At the Actors Workout Studio

You don’t just come here to study;
You come here to work.

  • Fran Montano is an Emmy award-winning acting coach and master teacher. He is uniquely gifted in troubleshooting the particular blocks that hold actors back from reaching their full potential. 
  • Small, individualized classes; everyone works every class
  • Unlimited FREE Bonus Classes included with your tuition
  • Meisner Technique, Scene study, Cold reading, On-camera technique, Improvisation
  • Performance opportunities (we are a theatre as well as a school)
  • For over 30 years, the Actors Workout Studio has been dedicated to preparing actors for professional work in the film and television industry in a safe and challenging work environment for all levels (beginner through advanced)


It’s that time of year again. Time for us here at AWS to start thinking about our Holiday Show.

This year will mark the 18th annual Toys for Tots drive sponsored by Fran Montano and the Actors Workout Studio. We are dedicated to helping less fortunate children receive new gifts for the holidays, and this year is no different. We will be presenting a series of short plays in an effort to raise money for this worthwhile cause.

But first things first—we need plays! To submit, please send your short play (between 3 and 30 minutes) to us here at with the following in the subject line:

Holiday Play Submission/Your Name/Title of Play

Deadline to submit is Thursday, August 31st.

Have a great rest of your summer!

Click here to see what actors are saying about the Actors Workout Studio

Check out Fran’s blog advice for actors... click here >

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

Filmed Interview with AWS Artistic Director

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