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.

Our winter classes are currently underway. Our next session for new students will begin in September 2020. Classes are held on Saturdays in Ann Arbor from 3:00 to 6:00 pm for 10 sessions and class session dates will be announced this summer. For more information, or to learn about registration, contact Redbud Productions at

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 21 years. Many of her students have gone on to featured roles for Redbud Productions, Purple Rose Theatre, Detroit Repertory Theatre, Encore Musical Theatre, Ann Arbor Civic Theatre, and other local companies, as well as roles in theaters in Chicago, New York (Off-Broadway and Broadway), and Los Angeles. Students have also been featured in films shot in Michigan, Chicago, and New York. 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, the Guthrie Theater, DePaul University, and other Theater programs.

If you would like more information contact Redbud Productions at or call 734-663-7167.