If you're serious about an acting career, the Andi Matheny Acting Studios will give you the tools you need to succeed! Founded by Hollywood veteran Andi Matheny in 2010, our mission statement is to bring Hollywood-quality training to the southeast region. Many students with no previous acting experience are now working in the exciting TV and film industry in the southeast, with credits like Tell Me a Story, The Right Stuff, Ozark, The Good Girls, Gifted, Hidden Figures, Jurassic World, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Mercy Street, Echoes of War, Bloodline, Talia in the Kitchen, Graceland, Under the Dome, Revolution, Nashville, Powers, Paying Mr. McGetty and many more. Our students win awards in film festivals, appear in commercials, and are trained to give their very best at auditions and on the set.
We have developed a unique program called the Acting Core Exercises to get actors connected to scripts quickly and ready to book roles in TV and film. This approach is best described as method-based combined with pragmatic tips - we guide you to find what works for you! Students new to our studio begin with the exercises and progress to scene work. The result is a high standard of acting equal to the level demanded by the competitive industry, and our booking results show it.
Our curriculum also includes improvisation. We believe actors who know how to improvise are better actors! Improv is used in auditions and on a set so not only are you more prepared, you have a lot of laughs in class.
In order to provide our students with a variety of tools, starting in 2019 we now offer Meisner Intensive instruction for adults taught be Certified Meisner Instructor Eugenie Bondurant. Please visit our Meisner Overview page here.
We also offer special workshops throughout the year to give you more tools to succeed. Our most popular workshop - the On-Camera Commercial Workshop - prepares you for commercial auditions. Our Film and TV Audition Workshop is essential to learn the basics of mastering TV and film auditions. Our Acting Business 101 Workshop is a comprehensive two-day workshop giving you the basics of how to get your career started and run your career like a business.
Our teaching staff includes award-winning actors and directors who have experience on professional sets. Periodically we have guest instructors, including casting directors and teachers with credentials from Broadway, the Juilliard School of Performing Arts and the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York City. We are constantly expanding our program to offer local actors the best education possible.
For auditions, we offer private coaching and industry-quality taping services in two locations in St. Petersburg. For our Coaching Rates, click here!
For kids and teens, we offer Saturday classes during the fall and winter months, and special summer workshops.
If you are serious about an acting career - at the Andi Matheny Acting Studios we are serious about helping you achieve your dreams!