The Actors’ Ensemble was founded in 1985 in New York City by a group of professional actors. Inspired by the acting techniques taught by the late actor Michael Chekhov, the Ensemble began working together with the mission of developing the art of the actor and creating theater ensemble. Since its founding, the Ensemble has created and performed theater productions across the US, in Europe and in Russia, and developed a two-year college level acting program through Sunbridge College.

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Board of Directors:

Joyce Reilly (President)
Ragnar Freidank
Melania Levitsky

Wendy Noyes

Patrice Maynard

Ted Pugh

Fern Sloan

Artistic Directors:


Ted Pugh
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. Ted is co-founder and co-artistic director of The Actors' Ensemble of New York. 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 also taught workshops throughout the US, Europe and Russia.

Fern Sloan
Fern Sloan, an actress for over 30 years, is co-founder and co-artistic director of The Actors' Ensemble 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 in numerous regional theaters in the US and Off-Broadway.










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