“Transforming talent into working actors – One artist at a time – Since 1989.”

Los Angeles Acting Studio SD is San Diego’s premier acting school for film, television and stage. Offering real world acting classes, and private coaching to actors of all levels. The studio specializes in developing each actors “Unique Self”- transforming talent into confident working actors. We are a thriving community of supportive artists.

We are actors, filmmakers, directors, writers and comedians. Veteran acting coach Andrew Benne moved his L.A. studio to San Diego in April of 2016. His San Diego acting classes are conducted at the same level of high standards taught to hundreds of celebrities and working actors since 1989. Mr. Benne believes the entertainment industry has changed and actors don’t necessarily have to live in New York or Los Angeles anymore, but deserve to be trained with all the same advantages. We are a Hybrid Meisner studio. Primarily rooted in the Meisner technique yet strongly influenced by the disciplines of Stella Adler, Uta Hagen, Eric Morris and legendary filmmaker John Cassavetes.

The studio provides a safe, yet risk taking environment for actors to become truthfully, imaginary and emotionally free in their work. Classes are small and very individualized all assignments are custom made for each actor. We invite you to come work in a place, where we truly care about YOU and your talent. A studio that really wants you to be a fearless working actor and turn your dream into a profession.

Classes


For over 28 years Andrew Benne has offered training for the professional and beginning actor in a safe, challenging, and inspiring environment. The Studio is dedicated to training and preparing actors for professional work in the film and television industry. Our actors work! Read More…

The Work


Acting coach Andrew Benne moved his L.A. studio to San Diego in April of 2016. His San Diego classes are conducted at the same level of high standards taught to hundreds of celebrities and working actors since 1989. Mr. Benne believes the entertainment industry has changed. Read more…

The Team


Since opening his first acting studio in 1989, Andrew Benne continues to be an extremely active force in Hollywood, coaching an impressive list of celebrities and working actors. His endless commitment to his work, and a genuine love for teaching, has earned him a reputation… Read more….

Coming to San Diego? Want to Study at Acting SD Studio? Call Toll Free for specialized acting class offerings & pricing options.

Call tollfree (844) 5ACTING or (844) 522-8464.

Free Working Audit with Andrew Benne

An interview with Andrew Benne and a class audit are required. In the free working audit, you will participate in the first half of class in moment to moment work, listening, responding and connecting. This gives you a chance to work with Andrew Benne and other studio actors. It also allows you to learn some of our language. You will then observe the second half of the night which is the performance part of class. Here you will witness real studio work and how the technique transcends. Finding the right school is very important. It is imperative to study in a studio where the coach, the actors and the work speaks to you personally. To schedule an interview and your free working audit with Andrew Benne, please call the Studio at (844) 5ACTING (844-522-8464), use the Contact Box, or email direct to ActingSD@gmail.com.