|Written by||Dawn Arnold|
|Directed by||Dawn Arnold|
Earthquakes happen when no one is looking. The controversial love between Anton Chekhov and a woman named Lydia comes alive on stage in Dawn Arnold's solo performance of The Lydia Etudes. An intimate look at the master storyteller, Anton Chekhov, told through the eyes of the woman who might have been his one true love.
Dawn Arnold, Artistic Director of Moving Dock Theatre Company (Chicago), will be Guest Artist in Residence Wednesday, September 14 – Friday, September 16, 2011. Dawn is a certified Master Teacher in the Michael Chekhov Technique, a major acting approach recently reintroduced to western theatre internationally from the Moscow Art Theatre, Russia. Dawn will teach multiple classes in the theatre department and will give a public performance of her acclaimed one woman original show, The Lydia Etudes: About Loving Anton Chekhov on Thursday, September 15 at 7:00 in Studio Theatre. In this 80 minute play, Dawn Arnold plays both Lydia and Chekhov –and a host of other characters– transporting the audience into the public and private spaces of Chekhov's life as seen through the eyes of a fellow writer.
Additionally, Dawn will give a general workshop in the Michael Chekhov Technique on Friday from 4:00-6:30 in the Auxiliary Gym.
"Dawn Arnold is mesmerizing to watch as Lydia Avilova." - Behind the Curtain, Cincinnati
This residency is generously sponsored by The Department of Theatre, The John and Elaine Fellowes Fund, the Cultural Events Committee, and the Offices of the Dean of the College and the Dean of Students.