Acting Through the Method of Etudes

Presented by: Snezhana Chernova

Held in-person. Before your first class, please review the information outlined here. 

“The creative imaginary life is often much more realistic and fulfilling than one’s mundane existence.” – Nicolai Demidov

“Art and creativity are mysterious enough without any efforts to make them more so!” – Uta Hagen 

The Method of Etudes, developed by Konstantin Stanislavsky, helps you to improve your ability as an actor to be in the moment on stage, using your impulses, images and words. You will develop acting technique through the practice of independent work, or etudes (meaning” study” in French, widely used in music and art). You will learn how to be yourself in imaginary circumstances, how to observe, select and recreate life around you. This workshop will help you discover your inner emotional life and physical awareness, awake your creativity, and develop your skills as an actor. An actor without imagination is an empty vessel. Creativity and imagination come from evoking your inner potentials, observing life around you, finding magic in simple things, and bringing them to life through your point of view!

Classes will start with a warm up. Please wear comfortable clothes and be ready to move and enjoy the process of discovery.

Sign up for either Part A or Part B independently (5 weeks each), or join both for the full 10 week term. You may join Part B without taking Part A: