Chekhov and Friends (Enrollment Closed)

Class Detail

  • Moderated by Rob Nagle
  • monday
  • 7 - 11pm, 9/23 - 12/9

  • Class Fee:
    $450 + $50 deposit
  • Class Size:

After Shakespeare, Chekhov may be the most popular writer of all time. In his short 44 years, he managed to touch many with his work. Annie Baker, Christopher Durang, Michael Frayn, Brian Friel, Trevor Griffiths, David Hare, Jean-Claude van Itallie, Tracy Letts, David Mamet, Emily Mann, Donald Margulies, Aaron Posner, Sarah Ruhl, Neil Simon, Tom Stoppard, Tennessee Williams… some have adapted – some very freely – and some have even written all new works inspired by the Russian master. Through scene study, students will discover why a doctor/writer from Taganrog, who thought people would read his work for seven years after his death, is still being read & tinkered with 113 years later.

No meeting 11/11 and 11/25.

Course Instructor

Rob Nagle

At ANTAEUS: The Little Foxes, The Hothouse, The Liar, Macbeth, Peace in Our Time. Other Theater: The Road Theatre Company, New World Stages, Skylight Theatre Company, South Coast Repertory, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, The Troubadour Theater Company, Rogue Machine Theatre, Portland Center Stage, Mark Taper Forum, The Old Globe. Film includes: First Love, To Hell and Gone, Bad Samaritan, Mother’s Day, Fishing Naked, Boost, New Year’s Eve, The Soloist, Cellular, American Wedding. TV includes: NCIS: Los Angeles, Superior Donuts, Modern Family, The Librarians, Grey’s Anatomy, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Criminal Minds, NCIS, Mad Men, Eli Stone, Everwood, The Guardian, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dawson’s Creek. Education: Northwestern University. Spouse: Heather Allyn. Pug: Houston.