Einstein said it: Everything is constantly evolving. So why are we still teaching acting classes as if nothing has changed in the last 70 years? At Anthony Meindl’s Actor Workshop in Los Angeles, the long-held illusions that continue to keep actors in the dark about their creative process are being shattered. IT’S REVOLUTIONARY. It’s what you always knew Los Angeles acting classes could be: FUN, EASY, EMPOWERING.
NO substitutions, sense memory, becoming an animal (“I think I’m a dog. No, I think I’m a snake!”). NO repetition exercises or endless hours of scene rehearsals with your partner who’d rather be at the beach. NO memorization (“Learn those lines, dammit!”), drilling objectives or imbuing objects with personal meaning (“This coffee cup reminds me of rainbows.”). It’s just you being your great self. Refreshing, huh? So how does it work? Come watch us work. It’s free and fun!
This 6-week LA acting class meets twice a week: one working class and one lecture/observation class. The course introduces actors to the fundamentals of the AMAW philosophy and our way of working. A major shift takes place during this period – faster and more tangible than any other acting program.
After graduating from the Foundations Course, actors are evaluated by their instructor and placed in one of three Phase Levels for ongoing, month-to-month instruction. At every level you will be challenged to explore story more deeply and discover more of who you are as an actor, creator, and human being.
Actors have mastered the fundamentals of the AMAW philosophy; they are producing professional level work in an environment which is provocative, instinctual, community-oriented and “ego-free”.
You are great simply by being you!
20 years ago, Anthony opened an acting studio in Los Angeles that was created from the desire to teach actors in a new way. At that time, most LA acting classes still relied on very traditional approaches to the work that had been established over the last 100 years. Although important and meaningful, those methodologies were a throwback to an era that today’s actors are no longer living in. Anthony started integrating science, philosophy, consciousness, meditation, and very simple, refined approaches to the work that got actors out of their heads very quickly, into their bodies, and allowed them to have a much more visceral, dynamic, truthful experience. It essentially became spiritual. Since then, the AMAW acting philosophy has spread all over the world.
AMAW does more than just create bad-ass actors. It has fundamentally changed the way people view acting, approach the work, understand creativity and ultimately live their lives.
Don’t believe us? Come try for yourself. Audit an acting class in Los Angeles and see what the AMAW acting school is all about!
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