Playhouse West Acting School
by Tony Savant
Playhouse West is a training ground for actors, writers and directors founded by Robert Carnegie and Jeff Goldblum in 1981.
For over 30 years the school has been highly regarded and recommended by industry professionals as one of the premiere acting schools in the country, who's students include Ashley Judd, James Franco, Michelle Pfieffer, Scott Caan, Heather Graham, Jim Carrey, Heather Morris, Kristin Bell, Mark Pellegrino, Jordanna Brewster, Jim Parrack, Sean Astin, Kathryn Morris, Shawnee Smith, Chase Crawford, Marshall Allman, Nia Peeples, Scott Wolf, Charisma Carpenter and many more.
Playhouse West is where legendary acting teacher Sanford Meisner chose to teach his private classes after moving to Los Angeles in 1985. The school continues to teach the Meisner approach.
The acting classes are 2 times per week, 3 hours per class. Each student works in every class.
This Los Angeles acting school also offers classes in Improv Comedy, Screenwriting, Film Appreciation and Analysis, and Filmmaking.
The award-winning Playhouse West Repertory Theater Company produces full-length and one-act plays on the weekends with its members.
Regular Advanced Scene Nights for the public and invited industry people.
Improv Comedy Shows.
Monthly Talents Shows.
Several times per year we have guest speakers such as casting directors, agents, managers, producers, directors, etc.
Guests have included Sydney Pollack, Garry Marshall, James Caan, John Landis, Julie Harris, Rod Steiger, Mark Rydell, Keith Addis, David Guillod, Mark Teschner, and many more.
The school also hosts the Annual Playhouse West Film Festival, a 3 day event held at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood, exclusively showcasing films involving their members. In 2012, the 16th Annual event screened 52 films.
Tuition Fee: $195 per month. 2 classes per week, 3 hours per class.
What Students Need to Apply: Students must first audit a class (this is free). Acceptance into the program is only by interview with an instructor after the class audit. Accept only serious students. No acting experience required.
Playhouse West is also opening a new branch of the school in Philadelphia, founded and directed by long-time Artistic Director, Tony Savant.
Classes are to be held at :
Heery Casting Studios (upstairs room)
2618 E. Cumberland St.
Philadelphia, CA 19125
Ph: (267) 202-5252
For information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
3 studios in North Hollywood, California
Studio 1, 4250 Lankershim Blvd.
Studio 2, 10634 Magnolia Blvd.
Studio 3, 10638 Magnolia Blvd.