Class Schedule

All classes are conducted in-person at the Actors Bridge Studio.
All students must be fully vaccinated. We are a mask-friendly space.


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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
Mondays
Sept 12-Oct 17
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 CJ Tucker
Wednesdays
June 8-July 13
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 4

Taught by Vali Forrister

In this level, we return to improvisation with the Domestic Exercise, relationships, emotional preparation, and news. Be prepared for high-stakes circumstances.

This is a 5-week course.
Memorization required.
Prerequisite: Levels 1, 2, 3.


Level 5

Taught by CJ Tucker
June 28-August 2
6:30-8 p.m.
$325
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In this level, we apply all of Meisner’s methods to advanced scene work. The class culminates in a public showcase.

This is a 6-week course.
Memorization required.
Prerequisite: Levels 1, 2, 3. 4.

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.