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The Actor's Workshop - Detroit

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About Us

Artistic Director: Brian Lawrence


Managing Director: Aida Munoz

Our purpose is to offer excellent training for the modern actor and intelligent, common sense career guidance and support.  Our program will appeal to the actor with high aesthetic values.

It's our hope that every time a new student walks through our doors, we are forming a lifelong artistic relationship.

Actor's Workshop - History

The Actor's Workshop first opened its doors in 1984 in downtown Royal Oak.  Just then, the city was evolving from a quiet, sleepy town to a vibrant, youthful community.  Opening as The Studio on Washington Avenue, classes were attended by stage actors looking to break into commercials and film; and by models and auto show narrators aiming to learn on-camera acting techniques.  Very quickly Director Brian Lawrence decided to broaden the scope of classes by focusing on in-depth training to produce actors who would be competent both onstage and on-camera.  By synthesizing the work of great teachers such as Sanford Meisner, Uta Hagen, Stella Adler, Lee Strasberg and Lorrie Hull, Brian has evolved a unique, practical approach that combines tradition and innovation.  

In its 33-year history, our studio has produced dozens of original stage shows. More recently, The Actor's Workshop launched and been home to a number of film projects, music videos and short films. 


Actor Testimonials

"Some of the best work I've done was in that little room."
-- Leon Lucas, Chicago

"These classes literally changed my life! Don't miss out."
-- Eve Grey, Deerfield Beach, Florida

"I want to let you know how good your program is. It's helped me so much out here."
-- John Gumersell Strong, Los Angeles

"Your classes exceeded expectations."
-- Steven Gravenkemper