Kids On-Camera Comedy Bootcamp!

Announcing our summer schedule

for Kids ages 7 – 17! 

All classes taught by Kids Coach Karleigh Chase


* Featuring scripts from Talia’s Kitchen, Every Witch Way and other Disney and Nickelodeon television shows *

* Comedy improvisation *

* Comedic monologues *

* Keep the video of your performances! *

* Special instruction by Andi Matheny (Suite Life of Zack and Cody, Zoey 101) *

June 22 – 25 (Monday – Thursday)

10am – 3pm



* Scene work, monologues, theater games and exercises *

* Plus music! And a pizza party! *

July 13 – 17 (Monday – Friday)

10am – 3pm



* Featuring scripts from dramatic television and movies *

* Monologues *

* Theater games, dramatic exercises *

* Keep the video of your performances *

August 4 – 6 (Tuesday – Thursday)



To enroll or for more information email

All classes are at

The Andi Matheny Acting Studios

2260 1st Avenue South (at the corner of 23rd Street)

St. Petersburg, FL 33712

(727) 521-7287

On-Camera Commercial Workshop May 17 – sold out – New date added!

Announcing another On-Camera Commercial Workshop on Saturday, June 6 from Noon to 5pm.

You’ll learn how to master copy, how to use improvisation to ace your audition, how to bring your unique personality into the room, and even how to eat on camera!

Andi starred in dozens of commercials in Los Angeles and she shares her secrets with you in this one-day workshop.  You get a copy of your video file after the workshop to chart your progress.  It’s one of our most popular workshops and always sells out so reserve your spot today!

- Note – May 17 Workshop is sold out and accepting wait list names only -

At the Andi Matheny Acting Studios

2260 1st Avenue South (at the corner of 23rd Street)

St. Petersburg 33712

(727) 521-7287

Spring Session and Lori Wyman!

The Andi Matheny Acting Studios has just announced Spring Session 2015 starting the week of March 30th. 

11 Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday nights plus Scene O Rama on Saturday June 13 from Noon to 5pm.

Class times are 7 – 10pm.

Monday nights are for returning students only.

Wednesday nights are reserved for students new to the studio.

Tuition is $275*

Enrollment requirements:  18 and older only, agent or actor referral or private interview

And announcing Lori Wyman coming to the Andi Matheny Acting Studios on Sunday April 12!

Florida’s premiere casting director is offering her audition seminar from 10 – 6pm.  Spend a day learning invaluable tips on auditioning from Lori Wyman, whose credits include “Bloodline,” “Graceland,” “Burn Notice,” “Dolphin Tale,” and many, many more.  First priority will be given to students of the Andi Matheny Acting Studios.  The investment for this day is $250.

*Tuition for Spring session plus the Lori Wyman seminar is $500.

And – Kids and Young Adult Classes starting Saturday April 11!

6 Saturdays of fun improvisational games, monologues, learning scenes from your favorite tv shows and on-camera training

Plus a Friends and Family Showcase on Saturday May 16

Taught by Karleigh Chase

Ages 8 – 12:  10am – Noon

Ages 13 – 17:  1pm – 3pm


To enroll for Spring Session 2015, the Lori Wyman seminar, or the Kids and Young Adult Classes or for more info email

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Andi Matheny Acting Studios

2260 1st Avenue South

St. Petersburg, FL 33712




Los Angeles Seminar Friday March 13

Andi Matheny is bringing her Acting Core Exercises to ACE Your Audition seminar Friday, March 13 from 1 to 4pm at the ComedySportz Theater, 733 Seward Street in Los Angeles.

Andi developed these core exercises as an acting coach based out of St. Petersburg, Florida, where actors are sometimes given less than 24 hours to master an audition for the hundreds of tv shows and movies casting in the southeast.  These exercises are designed to get you quickly connected to your script and create your greatest audition in the shortest amount of time possible.  As a result, Andi’s clients – some having never acted before – have booked numerous credits, including the new Tim Burton film “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” “Jurassic World,” the new Netflix series “Bloodline,” “Powers,” “The Red Band Society,” “The Changeling,” “Nashville,” “Drop Dead Diva,” “Salem,” “Sleepy Hollow,” “Under the Dome,” “Graceland,” and many more.

“After my first session with Andi I booked a feature film and a tv series.  I just won the New York Rising Star Award 2015 for Upcoming Entertainer and Actress – thanks to you Andi!”Karlee Perez, Lucha Underground and The Changeling

“Andi has been an incredible audition coach for the past year and a half I’ve known her. I have taped and booked for roles and films as large as they come. She tapes all of my auditions and constantly pushes me outside my comfort zone, pushing my abilities to the limit, building characters with greater energy, emotion, and personality!”
- Colby B., Jurassic World, American Ultra, Salem, Powers
“With Andi’s taping & coaching help I’ve booked roles I’m proud of in 3 feature films (Echoes of War, Walt Before Mickey, & Cell) and two TV shows (Reckless & Bloodline), just in the last two years. With her fun but no-nonsense style she zeroes in on what needs to be done!” – Owen Teague
“My third session with Andi resulted in my being cast as Willem Dafoe’s mother in ‘Bad Country!'” – Pat Fisher

“After only the third time taping with Andi – I booked!  Andi is a well-informed and accomplished professional.” – Andrea Crouch, Bloodline

“After my first session with Andi, I got my first agent.  After my second, I booked a role on the tv series “The Last Supper.”  Thanks to Andi’s coaching I’m at my best and always learning.” – Zachary Vazquez


The seminar is $45.  To enroll or for questions please email

Andi Matheny’s Acting Core Exercises Seminar

Friday, March 13

1 – 4pm

at the

ComedySportz Theater

733 Seward Street

Los Angeles 90038

Working spots $45

Audit only $25

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On-Camera Commercial Workshop Sunday February 15!

Announcing our first On-Camera Commercial Workshop on Sunday February 15!  Learn how to master copy, how to use improvisation to stand out at your auditions, how to work with a scene partner and many more invaluable tips that our students have used to get jobs almost immediately!  Class size is limited so sign up now!


On-Camera Commercial Workshop

Sunday February 15

12 Noon – 5pm

at the

Andi Matheny Acting Studios

2260 1st Avenue South (at 23rd Street in St. Petersburg)

age 8 and older



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Enrollment starts today for Winter 2015!  Classes are Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday nights from 7 to 10pm starting the week of January 5 and ending with our Scene O Rama showcase on Saturday March 21.  Enrollment requirements are returning students, actor or agent referral, or personal interview with Andi.

We’ve had several students take their first acting class with us who are now working actors.  We’re proud to bring Hollywood-quality training to Tampa Bay at a fraction of the price.


Andi Matheny Acting Studios

Winter 2015

Starting the week of January 5

11 Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday nights

7 – 10pm

* plus Scene O Rama Saturday March 21 from Noon to 5pm *

Enroll by December 31 – $260

Enroll after December 31 – $275

Address:  2260 1st Avenue South, St. Peterburg 33712


or call (727) 521-7287


Great American Plays

Here is a list for my acting studio – certainly not meant to be THE definitive list of every great American play ever written – however it’s a comprehensive list that includes my favorites and many top critics’ picks.  This is a living document and will be added to in the future so please keep checking!


A Steetcar Named Desire – Tennessee Williams

The Crucible – Arthur Miller

Death of a Salesman – Arthur Miller

The Glass Menagerie – Tennessee Williams

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf – Edward Albee

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof – Tennessee Williams

Our Town – Thornton Wilder

Angels in America – Tony Kushner

Long Day’s Journey into Night – Eugene O’Neill

A Raisin in the Sun – Lorraine Hansberry

Twelve Angry Men – Reginald Rose

Glengarry Glen Ross – David Mamet

The Odd Couple – Neil Simon

Proof – David Auburn

The Lion in Winter – James Goldman

You Can’t Take it With You – Moss Hart

Brighton Beach Memoirs – Neil Simon

Arsenic and Old Lace – Joseph Kesselring

All My Sons – Arthur Miller

Doubt – John Patrick Shanley

‘night, Mother – Marsha Norman

Harvey – Mary Chase

The Children’s Hour – Lillian Hellman

The Man Who Came to Dinner – Moss Hart

Six Degrees of Separation – John Guare

Mourning Becomes Electra – Eugene O’Neill

Wit – Margaret Edson

The Heidi Chronicles – Wendy Wasserstein

How I Learned to Drive – Paula Vogel

M. Butterfly – David Henry Hwang

Suddenly Last Summer – Tennessee Williams

The Iceman Cometh – Eugene Oneill

The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds – Paul Zindel

Buried Child – Sam Shepard

August: Osage County – Tracy Letts

The Skin of Our Teeth – Thornton Wilder*

The Elephant Man – Bernard Pomerance

Steel Magnolias – Robert Harling

Driving Miss Daisy – Alfred Uhry

Fences – August Wilson

The Goat, or Who is Silvia? – Edward Albee

The Zoo Story and Other Plays – Edward Albee

The Front Page – Ben Hecht

Crimes of the Heart – Beth Henley

The Foreigner – Larry Shue

A Few Good Men – Aaron Sorkin

The Piano Lesson – August Wilson

Four Plays – William Inge

Oleanna – David Mamet

Ah, Wilderness! – Eugene O’Neill

Strange Interlude – Eugene O’Neill

The Emperor Jones – Eugene O’Neill

A Moon for the Misbegotten – Eugene O’Neill

Lost in Yonkers – Neil Simon

The Caine Mutiny – Herman Wouk

Same Time, Next Year – Bernard Slade

Curse of the Starving Class – Sam Shepard

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead – Tom Stoppard

I am My Own Wife – Doug Wright

A Piece of My Heart – Shirley Lauro

The Shape of Things – Neil LaBute

The Diviners – Jim Leonard

The Little Foxes – Lillian Hellman

A View from the Bridge – Arthur Miller

Sister Mary Ignatius Explains it All for You – Christopher Durang

Fool For Love – Sam Shepard

Beyond the Horizon – Eugene O’Neill

American Buffalo – David Mamet

The House of Blue Leaves – John Guare

The Country Girl – Clifford Odets

Silvia – A. R. Guerney

Fat Pig – Neil LaBute

A Delicate Balance – Edward Albee

Incident at Vichy – Arthur Miller

Biloxi Blues – Neil Simon

Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck

The Philadelphia Story – Phillip Barry

for colored girls who have considered suicide – Ntozake Shange

The Nerd – Larry Shue

As Is – William M. Hoffman

The Teahouse of the August Moon – John Patrick

I’m Not Rappaport – Herb Gardner

Born Yesterday – Garson Kanin

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey

Lips Together Teeth Apart – Terrence McNally

This is Our Youth – Kenneth Lonergan

(*Did it in high school – not one of my favorites but it’s considered an American classic…)


Announcing Classes for Fall 2014!

You may have noticed a change in my website.  It’s still evolving, and eventually the Andi Matheny Acting Studios will have its own page.  But for now, we need to take care of business and all the inquiries about our Fall session of classes!

Fall Session 2014

11 Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday nights

7 – 10pm

Go to the Andi Matheny Coaching to the left for all the information