The Mark Weil Studio

The Ilkhom Theater of Mark Weil is an artistic center with an international reputation. In the past decade the Studio of Dramatic Art at the theater has been one of the most outstanding in the education of professional actors in the region of Central Asia. The studio has developed a program based on the experience of the leading theatrical schools and the rich professional experience of the theater. The Masters of the Studio are the leading actors of Ilkhom Theater.

We hold master-classes and trainings–a two year cycle broken into six semesters. At the end of each semester is an open showing. On completion of the program students will receive a certificate of completion.

Studio Program:
Acting Mastery.
Master classes in which the students can master the technique of acting, gain experience in the Stanislavsky method and the exercises of M. Chekhov, V. Meyerhold, E. Grotovsky.

First year:
● A complex of exercises on attention, developing memory, artistic expression, feeling of rhythm, energy and starting places for each individual to feel themselves on the stage, and studies in non-object activity;
● Studies in the development of natural action and interaction;
● Section on ‘The I under specific circumstances;’
● ‘Enlivening’ of an unlively subject in script and improv;
● Observing animals. Studies resulting from this observation.

Second year:
● Character observation. Studies resulting from this observation;
● Portrait work. ‘Enlivening’ of portraits on the stage;
● Studies on extracts from literature;
● Studies on extracts from drama.

Third year:
● Work on thesis performance.

Dramatic Speech
Studying proper breathing in reading texts and practical analysis of a piece.

Development of musical abilities (sound, rhythm). Staging of voice and breath.

Mastering the technique of classic, folk, and impressional dance.

Modern Dance.
Contemporary dance. Includes dance techniques and styles of the 20th and early 21st centuries. Modern and postmodern.

Calisthenics, Rhythm, Staged Movement, stage combat.
Studies in improvisation and creation of wordless storytelling expressed in movement. Elements of acrobatics, stage combat, fencing.

Foundations of theatrical culture.
Studying the history of the main stages of theatrical art: from antiquity to the present day.

The schedule can be downloaded below.