Grace Link ’21 – Acting Chekhov

Honorable Mention

Grace Link is an actress, screenwriter and budding filmmaker who is likely to concentrate in Ancient Greek with certificates in the Visual Arts Department. Grace was brought up in London where she acts professionally. She made her West End debut aged 11 in Sir Trevor Nunn’s production of ‘A Little Night Music’ and most recently filmed roles in Season 2 of PBS’s VICTORIA and upcoming feature FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY.  On campus, Grace presents the recurring ‘Backstage on Broadway’ segment for PRINCETON TONIGHT.

About the Video

In Spring of 2018, the acclaimed French Actor and Director Guillaume Gallienne taught a one-off Chekhov masterclass. I had the privilege of being chosen to take part in this workshop. We meet twice a week to craft some of the most poignant scenes in Chekhov. We do not treat this class as a means to an end in a final performance, or receive any class credit, our intentions are purely to grow as performers and humans through the material. Being around this group of actors who just want to work has been so humbling. I have had the privilege of learning Nina’s final monologue in The Seagull and with Guillaume’s direction I have been transformed as an actor. It has been an unforgettable experience.

We are showcasing some of our work later this semester in the Lewis Center.

Inspiration for this video was taken from the ‘Masterclass’ course trailers.

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