individual instruction

everyone works, every class

For over 30 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!

Acting Classes at Acting SD cover technique, improv, scene study, and cold reading. Free, participating audits are offered by appointment.

Classes are small and very individualized in order to inspire creativity, risk taking, and personal growth in the actor. Studio teaching focuses on three areas: (1) troubleshooting the particular blocks that are holding an actor back from reaching his or her full potential; (2) providing a solid foundation and training in our Hybrid Meisner Technique; and (3) Persona, image, and branding. Actors in our studio discover who they are, and what they are selling as an actor. Essential insight and personal knowledge to actually be a working actor in today’s entertainment industry.

Weekly Schedule & Tuition

Sunday (Introductory Foundation Classes )
Afternoon: 11:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Evening: 5:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Monday–Friday Nights
Adult class 6.30 p.m. – 11.00 p.m.

Wednesday & Thursday Afternoons
12.45 to 5.15 p.m.

9.30 a.m. – 1.30 p.m. and 2-6 p.m.


2 Year Hybrid Meisner Technique – Certificate

In the tradition of Sanford Meisner we also offer a two year certificate program, with the same amount of weeks and hours of his original program. 64 weeks or 384 hours of study.

Once you have completed 64 weeks or 384 hours and finished all the technique assignments specifically designed for you, than you will receive a certificate graduation performance ceremony at the studio.

All studio members come out to celebrate you becoming a graduate student.Everyone works at their own pace in our studio, so you can start collecting hours right away at your first class.

L.A Style On Camera Audition Workshop (scheduled  monthly)

The live on-camera audition and Mastering the Self Tape
Live camera audition

Audtion for Film & Television Live - Make Reservations Now

Showcases & Guest Casting Directors & Agents

We invite industry guests to our SD studio. We will Showcases in San Diego and Los Angeles. Andrew Benne is known in L.A. For his Original Industry Showcases.

Casting Directors and agents will be invited to special events for studio members to work and perform for industry guests. Please understand that the studio will only showcase actors that are ready to be seen by the industry.

We have a outstanding reputation in Los Angeles for nearly 30 years , and we strive to maintain that status.