The Actors Workout Studio - Los Angeles Acting School

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.

Ready to dive into acting but not sure where to start?
During our free introductory class,
Fran Montano
answers the question "What is acting?"
You'll observe and participate and if it catches your interest,
you will have the opportunity to learn more about registering. 

This class is for beginning actors, those interested in exploring the process, and those feeling a little rusty.

Learn the craft from the basics. Unleash your creative side and get in touch with your artistic expression. Emotional exercises, preparation techniques, and character development. Free yourself up, reconnect with your passion, talent, and instincts, all while getting a solid foundation to the craft. Fran’s small, intimate classes allow for individualized and personal teaching.



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

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