Class Schedule

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PERFORMING SHAKESPEARE (no pre-requisites)
Thursdays, October 25 – December 6 (no class Thanksgiving week), 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Kim Bretton

 

Our aim is to launch a production of the play MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING in a shortened and modular form with multiple actors playing each role. Firstly, we will have great fun dispelling any fear of Shakespeare’s text and we’ll work together to find out what it all means!  Next, we will discuss character, style, rhyme, wordplay, story and most importantly – discover the truth in the text. When this course is over you will be friends with the Bard!

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MEISNER TECHNIQUE LEVEL ONE
Wednesdays, October 31 – December 12, 6:30-8:30 pm (no class Thanksgiving week)
Instructor: Vali Forrister
Fee: $325
Location: Actors Bridge Studio – Darkhorse Chapel
This course introduces the fundamental exercises of the Meisner Technique and develops actors’ instincts, developing students ability to work with greater spontaneity and honesty in the moment. Great for actors at any stage in their career, Level One will reconnect you to your impulses and creative spark. All students new to the Meisner Technique begin at Level One regardless of acting experience.

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MEISNER TECHNIQUE LEVEL TWO (pre-requisite: Level 1)
Mondays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., October 29 – December 10 (no class Thanksgiving week)
Instructor: Vali Forrister
Fee: $325
Location: Actors Bridge Studio – Darkhorse Chapel

Building on the skills learned in Level One, actors work in improvisation and scenework learning to be emotionally full and truthfully responsive in performance.

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MEISNER TECHNIQUE LEVEL THREE (pre-requisite: Levels 1-2)
Dates: TBD
Instructor: CJ Tucker
Fee: $325
Location: Actors Bridge Studio – Darkhorse Chapel

Actors build their skills with emotional preparation through monologue work using Edgar Lee Masters’ Spoon River Anthology.

 


MEISNER TECHNIQUE – LEVEL FIVE  (pre-requisites: Levels 1-3)
Dates: TBD
Instructor: CJ Tucker
Fee: $325
Location: Actors Bridge at Darkhorse Chapel

Advanced exercises and scenework applying emotional preparation to text.

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MEISNER TECHNIQUE – MASTER SCENE STUDY (pre-requisites: Levels 1-5)
Dates TBD
Instructor: Vali Forrister
Fee: $350
Location: Actors Bridge at Darkhorse Chapel

Master Scene Study will examine a common script with students performing scenes from throughout the play, incorporating text analysis, character arc, and in-depth examination of relationships and “deepest desires”.  There will be a public sharing at the end of the course. (Note: this is an 8-week class.)

 


Actors Bridge Ensemble refund policy: There are no cash refunds after classes commence. Any student who withdraws after this time will be issued a transferable credit good for up to one year. We can make no transfers after the student has attended 2 or more classes.

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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.