The Actor's Studio of Orange County


Sonya Cooke, Owner/Head Teacher

Brett Duggan, Instructor, Acting/Improv/Sitcom

Philip Orazio, Instructor, Acting & Film Technique

Michael Matthys, Instructor, Acting & Scene Study

Amber Friendly, Instructor, Audition Technique

Leslie Lank, Instructor, Acting & Voice/Speech

Siobhan Doherty, Instructor, Accents & Dialects

Thomas Varga, Acting Technique

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Class Details

14 students per class. All levels. Teens and adults. 10-12 week semester sessions. One-day intensives and workshops. Private coaching and taping services available.


Acting Technique/Scene Study, On-Camera Technique, Private Coaching, Voice/Dialects/Accent Reduction, Improv & Comedy, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


Orange County's premier film and television studio. Specializes in "The Seven Pillars Acting Technique" created by owner, Sonya Cooke. Teachers are working actors and directors in LA who have the highest degrees in acting and are certified to teach the technique. Adult and teen students go from amateurs to pros through an advanced curriculum. Program culminates in a showcase in Los Angeles. Courses in film, audition and commercial technique, singing, sitcom, and improvisation, as well as reel production services, and private coaching.