Redbud Productions to present award-winning drama, 'Proof'
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For Redbud’s staging of "Proof," the cast used theater games, emotional recall techniques and events from their own lives to connect to the characters’ emotions. Rehearsals included many improvisations, based on their characters’ past lives (developed through character study sheets), to more fully investigate the individuals whom they portray. Director Loretta Grimes trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York and has been teaching acting to area youth and adults for years, based on the methods of Sanford Meisner. Many cast members in this production are current or former Redbud students. She most recently directed "One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest," "Vanities," and appeared in Redbud Productions' "August: Osage County," "Rabbit Hole" and as Vivian Bearing, the cancer patient in "Wit." She has directed and performed in many other Redbud plays and has won several awards from The Ann Arbor News and Current Entertainment Monthly for her efforts as an actress and director. Loretta and her husband Tim Grimes are the founders of Redbud Productions (redbudproductions.com). To reserve tickets for "Proof," call Redbud Productions at 734-663-7167.