July 14, 2019

"Hey," the email to my acting studio began "is anyone around to put me on tape today?"

That was it.  Not signed.  Not addressed.  Nothing.  It felt more like a booty call than a business email.

Our studio gets several emails and phone calls daily, with req...

September 24, 2017

I know you've heard that common proverb - "Necessity is the mother of invention."  That's why we have Peanut M&M's - some genius realized that some of us women gots to have our chocolate and our peanuts in a candy-coated shell or else we'll go crazy.  Oh, and that's wh...

January 2, 2017

Now that we're beginning a new year, it brings to mind our hopes and goals for the year ahead.  Many of us spend time thinking about what we dream of in the future - that perfect job, relationship, house, vacation, etc. - and how wonderful our life will be when those t...

December 18, 2016

When I was in my twenties and I had made the decision to become a full-time actor, my approach to life was much different than it is now.  Because I had made a career move from office worker to artist, I thought that gave me permission to live a free-form life.  Party...

September 7, 2016

Wow.  The Tampa Bay Theatre Festival happened this weekend.  I saw a funny, funny play Between Calls by Rory Lawrence.  Rory's writing cracks me up, and the actors were fun-ny.  Some were my students.  I was extremely entertained by this talented group.  Kudos....

August 1, 2016

Hey look - it's been three months since my last post!  Have I been that busy?  Well...yes and no.  I'm in an undisclosed location finally writing the book I've been threatening to write for years.  So that's good.  But notice, I'm not writing that book right now.  Beca...

May 2, 2016

I remember feeling like an outsider all throughout grammar school.  I had skipped first grade into second grade early in the school year, so at 6 years old I was surrounded by 7 and 8-year olds who teased me merciless about....everything.  My age, my family's embarrass...

March 26, 2016

The business of acting and maintaining your life while doing the business of acting can be a drag.  Some of my students have several jobs, drive hours in bad traffic to an audition just to say hello on camera and hand in a headshot, and share all kinds of stories in cl...

February 17, 2016

Yes, you read that correctly.  When you audition, not only is it not your job or your concern to book that job, it's none of your business.  "Huh?  What do you mean?  But I'm actor - I don't just want to book that job - I need to book it.  I've got rent/...

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Andi Matheny Acting Studios

 

2260 1st Avenue South (at 23rd Street)

St. Petersburg, FL 33712

727-469-3457