The Actors Workout Studio - LA Acting Classes

The Los Angeles acting school that offers a safe and challenging work environment for the beginning or professional actor. The Studio is dedicated to training and preparing actors for professional work in the film and television industry. Classes are small and very individualized. Everyone works—every class.

Fran Montano is an Emmy award-winning acting coach and master teacher. Fran is uniquely gifted in troubleshooting the particular blocks that are holding an actor back from reaching their full potential, and in helping them break through those blocks.

Filmed Interview with AWS Artistic Director

Producer/Director/Photographer Roman Wyden interviews Fran Montano on Meisner, Acting and Talent. Click here to see interview.

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Wendy Wasserstein’s last play…
Directed by Bob Cicchini

Here at AWS
February 13 - March 6
Saturdays at 8pm
Sundays at 3pm (except 2/28)
Friday, Feb 26 at 8pm

NEW Beginners Course in 2016

Learn from Emmy-Award winner and Master Acting Coach Fran Montano. Come audit the first day of class on January 16, 2016 from 10am-1pm. Check it out and if it catches your interest, enroll in the January Beginners Class! Call 818-766-2171 to sign up.

I shy away from conventional acting classes. But once in a while you meet someone who inspires you. Fran does!
— Rene Russo
Fran’s insight to acting is astounding. He’s great at guiding actors into exploring their deepest and richest choices...
— David Arata / Oscar-Nominated Writer, Children of Men
Fran Montano inspires. He knows exactly what buttons to push to take his actors to their next level. I’m a better and more confident actor today because of what I’ve learned from him.
— Sammy Williams / Tony Award Winner for Best Actor, A Chorus Line

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Fran Montano, Award-winning Acting Coach