Class Schedule

All classes are conducted in-person at the Actors Bridge Studio.
All students must be fully vaccinated and masked except when performing onstage.


Read our full COVID Safety Protocols.


On-Camera Acting

Taught by René Millán
Tuesdays
March 1-Apr 12 (no class Mar 29th due to tech week of Tiny Beautiful Things)
6:30-8 p.m.
6-week course; no prerequisites
$325

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Nashville’s film and television scene are growing and we want you to be ready. The study and execution of good acting craft are necessary for acting on stage or in front of a camera. Acting for the camera requires a different skill set from knowing camera angles, shot sizes, eye lines, marks and continuity, to name a few. In this class, you will gain experience in front of the camera so that you’re ready to ace your on-camera auditions and when you get on set. 

René Millán is a distinguished actor, director and devisor on stage and screen and has taught all over the country including the Yale School of Drama, Syracuse University, Vanderbilt University and for over 20 years through Millán Acting Studio. 


Acting in Flow: the Suzuki Technique of Actor Training 

Taught by René Millán
Wednesdays
March 2-Apr 20
6:30-8:30 p.m.
at Global Education Center
 8-week course; no prerequisites
$425
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“What I am striving to do is to restore the wholeness of the human body in the theatrical context, not simply by going back to such forms as Noh and Kabuki, but by employing their unique virtues to create something transcending current theatre practice.” — TADASHI SUZUKI

Called by many “The Art of Stillness,” the Suzuki Method of Actor Training is a psycho-physical technique created by renowned theatre director Tadashi Suzuki. This method is the inspiration for this class which will take students on a rigorous journey of physical movement designed to align body, mind, voice and spirit. The physical movement taught will strengthen flow, focus and concentration, endurance, vocal range, awareness and much more. 

René Millán is a distinguished actor, director and divisor on stage and screen and has taught all over the country including the Yale School of Drama, Syracuse University, Vanderbilt University and for over 20 years through Millán Acting Studio.


The Meisner Technique Series 

Created by Sanford Meisner of New York’s influential Group Theatre and the Neighborhood Playhouse, the Meisner Technique creates truthful, emotionally-connected actors. Meisner-trained actors include Steve McQueen, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, James Gandolfini, Philip Seymour Hoffman, William H. Macy, Allison Janey, Dylan McDermott, and Connie Britton.

The Meisner Technique gets you out of your head and into the moment. We take students through a step-by-step approach to the Meisner Technique giving them a strong foundation in being emotionally available, truthfully responsive actors.

Whether you are an actor interested in deepening your craft or someone looking for greater confidence, spontaneity, imagination, and intuition in your everyday life, the Meisner Technique can help you on your journey.

All students begin at Level One regardless of previous acting experience because the technique is designed to carry students through a very specific set of exercises that build on one another across six levels of study.

Below is a listing of our current classes. Read student feedback about studying at Actors Bridge.


Level 1

Taught by Vali Forrister
Wednesdays
April 20-May 25
6:30-8 p.m.
$325

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This introductory level of the Meisner Technique covers Sanford Meisner’s foundation exercises of Repetition and the Independent Activity.

All new students begin at Level One regardless of experience.
This is a 6-week course.
No memorization is required.
No prerequisites.


Level 2

Taught by Vali Forrister
Wednesdays
April 20-May 25
6:30-8 p.m.
$325
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In this level, we put the foundational Meisner teachings into practice with scene work.

This is a 6-week course.

Memorization required.

Prerequisite: Level 1


Level 3

Taught by Vali Forrister
Mondays
Jan 10-Feb 7
6:30-8 p.m.
$300

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In this level, we go deeper into emotional preparation through the monologues of the SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY by Edgar Lee Masters.

This is a 5-week course.
Memorization required.
Prerequisite: Levels 1 & 2

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.