The Chekhov Collective UK Anniversary

                               Venue | Goldsmiths, Studio RHB 154

                               Time   | 6.00-8.00pm at Goldsmiths (ticket booking)

                                             8.00-11.00pm New Cross House Pub

                                             316 New Cross Rd, London SE14 6AF

                                             (Open to any participants)

                              Tickets | Book a free ticket here

                              Date | Saturday 22 June 2024

You are warmly invited to join us as we celebrate a decade of work by the Chekhov Collective Practice Research Centre! This event will be a chance to gather, exchange reflections and experiences, and for us to thank the wonderful participants who have joined us over the years, and practitioners who have led TCC events.  The celebration will start at Goldsmiths, and then move to New Cross House pub from 8.00pm.  

We are looking back over a rich and joyful time, with over 90 public events held between 2013 and 2023. These have spanned symposiums, research-led workshops, knowledge exchange events, panel conversations, practice presentations, papers and lectures, books, Q&A sessions, professional mentoring support, and bespoke sessions for participant groups beyond the theatre.

The event:

At this event, the Co-Directors of the Collective, Cass Fleming and Roanna Mitchell, and former Co-Director Gretchen Egolf, along with a number of founder members, will offer short reflections on the life and aims of the Collective.  We will then open the floor for attendees to share their own impressions, memories and reflections, and also invite questions and suggestions for the future of the Collective, over wine and nibbles.

The event will also be a moment to celebrate the launch of our brand new website! The website gathers together the work offered by our large community of practitioners from around the world over the past decade, and now also includes various research sections which provide open access material.  Please do take a look!

To join us and celebrate with us, please book a place via:

We hope to see you there!

Warmest wishes,

The Chekhov Collective

A Decade of the Chekhov Collective’s Mission:

To diversify and grow the community of practitioners using Chekhov Technique by making all events low cost and often free. 

To strive to destabilise the model of master-teacher and de-centre traditional rehearsal room hierarchies.

To facilitate intergenerational and interdisciplinary spaces for an exchange of practice and research innovation, experiments, and critical debate.

To build, support and facilitate a growing and diverse community that recognizes the importance of:

  • Collaborative and relational practice
  • Open-hearted, open-minded, and playful exchange
  • Training and practice that is socially engaged
  • Diversity, difference and experimentation
  • Critical friendship
  • Mentoring and support
  • A dynamic and accessible relationship between practice, research and the professional sector
  • Sharing new practices, discourses, and experiments with the wider arts and cultural sector
  • The need to question, explore and develop existing structures of training and performance making in both playful and radical ways