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"A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open."

Frank Zappa

The Michael Tschechow Studio Berlin is a supplementary school according to § 102 of the school law for the state of Berlin and is equivalent to a vocational school by the Berlin Senate Department for Science, Research and Culture according to §2 Para. 2 BAföG.
For training at the MTSB, you can apply for support in accordance with §9 BAföG.

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The Michael Chekhov Studio Berlin (MTSB) was founded in 1984.

Since then, the school has gone from strength to strength and in 1990 it became what it is today: namely a drama school which offers a complete three year degree in the Chekhov method, culminating in the German stage exam for professional actors.

The training was offered from 1984 to 1990 for the formation of professionnal actors (German stage exam)

1984 First course for professional actors

1987 Second course for professional actors

Since 1989 the one year formation of the Chekhov training course

Since 1993 the part-time vocational acting seminar

Since 1995 International Michael Chekhov Studios (Workshops for professional actors)

The theaterforum kreuzberg organised under the direction of Jörg Andrees and Jobst Langhans
the first international Michael Chekhov Conference (1992) and the fourth international Michael Chekhov Conference (1995). Since then, the studio has been connected with many training centers and acting schools in the world.

2003 Restart of the three-year professional training for actors* and actresses.



The present training possibilities of the MTSB

Three year acting degree

Chekhov Foundation Year

Vocational Acting Seminar

International Michael Chekhov Studios
(workshops for professional actors with internationaly acknowledged trainers)



Training courses in preparation

Coaching of professional actors

Teacher training for acting teachers who want to specialize in the method of Michael Chekhov.



International contacts

MICHA (Michael Chekhov Association - USA)
Michael Chekhov Acting Studio ( New York)
Michael Chekhov Studio USA West (Los Angeles)
Michael Chekhov Brasil
Michael Chekhov Europe
Michael Chekhov Centre UK
Tiny heroes (Amsterdam)
Teatro de la Abadia ( Madrid)
Palast (Moskau)







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