Redbud Productions, located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has offered Meisner-based acting classes for adults and high school students for over 20 years. Registration is currently underway for Redbud’s twenty-first season of their Fall Acting Class for Adult & High School Actors, taught by local teacher, director and actress Loretta Grimes. Using the techniques of acclaimed acting teacher Sanford Meisner, sessions will focus on emotional work, improvisation and scene study.
Classes, held at 1101 Ravenwood in Ann Arbor, will occur on Saturdays from 3:00 to 6:00 pm. Classes begin on Saturday, September 14, will consist of 10 sessions and will end on Saturday, November 23 (no session October 19). Tuition is $190 for the semester.
Loretta Grimes trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York using methods devised by famed teacher Sanford Meisner. Using his technique, she encourages students to act moment-to-moment, recalling emotional images from their past to serve as a background for their character’s emotional state of mind.
She has successfully taught Meisner technique classes for adults and teens for many years. Former students have gone on to featured roles for Redbud Productions, Purple Rose Theatre, Detroit Repertory Theatre, Open Book Theatre, Encore Musical Theatre, Ann Arbor Civic Theatre and other local companies, as well as roles in theaters in Chicago, New York (Off-Broadway and Broadway), and Los Angeles, and in several major motion pictures filmed in Michigan.
Her high school students have gone on to advanced studies at Yale Drama School, Julliard, New York University, the University of Michigan, New York’s Circle in the Square, DePaul University,University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater, and other Theater programs.
She is well known to area audiences as the director of Redbud Production’s recent stagings of One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Proof, Circle Mirror Transformation, The Great God Pan, 4000 Miles, Other Desert Cities, Assisted Living, Good People, Prodigal Son, If I Forget. and The Herd.
She is also known for her performances in Wit, Dividing The Estate, Rabbit Hole, August: Osage County and Luna Gale.
Registration for this series of classes is underway, but space is limited. To register for class, or for more information, contact Redbud Productions at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 734-663-7167.
Additional information and contact information about Redbud Productions may also be obtained through their website at redbudproductions.com.
Fall Term Begins Saturday, September 14