Class Schedule

Find dates and registration information for all acting classes, electives, and intensives.

Fall acting classes are live! The first sixteen week Meisner Foundation cohort will launch in the fall of 2023! All classes meet from 6pm – 9pm at our studio at The Darkhorse. Find answers to frequently asked questions below, or contact us directly for more information.

MEISNER FOUNDATION JAN 2024 COHORT

If you will start the Meisner Foundation in January 2024, register for classes here.

Please note: Meisner Foundation Module 1 was postponed due to snow. The new dates are Jan 22-Feb 19.

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING DUAL TRACK

Following successful completion of the Meisner Foundation, students meet with our Acting School faculty to determine which track best serves their professional needs and availability. All classes meet from 6pm – 9pm at our studio at The Darkhorse. Note the Scene Study Track requires additional memorization and rehearsal time with your scene partner outside of those hours.

ELECTIVES

In addition to our Core Curriculum, we bring theater, movement, dance, voice, and other professional artists to offer elective workshops to our students and the Nashville artistic community. While most of these workshops are open to the public, some may require prerequisite training in our Meisner program. See event details for more.

FitzMeisner On-Camera Acting Intensive
with Lori Triolo, faculty at the Neighborhood Playhouse

 
Thu, Feb 29, 6-9 pm
Fri, Mar 1, 6-9 pm
Sat, Mar 2, 10 am-6 pm (w/1 hour lunch break)
Sun, Mar 3, 10 am-4 pm (w/1 hour lunch break)
 
Early Bird Tuition: $350 by Feb 6th
Standard Tuition: $400
 
 
**You must be available for the full program to participate. No exceptions, please.**
Embark on a dynamic 4-day on-camera acting workshop, merging Fitzmaurice Voicework and the Meisner Technique. Dive deep into the synergy of voice, body, and breath connection for compelling on-camera performances. This holistic approach emphasizes authenticity, offering practical exercises to enhance your expressiveness and create riveting on-screen moments. 
 
Elevate your craft and leave with newfound confidence in your ability to captivate audiences through a profound integration of voice, body, and emotion. This transformative 4-day on-camera acting workshop is also about empowering your self-taping skills. 
 
In a world where auditions often happen from the comfort of your own space, this workshop equips you with the tools to infuse life into your home self-tapes. It’s not about perfection; it’s about creating moments that feel alive. 
 
By mastering the interconnectedness of voice, body, and breath, you’ll bring authenticity to your performances, making every self-tape a captivating portrayal of lived experiences. You’ll gain confidence to genuinely inhabit each moment and leave a lasting impression.
 
No prior experience with the Meisner Technique is required.
 

About Lori Triolo:

Lori is a current faculty member at The Neighborhood Playhouse and a seasoned film industry professional.  With an illustrious 20-year casting career for esteemed organizations such as Praxis Center for Screen Writers, The Cold Reading Series, and involvement in casting for award winning short and feature films. As the Artistic Director of Evolving Arts Collective, Lori brings a wealth of experience that extends beyond casting into the realm of theatre and film production. 
 
What sets Lori apart is not just her casting expertise but also her accomplishments as an actor. With numerous TV, film, and theatre credits, Lori has earned nominations for various acting awards, solidifying her reputation as a distinguished performer. Having navigated both sides of the camera, Lori possesses a nuanced understanding of the craft, making her the ideal instructor for this workshop. 
 
Drawing from her wealth of experience and accolades, Lori will guide participants in honing their on-camera skills, ensuring a holistic approach that resonates with the authenticity demanded by the industry. Enrich your journey in acting under the guidance of a seasoned professional who has not only cast but lived and breathed the art of performance.

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FAQ

Find all class times and dates on our Class Schedule page.

Everyone starts in the beginning regardless of prior training or experience. If you have studied Meisner before, we will assess your familiarity with the technique during the first 5 weeks and promote accordingly.

If you have completed the full Meisner series with us at Actors Bridge and wish to return to a specific level, contact us.

The total cost of our Meisner Foundation is $1085. Students may choose to pay the entire tuition up front at a discounted rate of $985.

There is also a payment plan available. A deposit of $185 secures your place in the program. Each of the three modules is then $300, with a $300 payment due by the start of each session. That means you’ll invest $485 at the start of the program, $300 at the top of M2, and $300 at the top of M3.

Electives are priced according to the cost to host them. Find those prices on the Class Schedule page.

Students must be able to commit to attending every class in their module. You must be able to commit to at least Modules 1 & 2 (Repetition + the Independent Activity = 10 weeks) when signing up. We recommend taking all 3 Modules consecutively for maximum efficacy of the Technique.

Attendance in class is mandatory. Students who miss more than one class per module may be asked to repeat the module before moving on.

Yes. If you are interested in taking both tracks simultaneously, please discuss this with your Meisner faculty during your interview. You must be able to put the time and energy into both classes.

If you need to drop a class before the start of the session,  you must give the office at least ONE WEEK’S NOTICE prior to the start of your class or workshop. 

If you do so: any tuition paid toward the class and the non-refundable $100 deposit will be kept on credit at the studio for up to one year, to be applied to a future class or workshop.

If you drop the class ON THE DAY OF THE FIRST CLASS, the full tuition is non-refundable but will be kept on file for up to one year and is also transferable to another student.

If you drop a class MIDWAY THROUGH THE CLASS, you will need to have a conversation with your instructor about when you will be eligible to retake the class. Tuition payment is required to retake the class.

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