Anthony Montes, is an award winning Actor, Director, Writer and Producer. Anthony has been part of the film and theater industry for over 40 years. Anthony Montes has been teaching and coaching actors for 30 years. Anthony is one of the few truly experienced and passionate acting coaches today. In his early days of acting, Anthony studied and worked along side many of the great masters including Sanford Meisner, Charlie Laughton, Shelley Winters, Bob Carnegie, Bill Alderson, and Susan Peretz.
This is an invaluable opportunity to develop your craft and a show of dedication to your art.
More than that this is a huge opportunity to work with one of, if not the best acting teachers in the business.
Follow in the footsteps of the likes of James Franco, David Duchovny, Sandra Bullock, Alec Baldwin, Naomi Watts, Tom Cruise and Michelle Pfeiffer, to name but a few.
Anthony Montes’, Montes Method was developed over the 30 years he has been teaching. “…I’m like a chemist, I like to add a little bit of Meisner, Strasberg, Adler, Chekhov and bring in some of my own methods I’ve created along the way” — Anthony Montes.
The Montes Method lays down the foundation found in the Meisner Technique, training the Actors to listen, work moment to unanticipated moment, take the attention off of themselves and not do anything unless the other person makes them do it, to live truthfully under the imaginary circumstances, teaches the Actor how to emotionally prepare for a scene and to rid the Actor of any self-consciousness.
The Montes Method pulls from the teaching’s of Lee Strasberg’s Method teaching the Actor to relax, apply sense memory to the work, animal exercises and more. Anthony also employees exercises he has developed during his 30 years of teaching, like the elevator exercise, the eulogy, the 6 year old you and many others.
Anthony is unique in his way of teaching, as he focuses on each student individually, recognizing their potential and tending to his or her needs. Instead of telling ‘how you should do’ or ‘how this person does’, he introduces different methods to help the actor find their way and what works for them. He guides his students to help them see what they have inside to offer, so that they can continue their work in absolute confidence.
It is common that after actors attend a workshop with Anthony Montes, they leap into writing, directing and even producing. This goes for not only professionals, but beginners as well. By the end of every workshop, his students continue with a greater confidence and stamina along their endeavors. Through the sincerity of the Montes Method, Anthony dives into each personality helping them learn ways to awaken their essence and embrace their uniqueness. Anthony is deeply passionate about helping others to achieve their goals -but it is also up to the student to achieve it with work.
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