Documentary Screening: The Chekhov Acting Method

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September 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Location: Lamb Room

What do Anthony Quinn, Dorothy Dandridge, and Gregory Peck have in common? Their acting styles were all influenced by the same man. Born in Czarist Russia, Michael Chekhov became an Academy-Award Nominee remembered for bringing his unique acting technique to Hollywood. After establishing an acting school in nearby Ridgefield, CT, his acting theory was dubbed the “Chekhov Method” and it continues to influence actors. This documentary screening of From Russia to Hollywood (2002), narrated by Gregory Peck, interviews famous actors about how Chekhov and his lifelong champion actor/director George Shdanoff turned the art of acting into a science, and helped shape the golden age of film. After the documentary, Abby Walker, member of Board of Directors for the Michael Chekhov Theatre Festival, will answer questions.

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Abby Walker is a drama specialist with experience in several artistic disciplines. She has trained under Lisa Dalton and Will Kilroy (NMCA) in the Michael Chekhov method. As one of the festival founders, Abby has served on the board for over seven years mostly in the role of festival administrator and describes herself as a Johannes fac totem.

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Date:
September 14
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
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Adult Programs
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203-594-5003
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Lamb Room
151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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2035945003