• On-Demand Classes

    Work with over 7 hours of new material each week on your own time

  • 3 Live Check-In Sessions

    Taking place on Saturdays: 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2024 from 3pm - 4pm NY time

  • Accessibility

    Live Online Sessions scheduled to accommodate European & Asian time

January 6-27, 2024

3-Week Program of ON-DEMAND CLASSES + LIVE ONLINE CHECK-IN SESSIONS with Ted Pugh, Fern Sloan & Ragnar Freidank

  • Join 3 weeks with Michael Chekhov's Psychological Gesture to practically work with your material

  • Engage each week with 7+ new hours of on-demand classes in a carefully curated progression

  • Follow the curriculum as it unfolds while working with the classes on your own schedule

  • Ask anything & receive clarification from Ted, Fern & Ragnar during check-in sessions

  • Create & share your work with material and receive support in your process

  • Receive an Imaginary Certificate from the Michael Chekhov School upon completion

  • Enjoy access to all your classes for three extra weeks after the course has ended

  • SAVE $220, compared to subscribing to all included courses individually

"If we really understand the Psychological Gesture, we will see that there are no limits for us as actors because everything can be turned into the Psychological Gesture... It is a door through which we can enter and take everything and turn them into things which we can act."  Michael Chekhov

3 Week Course: January 6-27


Course curriculum

    1. User-Guide / CURRICULUM

    1. Video Tutorial: How to access your Audio / Video Library

    1. PG I - SESSION 1 "Psychological Gesture / Form + Space"

    2. PG I - SESSION 2 "Psychological Gesture / Full Body"

    3. PG I - SESSION 3 "Psychological Gesture / Wholeness"

    1. THERE YOU ARE – “Technique & Inspiration”

    2. THE INTANGIBLES – “Living Processes”

    3. THERE’S SOMEONE AT THE DOOR – “Imaginary Interference”

    4. WHAT A MESS! – “Life is always there”

    5. MARGINALIZED VOICES – “Speak about me!”

    6. BATTLE OF IMAGES – “Imaginary Conflict”

    7. I FEEL TOO MUCH, GIVE ME A PILL – “Sensation”

    1. "SENSATION"





About this course

  • 22 hours of video
  • 10 hours of audio
  • + 3 live online sessions

With purely intellectual means we will not find the way...

"We see numerous forms around us - as with this table, which is absolutely immovable. But, at the moment when we try to apply our artistic abilities, this same table, being immovable begins to move. 

What does this mean? It means a continuous down movement to the center of the earth, which it cannot reach, because there are so many obstacles. If we lift the table and then drop it, we will see the tremendous activity which lives in the table. We only approach the table from the standpoint of usage, but when we approach it as artists, it is like dynamite.

When we try to get this impression from all things we call immovable and dead, we will get this feeling of what kind of movements are there; we will get the psychological gesture. This is the psychological gesture, which is actually rhythm and flow."

(Michael Chekhov on February 21, 1938 - recorded in shorthand by Deidre Hurst DuPrey)

Please note that not all three faculty may be present at all live online sessions.

Psychological Gesture in Action