Class Schedule

 

Read about the Meisner Technique.


 January-February 2018 Class Schedule

MEISNER TECHNIQUE LEVEL ONE
Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m, Feb 27 – Apr 3, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Vali Forrister
Fee: $325
Location: Actors Bridge Woodbine Studio (410 Central Ave, 37211)

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.


MEISNER TECHNIQUE LEVEL TWO
Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Jan 10 – Feb 14
Instructor: CJ Tucker
Fee: $325
Location: Actors Bridge Studio – Darkhorse Chapel (4610 Charlotte Ave; entrance on 47th)

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


MEISNER TECHNIQUE LEVEL FOUR
Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Jan 23 – Feb 27
Instructor: CJ Tucker
Fee: $325
Location: Actors Bridge Studio – Darkhorse Chapel (4610 Charlotte Ave; entrance on 47th)

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


MEISNER TECHNIQUE – ADVANCED ACTING (pre-requisites: Levels 1-5)
Mondays, 6:30 -8:30 p.m., Jan 22 – Feb 26
Instructor: Vali Forrister
Fee: $325
Location:
Actors Bridge Studio – Darkhorse Chapel (4610 Charlotte Ave; entrance on 47th)

Students develop the ability to apply personal interpretations to the text and build appropriate characters through attention to culture, period, language, and physical adjustments.


ACT LIKE A BIG GRRRL
Our next circle starts with a day-long retreat on Saturday, January 20, 2018, and continues with Wednesday evening meetings to follow. The full schedule is below.
Instructor: Vali Forrister
Fee: $450
Day-long Opening Retreat

Saturday, January 20th
noon to 8 p.m.
Actors Bridge Studio – Darkhorse Chapel
We will set our personal intentions for the process and work with some guest artists to learn new approaches to accessing our own creative spark. There will also be fire and food and drink.
 

Weekly Meetings – Sharing Writing – 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Actors Bridge Studio – Woodbine (410 Central Ave, 37211)

Every Other Wednesday:
January 24
February 7
February 21
March 7
March 21
with rehearsals March 22-23.
Performances 
Saturday, March 24 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, March 25 at 3 p.m.

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.

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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.