How it started

Act ALIVE

The Act ALIVE exercises were developed in the Andi Matheny Acting Studios as a way to accelerate the students' understanding of the organic nature of TV and film acting. They combine mining the actor's personal experience with applications of pragmatic technique. As a result of this groundbreaking approach, the actor gets on their feet and connected to scripts quickly!

Mission

We are on a mission to created working actors! Actors with no previous experience have booked roles on TV shows like Ozark, David Makes Man, Bloodline, Good Girls, Tell Me a Story, The Right Stuff, films like Jurassic World, Hidden Figures, Mrs. Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Gifted and many more!

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Classes
and the

Act ALIVE book

The Act ALIVE classes will be offered with both online and in-person options. Classes are currently offered in a series, beginning with Part One and then Continuing, but the curriculum is constantly evolving to serve the needs of our actors.

 

To be among the first to hear the enrollment announcements, make sure you get on the mailing list by emailing andi@andimatheny.com

The Act ALIVE book is currently being prepared for publication. We'll be announcing its arrival date soon!

"Andi is a gifted and generous teacher. Her classes are safe spaces to explore and delve into our own stories and those we are asked to play.  I highly recommend her classes to actors of any level!" - Rebecca Emert

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HEADS UP AND GET YOUR CALENDARS OUT!

UPCOMING DATES FOR SUMMER ACT ALIVE CLASSES!

 

ACT ALIVE - Part One - The Essentials - six weeks starting Saturday July 9

 

ACT ALIVE - Continuing Studies - six weeks starting

Monday June 6

Act ALIVE Part One - The Essentials

Six Saturdays starting July 9

This session will feature foundational exercises using your personal life to connect to scripts plus improvisation AND will include beginning self-tape techniques. A perfect hybrid class for all actors!

NOTE: If you are taking class for the first time, please send a separate email along with your PayPal payment!

 

1:30 - 4:30pm ET

$195

Taught online on the Zoom platform. (For FAQ about online classes, click here.)

Class size is limited for maximum personal attention!

Class instructions and confirmation will be sent approximately seven days before class start.

No agent referral necessary - actors of all experience levels welcome.

To get on the wait list, please email andi@andimatheny.com

Act ALIVE Continuing Studies - The Pragmatic Actor

Six Monday nights starting June 6

This session provides the actor with tools to approach both comedic and dramatic scripts from TV and film. (Completion of Part 1 is suggested but not necessary.)

NOTE: If you are taking class for the first time, please send a separate email along with your PayPal payment!

7-10pm ET

$195

Taught online on the Zoom platform. (For FAQ about online classes, click here.)

Class size is limited for maximum personal attention!

Class instructions and confirmation will be sent approximately seven days before class start.

No agent referral necessary - actors of all experience levels welcome.

To get on the wait list, please email andi@andimatheny.com

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