Class Schedule

New Zoom Classes during COVID-19 start April 20th.

Storytelling in a Time of Corona:
A Writing and Performance Workshop

5 group sessions (90 min each)
$60 – special coronavirus pricing

Mondays, April 20-May 18, 1:30-3:00 p.m.  Enroll here.

Learn the basic elements of telling a narrative story, how to be authentic on stage, and how to discover and communicate the real meaning behind your experience. 

Using our successful “First Time Stories” format, we invite participants to focus on an experience you’ve had for the first time since March 3. Nashville’s been through a lot in the last month. 

This 5-session Zoom workshop will include verbal and written exercises shared in a group format.  The class culminates with a final online performance as part of our Virtual First Time Stories series.  

What you get:

  • a 5 session Zoom workshop in a small group format
  • at least 1 polished 5-minute story
  • a final performance as part of our Virtual First Time Stories series


Meisner Technique 101

4 group sessions (75 min each)
$50 
Mondays, April 20-May 11
6-7:15 p.m.
Enroll here.

Have you wondered what the Meisner Technique is all about? Who is Sanford Meisner anyway? Why do folks call the Technique a philosophy for living disguised as an acting technique? 

In this 4-session Zoom class, you will get an overview of the technique, its history and the foundational exercises that made it famous. While many of the exercises require face-to-face interaction, this course will prepare you to enter a Meisner Technique course with a strong footing in the principles of the method.  

What you get:

  • a 4 session Zoom workshop in a small group format
  • overview of the Meisner Technique with instruction in the foundational exercises
  • practical tools for staying in the moment and quieting the chatter in your mind
  • $25 voucher for Meisner in-person class in the future

Meisner Technique Advanced Monologue Coaching

5 Zoom group sessions (2 hr each)
$200
Tuesdays, May 5-June 2, 6-8 p.m.

Final online production
SOLD OUT

Advanced students will work with CJ Tucker on more challenging monologues from some of the contemporary plays we use for scene work in our Level Five classes. The series will culminate in an online performance of these monologues.


Performances

Virtual First Time Stories


Fridays, 6-7:30 p.m.
Beginning April 17
$5 minimum suggested donation and BYOB
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Our monthly storytelling series moves to a Weekly Zoom Session! Join us for virtual happy hour and storytelling each Friday. Sign-up in advance, grab your favorite cocktail and tune in for some great stories from your fellow Nashvillians.

Stories must be:

– About some kind of first time
– Told from the heart
– 5 minutes or less

Sign up by emailing vali@actorsbridge.org



Script Reading Book Club 


Every other Thursday, 6-8 p.m.
Beginning April 23
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Join Actors Bridge as we invite some of our favorite directors to lead an online “table reads” of their favorite scripts. We’ll listen to actors read the script aloud and have a group discussion of the play to follow.

2-hour zoom session
$10 suggested donation

Meisner Levels 1-6

Our first Meisner class begins by teaching you basic concepts and encouraging your instinct and our sixth is for advanced students, with an emphasis on individual performance and longer scenes.

Acting for the Camera

By the end of this class, students should feel confident enough to book an on-camera acting job and begin working on-set like an experienced pro. Join us and find your on-camera potential!

Suzuki Method

The Suzuki method of acting, developed by Tadashi Suzuki, is a physical approach to acting. The Suzuki Method works to build actors’ awareness of their body, especially their center.