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Meet Lindsay Frame of Anthony Meindl’s Actors Workshop in West Holllywood

Today we’d like to introduce you to Lindsay Frame.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Lindsay. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I met Anthony Meindl on the 14th St. Pier in New York City in 2001. I was just months out of UC San Diego’s MFA Acting program and still in wonder at the wildness of New York City and the Acting Industry. We connected immediately and he encouraged me to contact him if I was ever in LA. He said he taught an acting class there. Ten months later in July of 2002, I ended up on the West Coast auditing Tony’s acting class. I was blown away by the power, honesty and rawness of the work. I signed up for the next class and have been a part of the community ever since.

In 2004, I began teaching and it has changed my life connecting with actors in this way. When I first came to study with Tony we were an intimate community of 30 or so actors. Over the years, we have expanded and I am now an AMAW Master Teacher and Student and Faculty Liaison for 650 students and 17 faculty members locally in Los Angeles and hundreds more in our schools worldwide. Tony and my relationship have continued to evolve and blossom and we consider one another like family. When I discovered the magic if guiding actors to leap past their comfort zone, I realized this work was what I was meant to do.

Has it been a smooth road?
For the most part, yes. Tony is the real deal, living his philosophy of presence, honesty, love and compassion. We are like family so of course there have been conflicts here and there but communication is paramount at AMAW and we have always found our way to the other side of any concern. Mostly we make a great team and have co-taught many of our working actors for years.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Anthony Meindl’s Actors Workshop – tell our readers more, for example, what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
AMAW is one of the top acting programs in Los Angeles.

What’s your favorite memory from childhood?
For me, memory is all about sensation. So it’s not necessarily about what I did or saw but how I felt. I love remembering the feeling of falling asleep on my father’s lap on a special night when we were allowed to stay up late, like Christmas Eve or New Year’s or on Summer vacation with family and friends. I love the memory of the warmth of my body against his body and the sound of his voice as it echoes through his ribcage and into my sleepy ear resting against his chest. There was always joy in his voice as he connected with the special people around us and the perfect amount of strength in his arms as the held me firmly, so I could surrender fully. Those memories are filled with smells and textures and a deep sense of security and love.

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