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Illuminating the Shadow: Finding Love in Our Profession

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Room RBH154, Goldsmiths College

80 Lewisham Way

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SE14 6PB

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Led by actor and Chekhov teacher Gretchen Egolf (Chekhov Collective), this workshop offers an investigation into the cultivation of light over darkness in our working artistic lives. Even when working with negative or dark themes in a work’s subject, or even when working during a difficult time in one’s personal life or in society, we can always find love in our profession. We will use Chekhov’s practical tools of contacting this positivity and joy.

“Let us consider the practical rather than the esoteric values of this kind of love to the theatre professional who is courageous enough to acknowledge it and its latent power for wooing inspiration. Let us see how we can develop this higher sense of love within ourselves.” - Michael Chekhov

This workshop is of interest to actors, directors, playwrights, dancers, or any theatre artists looking to gain tools to enable them to fight the overwhelm of occasional darkness in material or in our lives which sometimes negatively affects our creativity.

No previous specific Chekhov experience required and non-actors are very welcome also.


Accessibility: The studio at Goldsmiths is wheelchair accessible. Please email us with any access requirements at thechekhovcollectiveuk@gmail.com.

Cost: We are keen to make our workshops as accessible as possible, and there are concessions available. If you would like to make a special application for a free ticket, please contact us via email at thechekhovcollectiveuk@gmail.com.


Gretchen Egolf is an actor and teacher, originally from America, now based in the UK. Her theatre work includes Broadway, Off-Broadway, West End, Off-West End, and regional theatres around the US. She has performed extensively in television and film in the US (and now UK). As an acting instructor, Gretchen specialises in the Michael Chekhov technique, having studied with many master teachers through MICHA in the USA and Michael Chekhov Europe, among others. Currently she teaches and directs at LAMDA and the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. More info at www.gretchenegolf.com

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