Michael Chekhov’s Acting Technique: A Practitioner’s Guide

Online workshop: via Zoom

Recurring Saturdays

Time: 4-6pm GMT


Module 1: 6 November – 11 December 2021 (6 sessions)

Module 2: 8 Jan – 12 February 2022 (6 Sessions)

Cost: £175.00 (UK pounds sterling)

In this two-part online workshop Sinéad Rushe will give a complete overview of the Michael Chekhov approach to acting, as outlined in her book on the technique.

‘Open any page of this book and there is a shaft of light illuminating the elusive art of acting…’ - Fiona Shaw

‘as the last surviving student of Michael Chekhov, I am deeply grateful to Sinéad for this important contribution to elucidating the legacy of Michael Chekhov,’ – Joanna Merlin, President, Michael Chekhov Association

The course will be structured over two modules, each consisting of six two-hour weekly session broadcast via Zoom from the UK each Saturday. Each session will involve practical work followed by discussion and questions. There will be some preparatory reading between each session (1 hour).

This workshop is for actors, directors, and teachers. We will work on the play text Othello as our source material.

Spaces are limited and will be offered on a first come, first serve basis. Once all places have been filled, we will offer a reserve list.

Michael Chekhov’s Acting Technique: A Practitioner’s Guide by Sinéad Rushe:

We are unable to supply free copies of the text. For those that do not have a copy of Sinéad’s book, once course payment has been received, we are able to share a code to get an on-line discount on the purchase of the book.


Please send an email to: [email protected]

Please include a CV and brief paragraph explaining why you are interested in taking part. This information will assist Sinéad’s understanding of the participants experience levels and what their hopes are for attending the course.

Deadline for application: Friday 22nd October 2021

Deadline for payment: Friday 29th October 2021

Details of how to pay will be given once your place has been confirmed.

Sessions will be recorded and made available for post viewing for a limited time to participants only.


Sinéad Rushe is a theatre director, performer and acting coach. Directing includes AntigoneNOW, a lockdown film created as Granada Artist-in-Residence, UCDavis, USA, selected for Cairo International Festival of Experimental Theatre, School of Sound, Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts, SPE Media Film Festival; Loaded, Old Rep Birmingham & Choreodrome/The Place Theatre London; Concert, The Pit, Barbican, Baryshnikov Arts Centre, New York & international tour (Gradam Comharcheoil TG4 2018 Award-Winner/Bessie Award Nominee); Night Just Before the Forests, Macau Arts Festival Commission, China; Diary of a Madman, with Living Pictures, Sherman Cymru, Wales & tour; Out of Time, international tour (Olivier & Dance Critic’s Circle Award Nominee). Sinéad is Senior Lecturer in Acting and Movement at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London and author of Michael Chekhov’s Acting Technique: A Practitioner's Guide. Her current research is on polyphonic characterisation. sineadrushe.co.uk

We hope you will be able to join us for this exciting course and the opportunity to learn first hand from the leading expert in the field of Michael Chekhov.

Best wishes,

Neil and the Living Pictures Team.