Praxis Acting Studio: an artistic home for actors in the heart of screenland

atelier PRAXIS

the mission of this unique acting studio situated in the heart of Los Angeles, CA is to provide a home for dedicated professional actors who wish to focus their creative energies on an intense study of the art oftheting in a safe, personal environment, where each student receives individualized attention in a group format

all questions as an actor are answered in the “doing” and therefore each actor must be up on their feet working every class session

the objective of the studio is simple: to help the actor realize vivid performances across all three mediums in as truthful, imaginative, organic and immediate way possible  

no one methodology, school of acting is slavishly adhered to, as the main objective is to help the student’s creative individuality shine through when he or she creates character

the work consists of techniques drawn from the vast treasure trove of Constantin Stanislavski and his “most brilliant student” Michael Chekhov

the studio is by audition only and class sizes are limited to insure quality of instruction and attention to student growth


8 week class in the fundamentals of Stanislavski’s “most brilliant student”

This is an 8 week class in the technique of the Russian acting genius Michael Chekhov.  The workshop’s template will be formed around a warm-up, a variety of exercises in the technique, and direct application in dramatic text.  The psychophysical approach to acting is most fully exemplified and realized in the work of Michael Chekhov, widely recognized as one of the greatest actors of the 20th century. Chekhov developed an approach to acting that affords the actor access to resources within himself - feelings, will impulses, character choices - that are based not merely in personal experience but on the actor's imagination and physical life.  



Ongoing scene study class applying the the Chekhov technique to dramatic texts     

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AUDITION TO WIN: inside the mental game of booking the job

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    Sat & Sun 10 AM - 6 PM







Students Include:

Alexandra Billings – Golden Globe winner Transparent

Roma Maffia – Golden Globe winner Nip/Tuck

John Prosky – Criminal Minds; Deep Space 9

Marc Gomes – Dexter; the Crow; As the World Turns

Josh Breeding – Agents of Shield; Parks and Recreation

Amanda Salas – Hollywood Today Live

Mackenzie Meehan – HBO's Vinyl

Raymond Lee – Here and Now, Vietgone at Manhattan Theatre Club, NYC

Asha Kamali May Blankenship – winner 2015 NBC Star Project

John Short – Apollo 13; West Wing; Drama Desk award - Broadway

Brian Burns – War Horse National Tour

Ben Graney – Heidi Chronicles Broadway

Gretchen Egolf – Journeyman

And hundreds more