Teens can get theatrical with the winter acting classes for adult and high school students at Redbud Productions. The classes, led by A2 director and actress Loretta Grimes, help students mine their emotional background to discover their true potential as thespians. Grimes will help her teens with “emotional work, improvisation and scene study,” using the methods of the late, legendary acting teacher Sanford Meisner of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. Meisner believed that “actors learn to fuel whatever they’re doing with honest emotion,” Grimes says. “I try to create a very safe environment so the actors feel free to take risks, because it’s all about breaking out of that comfort zone.” Under her tutelage, students have gone on to study at theatre programs at Yale Drama School, Julliard and the University of Michigan, among others. Grimes says her students come from all walks of life and all ages. It’s an authentic opportunity that will give your teen a chance to shine.
The 10-session program costs $160, and is held at Redbud Productions, 1101 Ravenwood, on Saturdays from January 12 to March 23 (with no class on January 26), 3 to 5:30 pm. To register, contact Redbud Productions at 734-663-7167 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. www.redbudproductions.com. —AO