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How it started


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!

What you learn:

- How to quickly connect to emotionally challenging material

- How to relax and achieve ease on camera

- How to unlock your superpowers to maximize your casting potential

- How to analyze scripts for specific genres

- How to personalize and create magical moments in your auditions

...and that's just the beginning!

The Act ALIVE classes provide ongoing scene study plus self-tape and audition technique. The sessions are offered in six-week segments. The more sessions you attend, the deeper your scene work will become, and the more prepared you will be for a working actor career.

Class offerings are at the bottom of the page—keep scrolling!


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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and the

Act ALIVE book

The Act ALIVE classes are offered online with occasional in-person options. Classes focus on script analysis and audition technique for TV & film, and are tailored to serve the individual needs of our actors.


To be among the first to hear the enrollment announcements, make sure you get on the mailing list by emailing

The Act ALIVE book is available for purchase.

For more information, click here!

"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

“There’s no better teacher to help you truly harness your power as an actor. Andi’s classes have changed my life by sharpening my acting skills and making me feel more confident than ever.”

- Raegan Smith

"In just six weeks; I’ve learned exercises, techniques and knowledge that I will take throughout my career. Andi is amazing at catering to what you need to work on and focusing on improving your skills as an actor." - Megan Hamada

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ACT ALIVE - Summer 2024

6 Saturdays starting June 8 

1:30 - 4:30pm ET (10:30a - 1:30pm PT)


(ZELLE payments preferred - email for more info)

This session will feature foundational exercises using your personal life to connect to scripts plus improvisation

AND will include beginning self-tape techniques.

Actors new to the Andi Matheny Acting Studios are encouraged to start with this class.

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


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Zelle payments are preferred! 

(If you do not have Zelle, use the convenient PayPal button)

IMPORTANT - if this is your first time taking class, send an email to so we know how to contact you!


ACT ALIVE GYM - Spring 2024

starting Tuesday, April 2 for six weeks

7 - 10pm ET (4 - 7pm PT)


Currently in session, next Gym schedule TBA

Build your acting muscles in this dynamic class where "work" feels like play! We will be using a combination of Act ALIVE techniques and exercises to explore scripts from TV and film to expand your tool box and transform you into a working actor. Each class also offers career guidance on casting, marketing materials and more. Experienced actors, continuing Act ALIVE students and new students welcome!

Interested? Email for more info.

To pay with Zelle - use


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