Acting Classes


Redbud Productions offers acting classes for adults, 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.

Classes are held on Saturdays in Ann Arbor, Michigan and consist of 10 sessions. A new series of classes will be offered in September 2013.

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 many 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 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, DePaul University and other Theater programs.

If you would like more information, or would like to be put on a mailing list for class registration and information, contact Redbud Productions at, or call 734-663-7167.

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