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 currently underway for the twenty-first year (winter session) of classes. Classes for new students will begin on Saturday, January 11 and will be held in Ann Arbor from 3:00 to 6:00 pm on Saturdays for 10 sessions: January 11 through March 21 (no session on February 22). The class fee, which covers all 10 sessions, is $190. 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.