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) or 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)

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“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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- What's Happening -


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.


Small Intimate Classes.  
Everyone Works. Every Class.

Unlimited FREE Bonus Classes included with your tuition.  Meisner Technique, Scene study, Cold reading, On-camera technique, Improvisation

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Fran Montano

Emmy Award-Winning

Acting Coach and Master Teacher

FREE Introductory Class for Beginners!  Saturday, June 24th
(10 am-1 pm) 
Space is limited!
Call 818-766-2171

Curious about acting? Start here. Attend a
free introductory class and discover
"What is acting?"  Email us at to register...

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Our commitment to the craft is proven by over 25 years of training working actors in the Los Angeles area.