Class Schedule

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MEISNER TECHNIQUE LEVEL ONE (no pre-requisites)

Mondays, Jan 13-Feb 17 
6:30-8:30 p.m.

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.

No pre-requisites / No memorization.

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MEISNER TECHNIQUE LEVEL TWO (pre-requisite: Level 1)
Tuesdays, Jan 14-Feb 18
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Instructor: Vali Forrister
Fee: $325
Location: Actors Bridge Studio – Darkhorse Chapel

Actors work in improvisation and scenework learning to be emotionally full and truthfully responsive in performance.

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MEISNER TECHNIQUE LEVEL FOUR (pre-requisite: Levels 1-3)
Wednesdays, Jan 15-Feb 19
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Instructor: CJ Tucker
Fee: $325
Location: Actors Bridge Studio – Darkhorse Chapel

More complex improvisations and more challenging scenework are assigned as students learn to put emotional preparation to practice.

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ADVANCED SCENE STUDY: Scenes from Tiny Beautiful Things (pre-requisites Levels 1-5)
Saturdays, Jan 11-Mar 7 (no class on 2/22)
1-3:30 p.m.

Instructor: Vali Forrister
Fee: $485
Location: Actors Bridge Studio – Darkhorse Chapel


Actors will examine a common script (Tiny Beautiful Things by Nia Vardalos based on the book by Cheryl Strayed) incorporating text analysis, contrasting character work, and in-depth study of “deepest desires”.

There will be a public sharing on Mar 7 and 8.
(Note: this is an 8-week class.)

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Actors Bridge Ensemble refund policy: For the Meisner Series: 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. For classes outside the Meisner Series, there are no refunds after classes commence.

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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.