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Nov 15

The Gilded Lilies

The Gilded Lilies - A Play at The Acting Center


The Acting Center Presents

The Gilded Lilies


Directed by NJ Smeets

Stage Management by Jenny Savitt



Veronica Burgess, Ashley Diane Currie, Shaylan Skye Glejzer, Lydia Kapp Gutilla, Tahirra Alaska Jackson, Chance Kelejian, Susan Kelejian, Jessicah Neufeld and Tiffany Heather Wolff


An Equine Dell Arte Production


Saturday, December 5 at 8:00; Sunday, December 6 at 7:30

Friday, December 11 at 8:00; Saturday, December 12 at 8:00

Sunday, December 13 at 7:30; Friday, December 18 at 8:00

Saturday, December 19 at 8:00


Due to risque content, please no patron under the age of 13.

Limited Seating

14801 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403


Tickets at

Sep 15

Seth Green at The Acting Center

Part of our ongoing Inside the Industry Pro Series, Seth Green graciously gave his time to give us insight into the industry. Oh and it was hilarious! It’s hard to describe how much Seth wants to help other actors, truly a humanitarian. Look for the video on coming soon.

Sep 15

Friday Night Salon Continues to Impress

Another successful Salon at The Acting Center! The amount of talent and inspiration makes one wonder…maybe they’ve got something there at The Acting Center!

Sep 15

Not All Monologues Are About Vaginas – Performance

The first performance from our new Production Class was as it’s name implies an evening of monologues. The tongue-in-cheek name, inspired by the popular “Vagina Monologues” brought performances from all genres. These monologues were performed the traditional minimalist sense where the stage is mostly bare and the focus is completely on the actor. Live audience members as well as our Periscope viewers felt the impact. Look forward to upcoming performances from our Production Class!

Aug 15

July Salon Full of Fun and Drama

Our July Salon did not disappoint, in fact it inspired and enlivened our live audience as well as our Periscope viewers!  A packed show showcasing all genres from funny to gritty.  Be a part of our next Salon as they are a great place for anyone to come and perform whether students or not.


Jun 15

Juliette Lewis at The Acting Center!

As part of our ongoing Inside the Industry Pro Series, Juliette Lewis graciously gave her time to talk with us. Sharing valuable insight into her start and upward progression up the Hollywood ladder she also recounted humorous but insightful “unfortunate” events as well :)

The Inside the Industry Pro Series is an ongoing series of lectures free to the general public which spotlights an actor with an indelible career giving great insight into what it takes to stay the course and maintain an acting career with longevity.

Jun 15

June Salon Packed Them In!

Our June Salon brought young and old to the stage and hence to the audience! Music, monologues, scenes, stand-up comedy and improv from those just starting out to seasoned veterans. Salons are a great place for anyone to come and perform whether students or not. Our Periscope viewing audience also enjoyed the evening.

Apr 15

About Casting with Casting About

In our most recent Inside the Industry Seminar on Saturday, April 11th we really went inside the industry!

The co-founders of Casting About (which is now part of Breakdown Services), Brian Wold and Blair Hickey took us behind the casting curtain to see what the Casting Directors see when they get an actor’s submission on Breakdowns Services.

It was surprising how many submissions casting can receive for a single role and learning about how fast the process goes. They also had some amazing marketing tips on branding yourself and creating relationships in the industry.

We all work together in this industry and getting to know the people you work with is really a good idea. It was truly a pleasure to have Brian and Blair present this information at The Acting Center. We will have them back again later in the year if you missed this one.

Apr 15

What do you Love/Hate About Auditioning?

Well, we found out at the How to Audition Seminar on April 28th given by co-founder of the Acting Center Tamra Meskimen with guest speakers–casting director Catherine Stroud and film maker Michael Klaumann.

Catherine was there to hear it straight from the actors what they like and do not like about the process and she thought it was amazing! She had such great advice on handling some major problems that come up at auditions.

Michael then gave a wonderful demo of how to self-tape with great tips on lighting and sound.

And then Tamra gave the Acting Center perspective on how to be comfortable, deliver that great performance and nail your audition.

Mar 15

Eric Matheny Gives World Famous Commercial Seminar

On March 14th Co Founder of the Acting Center Eric Matheny gave his world famous Commercial Seminar! Eric has booked hundreds of spots, and has great insight into the art of commercials. Eric made it really fun and informative. You know a commercial is really a short story.