May 23, 2012

Back by popular demand

Elena Stejko Presents…


Introduction to M. Chekhov Acting Technique 

Saturday 9th June
12.30pm – 4.30pm
Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School

Places Strictly Limited
First in first served 

Price: $85.00

“Every true artist and especially talented actors bare within themselves a deeply rooted and often unconscious desire for transformation.” – M. Chekhov. 

The inspirational acting comes when everything is forgotten – the method, the technique, the part, the author, the audience. Then a miracle happens.

Then we come to dimensions and multi – dimensional existence as a character. 

About Workshop

M. Chekhov acting technique is designed to nourish and empower unique talent that lies within each person. During this workshop actors get introduced to fundamental elements of M. Chekhov technique and Characters Creation process: Atmosphere, Psychological Gesture, Qualities, Body Centers, Radiation and Image Work.

Since our profession is all to do with feelings – objective, lines, emotions, intentions, partners/audience through a series of body/voice releasing exercises, actors will learn to open themselves, expand the realm of feelings and awareness, deepen understanding of the script from within, acquire improvisational state of being and multi dimensional approach to acting.

Through various exercises actors will learn to feel the intentions in their body as a true domain of will (not intellect), create layers   and commit to moment-by-moment process.

What You will learn

You will learn fundamental elements of M. Chekhov technique.

You will learn new skills in approaching script.

You will learn how to direct your self and make powerful choices and processes.

You will acquire powerful rehearsal methods.

You will learn the elements of character Mask.

You will acquire a shortest way to create a character using PG.

You will acquire toolbox and vocabulary that speaks directly to your creative mind.

For Registration please email: – first in first served.

For more information visit  

About Elena Stejko

Elena Stejko is Russian born actor, theatre director and tutor of Russian acting technique has worked in NZ industry for more than 20 years and was recently nominated for ‘Best Actress’ at the NZ Film and Television Awards 2010 as well as Moverick Film Festival 2011 in America.

Elena received the award for ‘Best Actress’ in Theatre in Dunedin for a Production of Roger Hall’s play A Short Cut To Happiness, Fortune Theatre 2011.

Elena has worked extensively as a casting director for NZ film and television for 10 years.

As an actor/director and tutor Elena worked on stage/ screen in Russia, Brazil, France, Switzerland, America, Japan and New Zealand. Her most recent screen work includes the female lead in the NZ feature film Russian Snark and the female lead in the Japanese TV Drama The Promise (Tokyo, Fuji TV).

Elena’s television work in NZ includes TV Drama’s Shortland Street, Mercy Peak and Spin Doctors. Elena is currently performing A Short Cut To Happiness at Circa Theatre Wellington.

Share on social