2437 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405
The Larry Moss Studio is located in the Edgemar Center for the Arts and features instructors Larry Moss, Michelle Danner in addition to Alexandra Guarnieri, Brian Drillinger and Tim Craig. The Studio offers a lot of different classes and programs, that are best described on their website, however their Scene Study program is what they are known for.
The way the studio is designed, all actors interested in enrolling in the scene study classes, must take their 2-day intensive technique analysis lecture, “The Actor’s Golden Box”. Upon completion they are placed in one of their scene study classes, which are divided into the Beginning-Intermediate-Master model. All three classes begin with a 15-minute lecture by the teacher followed by actor exercises to open you up emotionally and sensorially . The class continues with work on monologues, scenes and improv exercises.
New students who are interested in attending the studio are actually NOT allowed to audit, rather are required to attend an info session, which are held every Thursday morning from 10:30-12:30pm by appointment only. I attended this info session and from the way it was organized, the attitude of the teachers and from what I learned I realized this studio was not for me. Personally, I want to physically see what I am going to get out of a studio by an audit. This may not be the case for you, though, so check it out!