The Working Actors Lab

The Working Actors Lab


Projections LA
  • In person in Santa Monica! (online if necessary)
  • 10-Week summer session begins Monday, June 14th
  • Limit 12 participants. $560. Total (or two installments of $280.)
  • 10% “Early Bird” - 5/15, Multi-class, and Couples Discount will apply

An advanced workshop, where individual programs are custom designed to help each actor breakthrough any limitation to achieve maximum freedom and power.  When breakthroughs happen, the experience is often transformational.  Prior to the first class, participants discuss and agree to their special focus for the term.  Through individually assigned exercises, scenes and monologues, actors focus on specific areas of need which, for example, might include the elimination of habit patterns, expansion of vocal, physical or emotional resources, acquisition of missing craft tools, organic, consistent performance, aspects of The Audition, etc.  When a limiting acting issue is solved, a new and higher level of work is achieved.  What’s the issue holding you back?  Where do you need the most work?  

N.B. All courses progress in a logical and consecutive sequence. Furthermore, students are frequently turned away once the maximum number of participants has been reached. For these reasons, students who begin the session agree to complete the session and are finally responsible for the session if they attend the first session.

Write to [email protected] or call 805.451.6789 

to register, ask any questions or to schedule an interview 


"Most acting classes offer scene study and critique, but it is much more unusual to run into someone who is willing and able to guide the actor through several scenes from a feature-length script, with cameras, in order to create the experience of developing a character in a real film. This difference has clearly made a difference — at least if the performances I observed at Maravilla are any indications. The talent on display was noticeable, but even more impressive was the discipline, as well as the strong sense of an entire cast and crew working as a team. Come to think of it, the best analogy would be to an actual film set, which is, I suppose, the point."
The SB Independent