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Film Acting - Creativity - Professionalism
Regional On-Camera Acting Workshop, based in San Antonio, TX
You can sign up for our Ongoing Acting Classes anytime, as we are always accepting new students. Please contact us by e-mail or call (210) 273-9511 for more information (if we can't take your call right away, please leave a message with a call-back number; we'd appreciate it).
Happy New Year! Our 2018 classes are underway, beginning (2/2) January 2nd!
Due to dangerous, icy road conditions, our classes for Tuesday, January 16th are CANCELLED. Please stay safe and off the roads!! We'll be back on Thursday the 18th.
Thanks to leading Texas talent agent Linda McAlister, and Regional Casting Directors Toni Cobb-Brock & Sally Allen for their fantastic events with our workshop in the Fall of 2017. Tremendous experiences and opportunities for so many our actors. We very much appreciate it!
Congrats to our Peyton Nebens, our first-ever signee to the KMR Talent Agency of LA and NYC. Peyton will be spending some of the remainder of Summer 2017, as well Pilot Season 2018 in L.A., as part of the KMR roster. Great job, Peyton!! And we look forward to a visit by the KMR agency to see our actors in February, 2018!
We loved having our actors be a part of the Say Si films January Blues (Kristen Peeler and Daniel Ross) and Test Drive (Jon Coffey and Daniel Cortes) which both premiered at the annual Say Si film festival.
We thoroughly enjoyed our Independent Film Collaboration with the nationally-recognized NESA Cinema Program! Cinema Northeast (NESA's Production Company) produced 2nd Generation Grudge, adapted from an original script we developed in our film acting class with our student, Peyton Nebens. 2nd Generation Grudge screened at NESA Cinemaís 800 lb. Film Festival in May, 2017 @ the Santikos NW 14 Theatre! The film also starred our Sarah Marshall, Katia Lara, Lisa Kingdon, Weston Hughes, Blakeley Pogue and Kaitlinn Duvall. Check out the IMDB link to the project, here!
Our actors have also been part of some cool new commercial spots you may see on TV sometime soon, for both Pet Supplies Plus and KENS-TV! Great, fun experiences and terrific resume builders!
Texas Actors Workshop is also excited to be a partner in the upcoming Indie Film production of Prisoner Of Mind, a dramatic narrative short, based on an original story by our Pat Turner. Casting was done by well-known Casting Director Jo Edna Boldin, CSA, and the film co-stars Rich Ting, along with Pat and our Jon Coffey. You can see more about the film on facebook -- or on twitter at: @prisonerofmind1. Thanks also to all those who supported the film's Indiegogo campaign!
At Texas Actors Workshop, our actor-friendly pricing policy includes: No contracts; No automatic bank withdrawals; We never ask for your credit card information. Only your initial deposit ($140-$180), which also covers your first four classes, is non-refundable. If you miss a regularly scheduled group class on Mondays or Tuesdays, we donít charge you, and will carry a class credit forward for you.
Wow! We're truly humbled to have 27 of our actors joining the roster of the highly respected Linda McAlister Talent Agency. We held a showcase for Ms. McAlister in November, 2016 and those offers to our actors represent the best single day of signings in Tx Actors history! Very excited for everyone who is joining the LMT family!
Texas Actors Workshop is also on Twitter! Follow us @TXActorsWorks for the latest news, photos, videos, links, etc., from our growing workshop!
Our Level I Class is nearing capacity and could soon go on a Wait List. If you want to join our Level 1 class, please do so soon; thanks!
Our Katia Lara plays Jodie Foster in the film version of Killing Reagan. Click here to see the trailer! Congrats Katia!
Our Nishta Boys has been signed to the Savage Agency in L.A.! Excellent work, Nishta!
Our Valeria Jauregui reached the live rounds for La Voz Kids, which aired on Telemundo! Thanks to everyone who supported Valeria!
Congrats go out to our Kacie LaCombe and Shainah McFadden, who have been signed to the JPervis Talent Agency of Louisiana & Georgia!
Our Kaleb King is in Richard Linklater's latest, Everybody Wants Some, as well as the Indie feature Hurricane Bianca. Well done Kaleb!!
Our Paulina Chavez booked a supporting role in Day 5, in production in Austin!
Our Katherine Peeler has been signed by Pastorini-Bosby Talent in Houston. Well done and well deserved, Katherine. Great job!
See our Brian Nicholas in Episode 7, 'Soldier Boy' of the James Franco/ Stephen King series 11.22.63 airing now on Hulu! Congrats Brian!
Very excited to report that our Jordan Weir is being signed by Linda McAlister Talent of Dallas and Los Angeles! Congrats Jordy!
Major news! Our Shainah McFadden is being signed to the J Pervis Agency - Our first signing in Louisiana! Wow! Good work Shainah; way to stick with it!
Our Charlie Reid had the opportunity to work with Hollywood legend Louis Gossett, Jr on the feature film 'The Reason', on location in Georgia.
Fantastic News for our Paulina Chavez, who is now with CESD Talent in Los Angeles and Pastorini-Bosby Talent in Houston. Congrats Paulina!
Our Daniel Ross and Anna Villalobos had a really fun time at a Spurs-Bucks game, making the Kiss-Me-Cam extra funny. Check it out!
Major news for Mallory Snow - her most recent film Binary Stars is an official selection at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival! Amazing accomplishment Mallory!
Very exciting news for our Nicolas Cantu, who will be the voice of Prince James in Disney's Sofia The First. Great job Nico!
Congrats to our Danielle Greenup, who plays 'Heather' in Jack Black's The D Train which recently premiered at the Sundance 2015 Film Festival! The D Train also stars James Marsden and Jeffrey Tambor. Great job Dani!
Dani Greenup's incredible roll continues! Her newest feature, White Rabbit just celebrated its Los Angeles premiere. The film also stars Nick Krause and Sam Trammell.
Congrats as well to four actors from our workshop who were just signed to the Kim Dawson Agency: Ashton Word, Drew Pipkin, Mallory Snow and Philip Clement. Well done, you guys! Kim Dawson has now signed 21 of our actors.
Our Nishta Boys is fantastic in a new PSA for the SA Spurs wonderful Silver and Black Give Back Foundation! Excellent work Nishta!
Very excited to note that our Anti-Bullying video co-production, with Hasfitís acclaimed internet fitness expert Josh Kozak, has reached official 'Viral' status on YouTube (more than 3M views)!
Please check out this video, which has a very important message. All of the actors in the video are from Texas Actors Workshop! Please help us & Hasfit support efforts to stop bullying!
Our Maria Moya and Mark Rana were in Pablo Veliz's latest feature, The Book of Ruth. Congrats Maria, Mark, and Pablo!
Thanks to everyone who supported our Bryana Salaz, who completed a successful run on NBC's The Voice, finishing in the Top 20, as a member of #TeamGwen! Thanks also to our Alfredo Morales, who created #TeamBry, which actually trended on Twitter! Congrats Bryana!
Very Big News! Our Kaleb King is 'Rory' in director Jason Reitman's 'Men, Women & Children', which debuted @ the Toronto Film Festival. The film stars Ansel Elgort, Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner, Judy Greer And J.K. Simmons. Major Congrats, Kaleb!!!
Do you enjoy TED Talks? So do we. Our Katerina Rakosky, Rob Paulissen, Rudy Barrera, and Jordan Weir were part of a special TED Talks event, featuring the SAPDís world-renown CIT program!!
Special congrats to Rudy and Katerina, who appeared in this KSAT12News (ABC) report about SAPD's Crisis Intervention Training. Katerina also appeared in reports by KABB (FOX), WOAI (NBC), and Time-Warner Cable. Brian Nicholas joined Katerina in a story by Univision. Great job everyone!
Our Nicolas Cantu has been signed by the Osbrink Agency in Los Angeles! Osbrink's clients over the years have included Dakota and Elle Fanning, Raven-Symone and Tyler James Williams. Here's one of Nicolas' most memorable performances yet, an award-winning pre-game video for the S.A. Spurs!
A very special thanks to Julie Holman and Melissa McQueen from the Kim Dawson Agency for allowing us to showcase our adult actors! What a great opportunity! It lead to three important signings. Congrats to Brian Nicholas, Kina Harris and Katia Lara, Kim Dawson's newest adult talent!
Sarah Marshall was a courtside announcer for the San Antonio Stars WNBA team. What an amazing experience! Check out the pictures of Sarah in action very soon!
Congrats to our Kina Harris, who starred in the San Antonio Spurs pre-tip video before Game 5 of the 2014 Western Conference Finals, which the Spurs won. Awesome job Kina! And Go Spurs Go!
Big News! Four of our young actors have just been signed to the Kim Dawson Agency! Congrats to Mikayla Landes, Kennedy Young, Kat Rowland and Alfredo Morales for this great achievement! You guys really earned it!
Nicolas Cantu is the new spokesman for VIA Metropolitan Transit in San Antonio. Check out these pictures from his shoot -- and his video!
Our Danielle Greenup just filmed scenes with Jack Black, for the upcoming feature film 'D-Train'!
Our Sarah Marshall, Daniel Ross, and Drew Pipkin joined San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro for a PSA shoot for the San Antonio Spurs' Team Up Challenge.
Thank you to Cathryn Sullivan and her friends Mandy Teefey & Terry Cass for beneficial workshops for our students and their parents! We appreciate them so much and look forward to their next visit!
Some of our actors appeared in a special holiday e-card for San Antonio Spurs Sports & Entertainment! Representing the Spurs is Tres Allison, the WNBA's Silver Stars is Kendall Taylor, the S.A. Rampage is Drew Pipkin, the Austin Toros is Trevor Allison, for the Silver and Black Give Back Foundation is Gianna Giraldi, and for the AT+T Center is Gigi Howell. Happy Holidays everyone!!
The Spurs have launched their new 'Live The Game' ad campaign. The first spot in the series features our Mary Becquet! The second spot features our Tres Allison and Michelle Kendall.
Congrats to Tres Allison for booking a national commercial for Chuck E. Cheese!
Katia Lara and Jon Coffey appeared in a innovative video advertisment for Sotheby's luxury real estate.
Speaking of the Spurs and our young actors, Kendall Taylor, Gigi Howell, Drew Pipkin, and Tres Allison all booked speaking parts in a branding spot for the Spurs' Silver and Black Give Back Foundation. Jason Busse, Daniel Ross, Elise Brewer, Reese Moorman, and Trevor Allison were all featured extras in the spot.
Congrats to Kennedy Young, who played a mini-Michelle Beadle in a promo video for the San Antonio Spurs annual Tux n Tennies charity event. Michelle is with NBC Sports and tweeted Kennedy's video to her more than 818,000 followers on November 24th! That's really cool!
Kennedy also provided v/o for a story about how the Silver and Black Give Back Foundation is helping support community gardens for the San Antonio Food Bank. The story featured Spurs center Tiago Splitter!
Congrats to April Maxey who shot a national Bank of America commercial which was filmed in Central Park and Chelsea in New York City.
A very special congratulations to our friends at the San Antonio Spurs. Their "This is Big" video starring our own Nicolas Cantu took the gold at the PromaxBDA Sports Media Marketing Awards as the Best Pregame Team Introduction, Opening or Halftime Video for the NBA. The video appeared before tipoff of Game 1 at the 2013 Western Conference Finals. Nicolas also shot a separate video for Game 3 of the NBA Finals. Nicolas and TAW are honored to be part of the Spurs Creative Services Team's phenomenal effort on these videos! Also, a special thanks to Spurs Creative Producers Katie Funk and Robert Fisher, who auditioned many of our young actors. Congrats again to Nicolas and Go Spurs Go!!
Congratulations to Jeriko Salazar for booking a print ad campaign with Academy that was shot in Houston.
Madison Davenport appeared on an episode of Criminal Minds entitled Route 66. Congrats, Madison!
Congratulations to Kaleb King, Kacie LaCombe, Bryana Salaz, Tres Allison, Michelle Rendon, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Amanda Sanchez, Jeriko Salazar, Arianna Alderete, and Maria Moya who have been signed to the Kim Dawson Agency in Dallas!
A very special thanks to Dee Ann Vernon of the Kim Dawson Agency for visiting us three times!
Congrats to Elizabeth Rodriguez to booking a featured extra role in Chef, directed by Jon Favreau!
Congrats to Tristan Ramirez, Arianna Alderete, Weston Hughes, Daniel Cortes, Mark Rana, Jon Coffey, Lupe Juarez, Jeff McDaniel, and Ayslinn Ashbury who booked a featured extra role on Revolution, produced in the Austin area!
Tres Allison and Michelle Rendon booked a commercial in the San Antonio Spurs new 'Live the Game' campaign!
Congrats to Mark Rana, Michelle Rendon, Drew Pipkin, and Madison Calderon for booking a commercial for the San Antonio Rampage entitled 'Walking Man'.
Michelle Rendon was Sofia Vergara's body double, stand-in, and stunt double for Machete Kills! See her in the trailer for the film!
Mark Rana was in Ghost Adventures on the Travel Channel. Mark played 'Heinrich Mahler', a ghost who some believe haunts Victoria's Black Swan Inn in San Antonio. And check out Tres Allison on the blog of Ghost Adventures host Zak Bagans, who shows you how G.A. Reenactments are filmed! A big congrats to Mark and Tres. Well done, guys!
Loren Ledesma has been signed to Linda McAlister Talent of Los Angeles and Dallas!
Mark Rana and Maria Moya each booked roles in the new Indy feature, Book of Ruth, a film by Pablo Veliz, which was produced at Big Bend National Park. Nicely done, Mark and Maria.
Lupe Juarez and Kina Harris booked roles in a Public Service Announcement for the CASA program.
Are you a videography enthusiast or someone trying to break into the production business? Texas Actors Workshop is seeking capable videographers/ editors who can shoot, edit and upload short audition tapes for agency and independent actors. Must have necessary space, a backdrop, as well as camera, sound, and editing equipment to shoot and edit videos. You will be paid $35-45 per audition tape, including upload. You will have to guarantee actors up to two hours of availability and up to three scenes per audition. Video and sound quality must be at a professional level. HD not necessary. 24-hour turnaround times will be preferable. Must be able to work through ftp sites such as Wetransfer.com or Hightail.com. Applicants will have to complete successful test runs prior to being allowed to work with our paying clients.
Prefer independent videographers/ editors not currently associated with other San Antonio acting coaches, talent or modeling agencies.
This opportunity can be used as a great first step into the production end of the entertainment industry!
Please send resumes, including references, and a reel if you have it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congrats to Madison Davenport for several great bookings, including From Dusk Til Dawn, the series; Save Me, on NBC; The Possession, Shameless and Noah.
Lauren Miller played a featured extra on HBO's Newsroom, by Aaron Sorkin, creator of The West Wing. Lauren also booked featured extra roles on Showtime's Dexter and Episodes. Lauren also booked a role in the UCLA comedy short L.A. Trash. Good work, Lauren!!
Rudy Barrera was part of a report on KSAT-12 News about the SAPD's Crisis Intervention Training. Way to go Rudy! To see more on the SAPD CIT program, visit this gallery!
Tania Hajali and Mark Rana booked roles in a new spot for Advanced Smile Care, produced by Cineveliz!
Thanks to Jennifer Boyce of The Savage Agency, L.A., for a tremendous commercial acting workshop in 2012!
Jeriko Salazar played The Grinch, alongside meterologist Bill Taylor on KENS-5 News on Christmas Eve 2012! Check out exclusive behind the scenes photos!!
Texas Actors Workshop students have recently participated in extended improv sessions, as part of special new projects undertaken by the San Antonio Police Department and UT-San Antonio. For more, check out our special new Gallery highlighting these exciting new efforts by our actors!
A special thanks to Officers William Kasberg and Bonnie Lemcke of the San Antonio Police Dept. for visiting our Level I class to help our actors prepare to be roleplayers in the SAPD's Crisis Intervention Training.
We also want to express our gratitude to Sasha Wilhelm of the U.T.-San Antonio Counseling Dept., for her presentation on mental and emotional health, as portrayed in film and television. A very insightful and informative presentation for our film actors!
Elise Rubiola appeared in 3 HEB shoots including a back to school spot; three Halloween spots in English, Spanish, and with an ensemble cast; and a bilingual spot staring Jennette McCurdy.
Check out Danielle Greenup as 'China' in Haunted High, which premiered on Syfy. Check syfy.com for future showings. Danielle also booked the role of April in White Rabbit, starring Sam Trammell (True Blood) and Nick Krause (The Descendants), as well as a featured extra role in So Undercover starring Miley Cyrus, all recently in production in Louisiana.
Congratulations to Jessica Anderson, Lupe Juarez, Kassandra Rios, and Arianna Alderete for booking featured extra roles on The Lying Game on ABC Family.
Our sincere thanks to Bill Taylor of KENS-TV, for a special behind the scenes look at his station for our Youth Level 2 class; check out some pictures!
Check out TAW Alumnus Adrienne Harrell in this spot for Jimmy John's!
Elizabeth Machacek was in The Unusual Suspects on the Investigation Discovery channel, in an episode entitled: 'Gruesome Discovery'.
Congratulations to Jason Busse, Ashton Word, Kamryn Jacobs, and Eloah Jones for booking roles in Bryan Ortiz's latest film, Sanitarium: Monsters are Real. Kaleb King, Orlando Torres, Arianna Alderete, Rudy Barerra, and Danielle Johnson also had the opportunity to be extras in Sanitarium.
Texas Actors Workshop joins the San Antonio and Denver communities in grieving the loss of Jessica Ghawi in the tragic movie theater shootings in Aurora, Colorado. Jessica's family has established a foundation and scholarship that reflected her passion for sports and her vivacious personality. Two funds have been established in her memory. If you're able to lend your support, we have linked to The Jessica Redfield Sports Journalism Scholarship Fund, as well as her Memorial Fund.
Jessica was also accompanied to the movie with her longtime friend, Brent Lowak that night. He was wounded trying to save her life. He now faces a long recovery including multiple surgeries. If you feel inspired to help with his medical costs, you can send any donation to: Brent Lowak Survivor Expense Fund, PO Box 310176 New Braunfels, TX 78311.
Jessica Rey booked a print shoot with Vesper Magazine. Check out the trailer for the shoot!
Congrats to Pat Turner for booking a role in the feature film Dani: The Ranch Hand which premired at The Josephine Theater in San Antonio.
Congratulations to Orlando Torres for his featured extra role in Machete Kills and a comedic industrial shoot for HEB!
Texas Actors Workshop congratulates Angelica Vargas for being signed by the Kim Dawson Agency in Dallas, the Savage Agency in Los Angeles, and Evolution Talent Management, also of L.A.
Congratulations to Arianna Alderete and Rodrigo Solloa for booking an in-house
hospitality video for La Quinta!
Congratulations to Texas Actors Workshop students Pat Turner, Orlando Torres, Kaleb King, and Rick Carrillo for their parts in The Killing Strain which aired on Chiller.
Congrats to Pat Turner for booking a spot for the 2011 Alamo Bowl!
Check out the latest indy film work by Texas Actors Workshop students and alumni: Mark Rana, Jason Busse, Kaleb King, Pat Turner, Nellie Washburn, Alice Washburn, Angelica Vargas, Jessica Anderson, Howard Fisher, and Christy Keller.
Check out Danielle Johnson in Austin student indy film Study Troubles! Click here to see the entire film.
Check out Loren Ledesma and Mark Rana on the set of Mission Park, filmed in San Antonio. Other Texas Actors Workshop students involved in filming MP include: Daniel Cortes, Dora Esquivel, Howard Fisher, Barbara Hoffman, Danielle Johnson, Kaleb King, Kacie LaCombe, Ashley McSwain, Brian Nicholas, Ian Stanfield, and Adrian Yancelson.
Congrats to Loren Ledesma who recently had featured extra roles on Justified, Breaking In, and The Doctors. As well as a supporting role in This Indie Thing, a comedy web series.
We want to thank everyone for voting for Texas Actors Workshop alumnus, Christy Keller, a finalist for a role in "Whatever, the web series". She ended up in 2nd place by only 43 votes. Christy says this is amazing considering how far behind she started, and that the other actress she was up against has more than 900 Facebook friends. But the best news is that the Producers of 'Whatever' liked her so much, that they are giving her another part in the series! Christy feels that all of your votes and comments really helped make that happen. She's planning to post a link on Facebook (which we'll pass along) when the series comes out. Thanks again for all your support!
We would like to Congratulate the Winners of our first-ever Audition Challenge:
Advanced - Kaleb King
Level II (youth) - Mia Garza
Level II (adult) - Ashley Reneigh
Thanks to everyone who participated in this fun and challenging competition.
For our latest reviews posted on Google, click here.
See which Talent Agencies have signed some Texas Actors Workshop students.
We want to thank supporters of our workshop, including: Los Angeles Talent Manager, Lea Patrick for her "Winning the Audition" workshop; L.A. Commercial Agent, Jennifer Boyce, for a fantastic workshop on Commercial Acting Technique; L.A./ Dallas Casting Director, Amber Horn for her tremendous workshop on Film and TV Audition Technique; The Zots for helping make the Texas Actors Workshop 2010 Holiday Party so special, with their awesome live performance.
Tara Coet, a wonderful friend and supporter of Texas Actors Workshop, who passed away recently after battling cancer. She will be very sorely missed. If you would like to honor Tara's memory, please feel free to make a donation to the Lymphoma Research Foundation. Would you please join us in keeping Tara's family in your prayers.