CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT FOR ACTORS, DIRECTORS & PERFORMERS
8 modules 
in 8 weeks over one and a half years.

About the Michael Chekhov International Academy

“All true artists bear within themselves a deeply rooted and often unconscious desire for transformation.”

The Michael Chekhov International Academy is the platform where, director and acting coach, Joerg Andrees shares his experiences, knowledge and developments of over 30 years of work with the Michael Chekhov Technique. Creative artists, actors, directors, performers or those who want to develop their creative potential in an artistic way are welcome to the work.

Instead of merely polishing an already visible surface, this work focuses on letting a blossom grow from what was not visible before. For this purpose we work with the means that the Russian actor Michael Chekhov (1891 – 1955) developed for his acting. Instead of pushing emotions we use our own personal imagination to create inspired and intuitive artistic work.

This academy offers:
  • a Weekly drop-in class in Berlin open to everybody interested in the work, no experience necessary (Thursdays, 8pm to 9.30pm at Mime Centrum, Mariannenplatz 2);
  • an Intensive Training Course (6 one-week-long modules over 16 months) with an option after completing the 6 weeks to complete Teacher Training in Modules 7 and 8, and
  • Special Interest Courses such as: Chekhov for Camera, Atmosphere, Psychological Gesture, Imagination, Singing, Workshops Abroad, and Bespoke Workshops with Joerg Andrees.

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What others say …

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Edwina Albrecht

Actress/Director, Ireland
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“As a facilitator & actor this course is the first step in the journey of bringing a character to life & bringing imagination back into our lives.”

Helene Ravn

Artist, Denmark/Germany

“For me as an artist/painter, the Michael Chekhov work is about creating pictures, it’s about creating imaginations – as Albert Einstein once said, “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”

Mary Pat Moloney

Croí Anú Creative Centre, Ireland

“I have never felt more excited about the possibility of my own creativity. The powerful tools of the technique allow the creative artist to grow and are relevant to all creative fields.”

Leona McEvoy

Actor/Singer, Ireland

“During my two years studying acting in New York, I learned of the great acting teachers and their work, including Michael Chekhov. However, it was only on my return to Dublin in 2008 that I had the great fortune to learn the Chekhov technique in some detail from Irish enthusiasts and Joerg Andrees. In my experience, Chekhov’s technique offers actors and singers like me the easiest ways to access text and songs. Joerg’s passion, skill and enthusiasm combined with Chekhov’s technique have helped me rediscover the joy of acting, rehearsing and singing.”

Anne Doyle

Actress, Ireland

“This course helped to free me up as an actor. It offers not only a philosophy for acting, but a philosophy for living.”

Moninne Dargan

Actress/Director, Northern Ireland

“A wonderful programme – moving, imagining, creating – exploring new connections in the work and in the group.”

Rohan McShane

Actor, Ireland

“Joerg Andrees is an excellent teacher and a true proponent of Chekhov’s vision and technique. At last, I can say I have found a clear path to discovering the character for the stage. “

Anna-Katharina Andrees

Director and Teacher of Movement, Neuer Zircus & Circus Sonnenstich, Germany

“I have really enjoyed my study and training in the Michael Chekhov Technique. It has been of enormous benefit not just to myself and my colleagues in our Contemporary Circus work but also to all the wonderful young people with special needs who perform in Circus Sonnenstich.”

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