• Fran Montano's role in Split/Screen

    Fran Montano graces the stage in one of the Hollywood Fringe Festival's most interesting shows:

    SPLIT/SCREEN at The Actors Company, Now through June 21st.

    Check out the review: http://laist.com/2015/06/11/fringe_fest_2015_previews.php

    Buy tickets: http://www.hollywoodfringe.org/projects/2356?tab=tickets


  • WEEKLY WRITERS WORKSHOP on SUNDAYS

    NEW Writers Group at The Actors Workout Studio

    What: A group of writers that meets every week to develop one-act plays for “The Park Project”, a stage production at the Actors Workout Studio

    When: Every Sunday morning 10am-noon. First meeting is Sunday, May 31st

    Who :Beginning, emerging and established writers are all welcome. Actors are encouraged to attend—there will be opportunities for you to participate.

    To attend, email caitlin@actorsworkout.com and we will contact you with more details.

    **If you are a member of AWS, this is part of your curriculum.** If you are an outside writer interested in attending, there will be a small tuition. Writers Group led by accomplished AWS Member Stephanie Storey.


  • PRO ACTORS LAB - LED BY MICHAEL MASINI

    Pro Actors Lab: The Art of Booking TV/Film will be led by AWS Alumni member Michael Masini, a professional actor and producer.

    These are two hour workout labs offered daily for professional actors at AWS.

    This is your chance to practice every day! Rehearse your auditions, practice cold reading, work on camera or enhance your improv skills.

    This is not an acting class. These are a series of fun exercises in freedom to be fully open, alive, powerful, grounded and electric in every audition to light up the room with your skill!

    If you’re interested in this new program, contact Caitlin at caitlin@actorsworkout.com.


  • 8-Week Total Immersion Program & Industry Showcase

    Total Immersion

    THIS SUMMER, our 8 week Total Immersion Acting Program will provide accelerated intensive training for specially selected young actors. These elite actors will work daily with master teachers and be challenged through individualized and immersive instruction. At the end of the program, the training process will culminate with a custom-designed industry showcase. The "18 to play younger" ensemble showcase will highlight each actor's unique talents and offer a confident introduction to the Los Angeles entertainment industry.

    Acceptance is based on an Application, Interview and Audition.

    If you have any questions, please free to call Caitlin, our Studio Administrator, at (818) 766-2171.

    More info on our blog.


  • NEW BEGINNER'S CLASS ENROLLING NOW!

    The Beginners Course starts in May and meets every Saturday. Learn the craft from the basics. Unleash your creative side, get in touch with 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.

    Spaces are limited - call 818-766-2171 to reserve a spot today!


  • FRAN'S LATEST BLOG POST

    Click here to check out our blog!
  • MONTH TO MONTH ONGOING CLASSES

    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.
  • ARTICLE ON FRAN MONTANO

    NoHo Arts District writer Chavonny Tillotson interviewed Fran Montano in the featured article A Workout for the Working Actor.
  • FILMED INTERVIEW - 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 TEACHER AT AWS

    Click here to read more about it.
  • TONY AWARD WINNER GREG JBARA VISITS AWS!

    Click here for more details!
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. 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.

  • "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