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.
The Actors' Ensemble is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
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Board of Directors:
Joyce Reilly (President)
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, 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.