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.

What's New at AWS

O Solo Night! Twelve Holiday Tales: Come watch AWS actors, writers, directors and producers put on an amazing show to benefit Toys for Tots

Filmed Interview with AWS Artistic Director

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

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
Fran is awesome! I learned how to live fully in the imaginary circumstances of the script and treat the story as an improvisation. I booked more than ever the past two years applying many of the principals learned through Fran.
— Michael Masini / Modern Family (recurring), Reckless, Americons, Eagleheart

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Fran Montano is an Emmy award-winning acting coach and master teacher.