Training Schedule

HAPPNEW YEAR!!!!

This year, Marjo-Riikka will be traveling between Los Angeles, and Europe; acting, directing and teaching workshops on two continents.
Make sure to take advantage of the intensive training offered for the limited time Marjo-Riikka will be in Los Angeles in 2019!

You can find the dates to each specific class, with the class description, as soon as the class enrollment opens.

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CLASSES AT CHEKHOV STUDIO:

1. MICHAEL CHEKHOV TECHNIQUE INTENSIVE 

This is where your inspiration, your emotional availability, and your physical freedom, and all over well being, starts!  This is the class that keeps you FIT and ABLE for any and all acting jobs and challenges. This is your ACTOR’S GYM

Learn to harness your psychophysical imagination, build, strengthen, and sustain your acting muscles, your emotional availability, connection with your creativity, your artistic self, and with your fellow players.

This class serves as a great workout class for the advanced level of actors, and for the beginners, it is the foundation for all our further work together!

Tuesdays
11am-2pm
02/19-04/09
$550
MAX 10 ACTORS
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2. CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT INTENSIVE

Character development class focuses on the actor’s transformation into different characters that move and speak very differently from your everyday self. We explore this transformation via the Michael Chekhov Technique, and Mask work.  Be prepared to deep-dive into true transformation, and have a ton of fun while at it!
DATES TBA

 3. MASTERING YOUR  CLOSE-UP


Michael Chekhov Technique’s “Best Kept Secrets”- on-camera techniques, focusing solely on your nuanced, truthful, “born in the moment”, close-up acting.
Prerequisite to this class is: Michael Chekhov Technique

Marjo-Riikka only takes max 6 actors in this class, so it fills very fast, please make sure we have a spot for you before making your payment, thank you!

Saturday & Sunday
12-6pm
02/23-02/24
$350
MAX 6 ACTORS (two spots left as of January 15th)

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4. SCENE STUDY VIA CHEKHOV TECHNIQUE

Applying the Michael Chekhov Technique to performance. Learn to take direction and feel free and joyous all at the same time!
Our signature scene study class, be it on stage, or on camera!
This is a highly individualized class, and therefore
before the classes start, Marjo-Riikka will have a conversation with you, about your specific goals and about what kind of material you’d like to work on and what would be the most beneficial for you.
In first class everyone will work on a monologue, which you prepare as if it was for an audition. After the first class, Marjo-Riikka will assign you a scene partner, (or you might continue to work on your monologue for one more class session).

Sundays 03/03-04/21
Saturdays 04/13 & 04/20
(10 class sessions altogether)
12-4.30pm
MAX 8 ACTORS (you will work in every class)

$650

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5. MASTER CLASS WITH MARJO-RIIKKA MAKELA

(*Prior training with Ms. Makela/Audition required)
(By audition/invitation only)

In addition to the Scene Study; the Master Class is assembled periodically throughout the year for an advanced exploration of the Michael Chekhov Technique via professionally directed scene work. In the end of the Master Class, we will have a “sharing” for invited guests.
At times the ensemble decides to produce a show, and then our work can be extended into a full blown theatrical performance!
At times, we also do on-camera work in this class, depending on the preferences and needs of development of the chosen actors.
Students may be invited to audition after advancing in their Technique & Scene Study classes.

AUDITIONS WILL BE IN NOVEMBER 2019
MASTER CLASS STARTS IN DECEMBER, AND GOES UNTIL FEBRUARY/MARCH 2020


6. SEMI-PRIVATES WITH MARJO-RIIKKA MAKELA

Weekly semi-private sessions with Marjo-Riikka, focusing solely on you and your ability to connect with another actor & your imagination ON CAMERA. Semi-privates focus on moment-to-moment scene work with two actors. Depending on the actors and their goals, Marjo-Riikka designs the session to handle a specific need (such as “Crying on Cue” or creating an “Atmosphere” etc.)
Two Actors
1.5 hours
$92.5/Actor
($85/ Actor for Chekhov Studio members)

 

7. PRIVATE INSTRUCTION WITH MARJO-RIIKKA MAKELA*

PREPARATION &  ON-SET COACHING FOR ACTORS & DIRECTORS

New private clients by referral only

Focusing fully on specific need (audition coaching, on set coaching)

*Celebrity clients appreciate our discretion. As a policy we do not publish our client list. Please have your agent/manager contact Ms. Makela directly at makela@chekhovstudio.com

 – PRIVATE COACHING
 – AUDITION TAPING & COACHING
–  SCRIPT BREAKDOWN

 

WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU! 

To be added to our mailing list, email us at: info@chekhovstudio.com

Phone: 213-509-5315/USA +358-40-75-63-599/Europe

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