From A Recent Workshop

Chekhov technique is not just for those inspired yet elusive moments. Working on one of the most influential plays of the 20th Century, Woyzeck, by Georg Buchner ,a raw look at the effects of poverty, alienation and madness, this four-day course run by Max Hafler and guest tutor Declan Drohan, uses the Michael Chekhov technique to open up the play and prepare scenes from it. Before the workshop we will let participants know what Chekhov elements we will be principally exploring so they can prepare for the workshop. This workshop is for actors, directors and students.TUTORS:Max HaflerMax Hafler began his professional life as an actor, training at LAMDA and working with a whole number of distinguished actors and directors. He is a theatre tutor, director and writer who now specialises primarily in Michael Chekhov Technique and Voice. He trained in Chekhov Technique at MICHA and Michael Chekhov Europe. He teaches at NUI Galway in Ireland, and has guested at Boston MIT, USMaine Gorham, the Lir and others. He has worked extensively on youth and applied theatre programmes. His book, Teaching Voice, was published by Nick Hern Books in 2016 and he is under commission to write one about young people, Chekhov Technique and Shakespeare . He set up Chekhov Training and Performance Ireland to make the West of Ireland a hub for the acting technique. Of his many productions, his most recent professional production was for The Sacrificial Wind , a poem-play by Lorna Shaughnessy about Iphigenia. His college and youth theatre work include The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Yerma ,The Trial, The Bacchae in the version by David Greig and most recently, Twelfth Night.Guest tutor Declan DrohanDeclan Drohan ( ChekovLab Ireland) M.A H.Dip.Ad.Ed. lectures on Performing Arts Hons Degree Programme at IT Sligo. Former Course Leader of Acting Programme at Conservatory of Music and Drama DIT Rathmines, Declan trained with Gaiety School Of Acting and Michael Chekov Europe. Recent acting work includes award winning short films ‘ The Date ‘ and Mr L’s Limbo. He is a member of the popular Dark Leaves Theatre Co vintage radio company. His directing credits include Cathleen Ni Houlihan at Lisadell House and the Hawkswell Sligo, and Frank Pig Says Hello and Beneath the Bone Moon at the Dublin Theatre Festival. The cost is 200€ for four days. (training only)VENUE NUI GALWAY Email chekhovtrainperformireland@gmail.com