The Actors’ Ensemble mission is to honor and celebrate the heart of the theatre experience, which is in the hands of the actor. Utilizing the acting method of Michael Chekhov, the Ensemble has created original work that has the actor at the center of the storytelling experience. The Actors’s Ensemble is a nonprofit organization that seeks to create theater which is accessible and affordable to all members of the community.
Ted pugh, artistic director
Ted Pugh began his career at the Arena Theater in Washington DC in the early 1960s. Soon after he became a founding member of the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut under the direction of Jon Jory. He has appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and in regional theatres in the US. He was trained at the Michael Chekhov Studio in New York City, certified as a teacher by Beatrice Straight and Dierdre du Prey in 1983 and taught at the Studio for the last seven years of its existence. He has taught workshops throughout the US, Europe and Russia, and is currently on the faculty of the Michael Chekhov School in Hudson, NY.
fern sloan, artistic director
Fern Sloan, an actor for over 40 years, began her career at the Guthrie Theatre, and has performed and taught the Michael Chekhov technique in the US, Canada and Europe. She was certified by the Michael Chekhov Studio in New York City to teach the Michael Chekhov technique and was on its faculty for the last three years of its existence. She was co-director and on the faculty of the Speech and Drama Program of Sunbridge College. Prior to founding The Actors' Ensemble, she played leading roles Off-Broadway and was seen in numerous regional theaters in the US. Fern is on the faculty of the Michael Chekhov School in Hudson, NY.