Bruce Katzman has been teaching the plays of Anton Chekhov for over 30 years. Mentored by Earle Gister of the Yale School of Drama, Bruce’s approach provides exciting insight into the complex subtleties that drive Chekhov’s characters and their relationships.
“Each time I work with Bruce I’m struck with a bolt of inspiration. His deep understanding of Chekhov, the history of the plays, and the specificity of the characters are like no other.”
– Chris Messina
A continuing series of online Master Classes, Webinars and Workshops focused on the Major Plays of Anton Chekhov. Bruce is also available for private coaching. Each session will last 60-90 minutes, during which I will work with a pair of professional actors on scenes they have prepared. You are welcome to attend individual webinars or the entire series. A short period of questions and answers from attendees will close out each class.
Bruce Katzman’s bio and testimonials to his work are found here
Diving more deeply into the plays than perhaps you are accustomed to, your skills at Script Analysis and Character Breakdown will be greatly advanced, turning what might seem like dead and boring text into lively, delightful, and often funny human interactions that are reflections of how we behave in real life.
The techniques practiced here were the foundation of acting training taught at the Yale School of Drama for nearly 20 years under the leadership of Lloyd Richards and Earle Gister. Actors trained in this methodology include: Paul Giamatti, Tony Shalhoub, Kate Burton, Laila Robins, Patricia Clarkson, Frances McDormand, John Turturro, Courtney B. Vance and Angela Bassett, to name but a few.