mcIvana Chubbuck Masterclass

Ivana Chubbuck Masterclass

“Ivana has taught me that a character’s intentions are best revealed within behavior, that behavior can contain the layers and richness of their pain, desperation, and need. Because, words can lie, behavior tells the truth.” – Travis Fimmel, Vikings

16th Street Actors Studio continues its tradition of bringing the greatest acting teachers from around the world in Masterclasses and Ivana Chubbuck is a Master Teacher in the truest sense.

The Chubbuck Technique builds on teaching traditions that stretch back to Stanislavski and infuses them with current advances in behavioural science and psychology.

Ivana’s work goes to the source of what motivates human behaviour in order to recreate real behaviours and be truly in the scene.

The Chubbuck Technique has been used by actors, writers and directors worldwide to great success and awards.

“Ivana taught me how to take my emotions and take everything that has happened in my life, and use it to make me an effective actor.”Charlize Theron, Academy Award Winner

An introduction to Ivana Chubbuck


The Masterclass

There are 16 places available for this 2-day Scene Study Masterclass. Actors will prepare and work on scenes selected by Ivana from various plays and films. During the 2 days Ivana will work through the 12 tools outlined in her book The Power of the Actor with the actors and auditors.

Ivana will articulate the psyche of the character in the script to uncover how that particular character negotiates life. She will use her cutting edge technique to empower the actors to bring characters to life who are driven to overcome adversity and triumph against the odds.

The Masterclass will be held at Chapel off Chapel, Melbourne

“Ivana Chubbuck is the premiere acting coach of the twenty-first century. Her astute knowledge of the human condition, coupled with her ability to translate that insight to her students, is remarkable. Ivana’s innovative methods of teaching both complements and rival those of the great teachers of the past. Her philosophy transcends what we once knew about the art, and forces actors through their own catharsis to discover authentic ways of bringing the complexity of life to the screen and stage. Under Ivana’s tutelage, the course of my career and depth of my work have changed dramatically.”Halle Berry, Academy Award Winner


Showcast Scholarships

Showcast is very generously offering 2 Scholarships for Showcast members to participate in this Masterclass.

16th Street would like to thank Showcast for their incredible support and commitment to actors in this country.

Click Here for more information about the Actors Scholarships and to Apply


Audit this Masterclass

Auditing, or observing, a Masterclass is commonplace in studios across the United States. Auditors use these experiences as an opportunity to develop their craft in acting and other associated arts to gain a deeper insight into an acting technique. Auditing is not simply an act of watching participants work with Ivana, but rather an interactive process in which to experience and learn Ivana’s approach through observation and analysis.

This 2-day event includes many interactive exercises for both participants and auditors to experience and learn from. The whole group will participate in several exercises to learn how to easily and profoundly open up one’s emotional resources, in an effective way. Everyone will also learn and experience how to create chemistry, learning the “Chemistry Exercise”. This will be done individually, and as a group.

Each scene in the Masterclass also has been carefully picked for the participants to deal with another important aspect of what is necessary for a great performance. Auditors will participate by working it out alongside the participants— interactively listening and watching, asking questions such as “what would I use?” “what choice would I make here?” etc.

Throughout the Masterclass you will learn how to use the 12 step Chubbuck Technique so as to establish a more successful result in the real world. Having taught her Masterclasses internationally, Ivana has received emails from all over the world saying, both participants and auditors alike have had huge advances in their careers by virtue of them participating in Ivana’s Masterclass.

Script writers, directors, teachers and agents can also benefit greatly from observing Ivana’s Masterclass.

“Ivana enables me to grow as an artist, because I believe that an actor should never stop learning. Ivana Chubbuck’s book The Power Of The Actor: The Chubbuck Technique is the bible of acting”Isla Fisher, Wedding Crashers, Now You See Me, Keeping up with the Joneses

“The worst moment a director can experience is when a scene isn’t working and the actors and crew are staring at you for answers — and you don’t have any. The Chubbuck method has helped me to never be at a loss for words on set. Not just words, but the right words. Ivana has given me a practical set of tools, not only to troubleshoot problematic scenes, but to help my actors prepare for their roles. Directing without a workable method is like going to war without a gun. Thank you Ivana!”David Ayre Director/Writer, Training Day, Suicide Squad, Fury

Single Day Audit – $110

2 day Discount Audit – $185

Book Audit Tickets Here


Ivana Chubbuck speaks about the Chubbuck Technique

About Ivana Chubbuck

Ivana is the founder and director of the Ivana Chubbuck Studio in Hollywood.

Ivana is well known for working with many high profile actors in Hollywood including Academy Award winners and nominees Halle Berry, Charlize Theron, Brad Pitt, Jake Gyllenhaal, James Franco, Terence Howard, Eva Mendes, Emilia Clarke, Isla Fisher, Sylvestor Stallone, Meg Ryan, Geena Davis, Chris Pine, David Ayer, Pink, Common, Beyonce Knowles, Travis Fimmel, Elisabeth Shue, Catherine Keener, Kate Hudson, Jon Voight and Djimon Hounsou.

Her Australian Masterclasses have attracted some of the most experienced actors in the country and been audited by hundreds of others. Everyone who engages with Ivana’s work is deeply effected by her incredible insight and ability to transform an actor’s performance. Ivana is not content with a good performance she seeks greatness in the work and the actor.

Ivana is the author of The Power of the Actor: The Chubbuck Technique which has been translated into Italian, Danish, Spanish, Hebrew, Russian, Romanian, Japanese, Turkish, German, Chinese.   And is used as the main text book for acting in colleges and universities in countries all over the world. Her technique, as illuminated in her book, has been taught in Denmark, Chile, Romania, Italy, The Netherlands, UK and Canada. Ivana Chubbuck has taught Masterclasses in London, Moscow, Rome, Oslo, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Philippines, Chile, Canada, Romania, Tokyo, Berlin, Munich, Melbourne, Sydney, Istanbul, Israel among others.

Ivana has been featured in such publications as The New York Times, Vanity Fair, People, USA Today and The London Times. She has been profiled on Entertainment Tonight, Today Show Australia, CBC, E! and the BBC.

In 2011 Ivana was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Russian Film Festival for her contribution to the film industry and is hailed as the ‘American Stanislavski’. The Chubbuck Technique has become the main acting technique used in Russia. An official school for the Chubbuck Technique opened in Moscow in December 2016 and is thriving.

Learn more about Ivana Chubbuck HERE