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    Small intimate classes, individualized coaching, like working with a private coach each week - includes Improv, Audition Technique, Scene Study, and acting exercises to stretch and expand your instrument. Regularly scheduled Bonus Classes at no additional cost. Call for an interview, free audit, and evaluation.

    Master your audition skills. Work on script analysis and audition technique - on camera. We see major shifts and higher booking rates from actors taking this class. Small classes, max 8 people per class. An audition and interview is required.

    Check out our Foundation class. Unleash your creativity, get connected to your artistic expression. For beginning actors and those interested in exploring the process. Emotional exercises, preparation techniques, and beginning character development. Get a strong foundation to the craft. Call for more information and to audit.
  • Interview with Artistic Director Fran Montano

    Producer/Director/Photographer Roman Wyden interviews Fran Montano on Meisner, Acting and Talent. Click here to see interview.
  • Rene Russo Guest Teaches at the Actors Workout!

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  • Tony Award Winner Greg Jbara Vists AWS!

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The ACTORS WORKOUT STUDIO is a 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.
Classes at the Studio include Scene Study, Cold Reading/Audition Technique, Improvisation, On-Camera Technique, Meisner Technique, and many other techniques designed to address the specific needs of the individual actor. Class members are also able to audition for a variety of readings and productions at the Studio.
Fran Montano is an Emmy award-winning acting coach and master teacher. He has been teaching acting in Los Angeles for over 25 years, based on the Meisner Technique as taught by the late Edward Kaye-Martin. He has performed in dozens of stage productions, television shows and films, and has directed and produced for both stage and television.

Fran is uniquely gifted in troubleshooting the particular blocks that are holding an actor back form reaching their full potential, and in helping them break through those blocks.

  • "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
  • "Fran's method of teaching dramatic improvisation through the Meisner technique is so good that I credit him with teaching me how to write, as well as making me a stronger actor. "
    Kevin Foster, Iron Man, Jarhead, Jurassic World, Drag Me To Hell
  • "Fran finds what's in an actor's way and breaks through it. A must for any serious actor."
    Lynda Goodfriend, Personal Manager