Ragnar Freidank


Ragnar Freidank teaches at the Michael Chekhov School in Hudson (NY). He also teaches a scene study class in NYC as well as Imaginary Classes online. He is on faculty for the Graduate Acting Program of the New School for Drama (NYC) and has been on the faculty of Columbia University, Sarah Lawrence College, Brooklyn College and Marymount Manhattan. He was invited by Michael Howard to work in his studio, where he subsequently taught a weekly scene study class for several years. He served as a teacher and co-artistic director of MICHA’s Master Classes DVD series and directed the award- winning film, Beautiful Hills of Brooklyn, starring Joanna Merlin. He received a scholarship from Villigst, Germany to study the Michael Chekhov Technique in New York City with Ted Pugh and Fern Sloan, with whom he has been collaborating in The Actors’ Ensemble for the past 20 years. Ragnar also works as a freelance filmmaker, audio recordist and editor.