$100 – $485

Actors Bridge Acting Classes - January 2020

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Actors Bridge Studio

4610 Charlotte Ave

Nashville, TN 37209

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Invest in yourself.

Do you need more creative joy in your life?

Have you always wanted to take an acting class but never found the time?

Are you a professional actor who needs a fresh approach to bring vitality to your work?

Are you dreaming of getting an agent and working on camera?

Or need to improve your presentation skills at work?

If you said YES to any of these questions, the Actors Bridge training program is a great place to start.

Read about the Meisner Technique.



MEISNER TECHNIQUE LEVEL ONE (no pre-requisites)

Mondays, Jan 13-Feb 17
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Instructor: Vali Forrister
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.

No pre-requisites / No memorization.


MEISNER TECHNIQUE LEVEL TWO (pre-requisite: Level 1)
Tuesdays, Jan 14-Feb 18
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Instructor: Vali Forrister
Fee: $325
Location: Actors Bridge Studio - Darkhorse Chapel

Actors work in improvisation and scenework learning to be emotionally full and truthfully responsive in performance.


MEISNER TECHNIQUE LEVEL FOUR (pre-requisite: Levels 1-3)
Wednesdays, Jan 15-Feb 19
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Instructor: CJ Tucker
Fee: $325
Location: Actors Bridge Studio - Darkhorse Chapel

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



ADVANCED SCENE STUDY: Scenes from Tiny Beautiful Things (pre-requisites Levels 1-5)
Saturdays, Jan 11-Mar 7 (no class on 2/22)
1-3:30 p.m.

Instructor: Vali Forrister
Fee: $485
Location: Actors Bridge Studio - Darkhorse Chapel


Actors will examine a common script (Tiny Beautiful Things by Nia Vardalos based on the book by Cheryl Strayed) incorporating text analysis, contrasting character work, and in-depth study of "deepest desires".

There will be a public sharing on Mar 7 and 8.
(Note: this is an 8-week class.)




Act Like a BIG GRRRL (no pre-requisites)
Weekly Writing Sharing Meetings: Wednesdays, Jan 29-Mar 11, 6-9 p.m.
Rehearsals: Mar 12-13
Performances: Mar 14-15
Instructor: Vali Forrister
Fee: $450
Locations: Actors Bridge Studio and Vali's Home

We hear it all the time: “I wish that I could have experienced something like Act Like a GRRRL when I was a teenager.” Believing it’s never too late to begin the process of self-discovery and transformation, we created Act Like a Big GRRRL

BIG GRRRL is a writing and performance program modeled after Act Like a GRRRL. It is for women 21 and older. The group gathers twice a month to share writing, gain feedback and step boldly into a new version of themselves. The work culminates in a public performance at our studio at Darkhorse Chapel.

More about Big GRRRL: https://actorsbridge.org/big-grrrl/



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 for classes in the Meisner Series. For classes outside the Meisner Series, there are no refunds after classes begin.



ABOUT C.J. TUCKER:

Cynthia (C.J.) Tucker is a classically trained actress with over 15 years of professional acting experience. She has worked extensively on the stage, in film and television. After working in New York and Los Angeles for 10 years, C.J moved to Nashville where she still performs.

While in New York, she studied the Meisner Technique with the legendary William Esper, Voice for the Stage with Robert Williams of Juilliard, Play Analysis at New York University and “the Method” at the Actor’s Creative Studio with Lee Strasberg protege, Ernie Martin.

C.J. is currently an instructor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Belmont University where she teaches the Meisner Technique and frequently directs. In addition, she is a full-time teacher in the Meisner training program at Actors Bridge.



ABOUT VALI FORRISTER:

Vali is the Co-Founder and Producing Artistic Director of the Actors Bridge Ensemble. She has produced over 90 productions for the company, has acted and directed over 30, and authored six. She has taught the Meisner Technique for more than 15 years and serves as adjunct faculty at Belmont and Lipscomb universities. She founded and leads Act Like A GRRRL, an autobiographical writing and performance program for teenage girls and adult women to gain public voice by articulating their lived experience. Read Vali's full bio.



ABOUT THE MEISNER TECHNIQUE:

Created by Sanford Meisner of New York’s influential Group Theatre, 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 and Connie Britton.

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

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

Some guiding principles of the Meisner Technique include:

  • Acting is the ability to live truthfully under imaginary circumstances.
  • The foundation of acting is the reality of doing.
  • There's no such thing as nothing.
  • Acting is about instincts and intuition, not intellect (heart not head).
  • Active awareness frees actors from self-consciousness on stage.

For more information and/or inquiries please visit www.actorsbridge.org


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4610 Charlotte Ave

Nashville, TN 37209

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