International Workshop and Festival

2014 WORKSHOP, Connecticut College, New London, CT June 29 – July 6

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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 29 – July 4, 2013

Theater of the Future, Open Space: July 5-6

2014 Faculty: Bethany Caputo, Jessica Cerullo, Anne Gottlieb, Joanna Merlin, John McManus, Ted Pugh, Fern Sloan and David Zinder.

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 options 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 15 Years of Workshops, we at MICHA, realize there may be members of our community that 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 29

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

3-9 p.m. Opening Day Meeting and Dinner

June 30 – July 4

9-5:30 Classes

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

July 5 / July 7

Check out of dormitory rooms on July 5 or remain for the Theater of the Future, Open Space until July 7.

Fees

$1050/$1025 Workshop June 29-July 7 (includes classes and communal meals)

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

$300/$440 The PAUSE: A Retreat (includes communal meals, Theater of the Future is included in 8 day rate)

Watch a video describing the Theater of the Future

*all fees above include meals, workshop materials

Housing
$400 8 days on campus dormitory housing with shared bathrooms, arrival June 29 departure July 7
$300 6 days on campus dormitory housing with shared bathrooms, arrival June 29 departure July 5
$100 2 days on campus dormitory housing with shared bathrooms, arrival July 5 departure July 7

Dorm rooms are clean and spartan with a single bed and are inclusive of linens. The rooms share a communal bathrooms in the main hallway.  Full details about the rooms will be posted when registration opens in November.

Off Campus Housing

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. There is also free shuttle service to and from the campus when the shuttle is available.

Click here to book online with discounted rate for Clarion Inn

** Faculty are subject to change.

Travel

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.

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