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Acting School

 

Welcome

to an acting community that is determined, supportive and passionate about your success.

Hi! We’re Ayumi and Doug! We understand what actors need, because we are actors.

Whether you’re a shiny newbie, or a seasoned pro, Connect Studios LA has what you need. We’re serious about the journey but determined to have some fun along the way.

The Studio

 “Acting is standing up naked and turning around very slowly.”— Rosalind Russell

Improv Classes

Time To “YES, AND” This Thing

Scene Study

Your Weekly Workout

Coaching

Audition & Career Coaching

Audition Taping

Make It Look Good

Intensives

Guest Industry Experts

Power Tools

Business & Audition Bootcamp

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On-Camera

Learn the Secrets

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Show Reels

Need tape for your demo reel?

We’ve got what you need.

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Testimonials

People love us.

Improv

“Taking Improv has been the most beneficial thing to my acting career. It helps me with my auditions. It helps my confidence and my growth. Improv helps me stay in the moment instead of thinking about what I’m trying to do. It makes me more comfortable to be me – who I am as a person. Also, I’m doing better in Scene Study class. I’m able to keep scenes going especially when I’m not as familiar with my lines as I should be.”

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Coaching

“Ayumi and Doug are so personable, honest, and real. A rare combination in this city. When I see them, I don’t feel like I’m going into a business that is trying to make money off me, I feel like I’m collaborating with fellow actors who are lending me their time. I always feel good about the work we do together and their level of professionalism inspires me to up my own game of professionalism.”

Jen Jacobs

Coaching

“A good coach is one who takes my initial idea and encourages me to expand on it or move away from it. Doug and Ayumi are great at doing that, while also making sure that the choices we come up with are specific and honest. At every session, they’ve been open to discussing what makes certain choices more engaging and hence better than others. They are working actors, so I trust their intuition and knowledge. They are also patient, straightforward, down-to-earth and affordable. Thanks Doug and Ayumi!”

Tony Tambi

On-Camera

“The On-Camera class was life changing! With Ayumi’s guidance, we really got a chance to explore and troubleshoot…experimenting with eye lines and angles. It was incredible to see how much on-camera technique can make or break an audition, and it was invaluable to be able to watch myself and my classmates. It completely upped my audition game.”

Marypat Farrell

Self-Tapes

“Connect Studios is the first place I found where I can get a very pro self-tape and great coaching all in one. Plus, they can upload directly to Ecocast if you need them too…Thanks for making a sometimes arduous process fast and fun! Now I love self tapes!”

Marypat Farrell

Improv

I think you will feel that learning and performing Improv with Doug Morency will be one of the best experiences you will ever have. Doug has coached Improv Acting for decades. He’s taught in Canada, Los Angeles, and even in Japan, winning many awards as an Improv coach and as a performer himself. Doug has coached Improv at Second City for many years.  I learned and performed Improv in Doug’s class at Connect Studios for about three years. A Great Class if you love acting and creating interesting fun stories. Doug really cares about each and every student. He supports you and builds you up. Your alertness grows. I’ve found that in working with Doug, I feel good about myself and enjoy acting as personal and fun. A Wonderful Teacher!

Dennis Clarke

Power-Tools

“It’s feedback from casting directors and working actors that you don’t normally get when you’re a new actor in the industry. One of the amazing values of the class, is the family aspect.There’s this ongoing group with Caroline and Ayumi that you get to join after the class that checks in with you to help you succeed. It’s a community of support, connection and love that’s hard to find in LA.”

Hunter Doebereiner

Power-Tools

“Even though I’ve been studying for years, I wanted to learn how the industry works here. The course was amazing. I got so many answers. I learned that I am enough. I came away with a lot of tools and how to use them effectively. The image consultation was amazing. It helped me figure out my brand and now I’m embracing it. I’m very happy.”

Tatyana Figueiredo

Power-Tools

“There are too many good things to say in a short amount of time. The class was phenomenal. Ayumi and Caroline know exactly what they’re talking about. If I could take the class over and over again, I would. Branding experts came to class and suggested that cutting my hair would open me up to new opportunities. I’m really happy I did it. It opened me up in both my personal and professional life.”

Erika Wilhelm

Power-Tools

“100% would recommend! This class is instrumental to figuring out how to navigate the entertainment business”

Rita Kreynin

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Power-Tools

“This class is very inspiring. Sometimes you get so caught up in the hustle that you forget the foundation. This isn’t just for the newbies, there is so much VALUABLE info, you can never know it all.”

Tiana Mahalah

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