Text Analysis & Scene Study: THE SEAGULL

Presented by: Igor Golyak

This is a 4-session hybrid workshop which will meet twice online via Zoom and twice in person at the studio, as follows:

  • Thursdays, 10AM-1PM:
    • Feb 16 – in person
    • Feb 23 – online via Zoom
    • March 2 – online via Zoom
    • March  9 – in person

“Any great work of art is great because it creates a special world of its own. It revives and readapts time and space, and the measure of its success is the extent to which it makes you an inhabitant of that world–the extent to which it invites you in and lets you breathe its strange, special air.” ~ Leonard Bernstein  

This class dives into an analysis of Anton Chekhov’s THE SEAGULL. We will unearth the circumstances, breathe life into these characters from long ago and find a way to relate to them. We will start by breaking down the script: story events, slogan; intention and motivation and so on. Chosen scenes will be workshopped, and you will have the opportunity to present to the class on the final day.  

The aim of the class is to discover and nurture a creative self as a generative artist. Through exercises and prompts, you are urged to discover ways of expression and use the world around you as well as your own experiences as inspiration.

Igor Golyak is the founder and producing artistic director of Arlekin Players Theatre & Zero Gravity (zero-G) Virtual Theater Lab in Boston. A global leader in the virtual theater movement, he recently directed THE ORCHARD OFF-BROADWAY, a hybrid production (both live and virtual), featuring Jessica Hecht and Mikhail Baryshnikovread more about Igor Golyak