Open City Acting Studio

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Los angeles' premier
acting school

Where New York Acting Techniques Meets Hollywood Savvy

We are Committed to Your Artistic Development


Open City Acting Studio is an acting school based in Los Angeles that aids the actor toward becoming a competent industry professional. A fearless artist is always in process, driven by curiosity and the pursuit of finding truth within the human condition. We help actors develop the habits of mind, and lifelong practice, that foster your artistic voice. We offer an intensive curriculum of acting classes in Los Angeles, as well as those all over the world. Check out our online acting classes!  

Embrace Your
Creative Power

Known as one of the top acting schools in Los Angeles for television, film, and theater, OCAS is dedicated to empowering, challenging, and molding actors into free-thinking working professionals. Learn a creative process that guides you toward embracing your humanity and using it as a bridge to any character in service to any story.

Open City Acting Studio Featured in Voyage LA

Carlton Byrd featured in Voyage LA Magazine

Open City Acting Studio co-founder and faculty member Alani iLongwe (FKA Carlton Byrd) was recently featured in Voyage LA where he talked about his success as an actor, writer, producer and teacher. Alani also details how he came together with other co-founders to start Open City Acting Studio, the top acting studio in LA for the next generation of artists. Click here to read the article.

Our Community At Work


"I couldn’t imagine my journey into becoming a professional actor in Los Angeles without Victor. From classes to audition coachings to masterminding for roles already booked; Victors talent has been integral to the unlocking of my own talents. His passion for what he does is bar none and it continues to inspire the revelation of just how high mine can be. He is always able to somehow see things from an angle that I haven’t considered, and add clarity to those that I have. It isn’t often that you are able to see yourself in a teacher and when you do, you are being educated while also being affirmed. Having come from a New York with a theatre mindset on acting, I was nervous about LA and what initially seemed to be a lack of emphasis on the process of creating from that state of mind. With Victors approach to class I’ve found a container to approach scenes with the same intensity that would be used for full length plays, and this type of examination has been the game changer in tv and film. Not to mention how helpful it has been to actually booking work. His consistency has me showing up to set with extra confidence and ready for anything a director can throw at me."
Y'lan Noel

Are you tired of being in your head? Do you feel your career has plateaued? Let us help you get out of your head and into your body!

 OCAS’ comprehensive Los Angeles acting school offers students a Professional Acting Program that includes Meisner acting technique and foundational voice and movement courses. In addition to these core classes, we offer industry-leading elective courses such as Scene Study, On-Camera Audition Technique, and Psychology of Acting. Our rigorous New York-style training program equips students with the tools necessary to build a reputation for being trustworthy and enjoyed by both industry professionals and audiences alike. 

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