will take you to New London.

Hartford/Springfield airport is 1 hour away but if you are not renting a car it is difficult to get to New London.

If you fly into Boston (1.75 hours away) you can also connect to an Amtrak train that will take you to New London.

If you fly into New York City or Newark (3+ hours away) you can eventually connect to an Amtrak train that can take you to New London.