Class Schedule

Read about the Meisner Technique.

Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m., April 11-May 9 (no class April 18th)
Instructor: Mark Cabus
Fee: $325
Location: Actors Bridge – Woodbine Studio

Auditioning is scary business. Especially if you don’t know the Ins and Outs of it. MARK CABUS (The Resident, TURN, Selma) is a 47-year veteran of the show business industry. As a working actor, director, writer, and educator, he provides an insider’s view into this competitive world from the other side of the table. This four-week intensive teaches you how to audition—both on camera and onstage, monologue selection, cold readings, and best practices for landing agents and meeting casting directors. This class also touches on headshots, résumés, and how to present yourself as a professional actor.
Note: This is a 4-week class that meets 3 hours per week.

Bring a two-minute monologue of your choosing for the first class.

Tuesdays, 6:15-8:15 p.m., May 22 – June 26
Instructor: CJ Tucker
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.

MEISNER TECHNIQUE LEVEL TWO (pre-requisite: Level 1)
Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Mar 7 – Apr 11
Instructor: CJ Tucker
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.

MEISNER TECHNIQUE – LEVEL FIVE  (pre-requisites: Levels 1-4)
Tuesdays, 6:15-8:15 p.m., Mar 20 – Apr 24
Instructor: CJ Tucker
Fee: $325
Location: Actors Bridge at Darkhorse Chapel

Advanced exercises and scenework applying emotional preparation to text.

MEISNER TECHNIQUE – MASTER SCENE STUDY (pre-requisites: Levels 1-5)
Mondays, 6:15 -8:15 p.m., Mar 5 – Apr 23
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 on April 30. (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.



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.