Please watch this video for details. 

to recap:

  • ​Classes are the first two weekends of each month, the first weekend is a virtual ZOOM CLASS meeting at either 10 am on the first Saturday or 2 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month. 

  • The first class is LIVE on zoom. A link will be sent to you several days before. 

  • Doesn't matter what city you live in -- you can hop on the zoom call either Saturday or Sunday. Whatever works with your schedule. 

  • PANDEMIC FILMING: Due to Covid-19, we will be filming solo scenes with you the second weekend of each month.

  • There will be 1 or 2 crew people in the room where we end UP filming each month. The address will be sent to you a few days beforehand. It usually changes every month.  

  • the solo scenes will be filmed for your acting reels. We will be doing all kinds of interesting monologues that will help you grow as an actor. 

  • We are doing solo scenes through June, hoping everyone is vaccinated by summer. 


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It’s simple: You get what you put into it. Those who take full advantage of these workshop sessions will reap the most time in scene study, coaching, feedback, demo reel footage, and mentorship from ten-year Hollywood veteran Dan Steadman, who has written for Disney animation (Yin Yang Yo!), NBC/Comcast/Universal (The Mascots), and ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! He has also penned, with his writing partner Rajeev Sigamoney, original sitcoms for Emmy®  winners Sean Hayes, Tony Hale, Melissa McCarthy and Academy Award® winner Octavia Spencer. Dan Steadman has written and directed twelve feature films, three with international distribution.


The only way we've been able to make so many films is to crowd-fund them. We do this with our acting workout, taught by Hollywood veteran Dan Steadman. After forming a community of artists in 2014, he continued building a Midwestern repertory company in 2016 with his weekly acting workout, providing expanded opportunities for the actors he has worked with, and for newcomers.  Dan coaches and mentors each actor in a new scene every week, running the gamut from comedic to heartfelt drama. This is from the perspective of a director -- what a director is looking for in an actor.


The Actors Workout is for ages 15 and up.

Email Dan at or for more details.