Redbud Acting Classes



Redbud Productions in Ann Arbor, Michigan offers acting classes for adults and high school students, taught by local teacher, director and actress Loretta Grimes. Using the techniques of Sanford Meisner, sessions focus on emotional work, improvisation and scene study.

Registration is underway for a new series of classes to begin on January 16, 2016. Classes for new students will be held on Saturdays for 10 sessions from 3:00 to 5:30 pm. (there will be no class on February 6 or March 26 and the final session will occur on April 2). The class fee is $180.

Loretta Grimes trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York using methods devised by famed teacher Sanford Meisner. Using his technique, she encourages students to act moment-to-moment, recalling emotional images from their past to serve as a background for their character’s emotional state of mind.

Loretta Grimes has successfully taught Meisner technique classes for adults and teens for over 17 years. Many of her students have gone on to featured roles for Redbud Productions, Purple Rose Theatre, Encore Musical Theatre, Ann Arbor Civic Theatre and other local companies as well as roles in theaters in New York and Los Angeles and several major motion pictures filmed in Michigan. Her high school students have gone on to advanced studies at Yale Drama School, New York University, the University of Michigan, New York’s Circle in the Square, Juilliard, DePaul University and other Theater programs.

If you would like more information or would like to register, contact Redbud Productions at, call 734-663-7167 or visit the contact us page on this site.