Bethany Caputo

Michael Chekhov Technique

As a practitioner and teacher, Bethany has over 20 years experience working with the tools and principles of Michael Chekhov's Acting Technique. Her focus is to bring the actor into their body, into the potential of their imagination, and offer them an experience of their creative individuality

An actor does not serve the technique. The technique serves the actor.

Bethany Caputo has taught for the Michael Chekhov School of Acting, the Michael Chekhov Acting Studio NYC, MICHA, the Shanghai Theatre Academy, Zurich University of the Arts, Victoria College of the Arts, the National Institute of Dramatic Arts in Sydney, as well as several universities in the NYC area.  

 

Ms. Caputo’s credits include The Tempest at Pittsburgh Public Theatre, All My Sons with Alec Baldwin and Laurie Metcalf, the premiere of Shakespeare in Hollywood at Arena Stage, The Merchant of Venice at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, The Stronger at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, The Underpants at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Arcadia at the Court Theatre, among others.  Bethany’s television and film credits include “Who Framed Tommy Callahan,”  “Law and Order SVU,” “FBI,” and “Marvel’s Jessica Jones.”  Bethany has worked with The Actors’ Ensemble to adapt, develop, and produce Henry James’ novel Washington Square.  She will perform Trip to Bountiful with the Ensemble at PS21 in Spring 2019. 

Hear From Our Students

Working with Bethany is a dream come true for any actor, honestly. The way she invites you to play – the tools that she will introduce you to are tools that you will use for the rest of your life, tools that work 100% of the time.

I was able to dive in deep into characters, deeper than I even thought possible. And not just characters: gestures, environments, relationships. It was all a roller-coaster of just creative, childish, playful acting. It was incredible. It felt like playing.

And the things that happened every class with every one of us were kind of surreal. Always a journey. Incredible. I recommend it 100%. I will always go back to her class because there’s always something more and she will always help you get there.

– Bryan C.

Alumnus