About The Work

About The Work A safe place for actors to think differently, take risks, connect and excel. Home of The Chakra Approach and The Macro Method. Created by Murisa Harba, Artistic Director + Founder
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ABOUT THE WORK has been inspiring actors to take risks and get out of their comfort zone since 2013. Our creative sanctuary allows actors to feel connected and motivated to accept the challenge to go deeper in the collective pursuit of excellence. Led by Artistic Director Murisa Harba, students meet once a week at our beautiful, newly renovated studio to be challenged, motivated and inspired to take risks with their craft. We believe it is important to create and maintain an environment that is supportive, and our studio has been designed to be a safe place for actors to be pushed out of their comfort zones on an ongoing basis. If you are constantly doing the same old, good work, you are not growing. By pushing into the unknown, we teach you to turn the uncomfortable into the comfortable and to raise the bar by always reaching for that next level.

Mission: Creating and maintaining an environment that is supportive and safe so we, as artists, can feel comfortable to stretch ourselves out of our comfort zones and do our best work on an ongoing basis..always stretching, always learning..

Operating as usual

Happy Holidays and Warmest Wishes from all of us at About The Work!#aboutthework #ATWFAM #holidayseason #inthistogether ...
12/25/2020

Happy Holidays and Warmest Wishes from all of us at About The Work!

#aboutthework #ATWFAM #holidayseason #inthistogether #stayhome #staysafe

#TBT to shooting in the studio with our #ATWFAM! We love collaborating with our students and teaching them all the roles...
12/24/2020

#TBT to shooting in the studio with our #ATWFAM! We love collaborating with our students and teaching them all the roles on a film set, so they are empowered to create content of their own!

#aboutthework #behindthescenes #oncamera #onset #practicalset #filmproduction #productionteam #filmmakingprocess

Having some holiday fun in our last Process + Freedom Scene Study class of the year!#aboutthework #ATWFAM #actingclasses...
12/23/2020

Having some holiday fun in our last Process + Freedom Scene Study class of the year!

#aboutthework #ATWFAM #actingclasses #onlineclasses #virtualbackground #havingfunwithzoom #chrismukkah

#Studio #Shoutout: A huge CONGRATS to ATW student Cat Wilkins, whose feature film script "Two-Faced" that recently won f...
12/22/2020

#Studio #Shoutout: A huge CONGRATS to ATW student Cat Wilkins, whose feature film script "Two-Faced" that recently won first place in the feature comedy category at the 2020 UCLA Screenwriters Showcase will be produced by Bron Studios, directing by and starring Taraji P. Henson in her feature film directorial debut!

"Two-Faced" follows Joy, a Black high school senior whose chances to attend the college of her dreams are threatened by her wildly popular and charismatic school principal after she confronts him with evidence of his racist past. With the help of her friends, the student sets out to expose the principal but quickly learns that he is not above waging all-out-war against the students trying to take him down. Henson stars in the film as the mother of the student, and Cat will executive produce! Way to go, Cat!!!

#aboutthework #featurefilm #screenplay #comedy #writer #director #producer #femalefilmmaker #womeninfilm

#MondayswithMurisa: "Think about your character's Private moments and how exactly you can share them."#aboutthework #The...
12/21/2020

#MondayswithMurisa: "Think about your character's Private moments and how exactly you can share them."

#aboutthework #TheChakraApproach® #characterdevelopment #privatemoment #emotion #physicality #inner #outer #chakras #actingclasses #onlineclasses

"Intentions are like magnets; the more we declare them, believe in them, and act in ways to manifest them, the more powe...
12/20/2020

"Intentions are like magnets; the more we declare them, believe in them, and act in ways to manifest them, the more powerful and real they become."

#aboutthework #manifestwithpurpose #goals #intentions #positivity #inspiration #motivation

Glamour shot of our studio's beautiful office! Even though our studio is currently closed for the holidays, we can't wai...
12/19/2020

Glamour shot of our studio's beautiful office! Even though our studio is currently closed for the holidays, we can't wait to get back into this creative sanctuary and cook up some great things in the new year!

#aboutthework #inthestudio #officestyle #zenworkspace #creativesanctuary #actingclasses #onlineclasses #stayhome #staysafe

#flashbackfriday to laughs in the studio with our #ATWFAM!#aboutthework #wehavefun #communityofartists #joy #laughter #c...
12/18/2020

#flashbackfriday to laughs in the studio with our #ATWFAM!
#aboutthework #wehavefun #communityofartists #joy #laughter #connection

#TBT to ATW student Erica rehearsing in the studio with guest director Kiki Allgeier during our On-Camera Technical Prof...
12/17/2020

#TBT to ATW student Erica rehearsing in the studio with guest director Kiki Allgeier during our On-Camera Technical Professional Track class.

#aboutthework #inthestudio #guestdirector #oncamera #onset #practicalset #scenestudy #rehearsal #blocking #actingclasses

ATW student Lisa shining bright on our theater-sized projector during playback for our On-Camera Technical Professional ...
12/16/2020

ATW student Lisa shining bright on our theater-sized projector during playback for our On-Camera Technical Professional Track class!

#aboutthework #oncamera #scenework #playback #screening #projector #film #leadactress #actingclasses #onlineclasses

#Studio #Shoutout: CONGRATS to ATW student Michelle Merring on having the short she wrote, "The Yuletide Isn't The Only ...
12/15/2020

#Studio #Shoutout: CONGRATS to ATW student Michelle Merring on having the short she wrote, "The Yuletide Isn't The Only Thing That's Gay, " get chosen to be read this Saturday, December 19th, 6pm PT as part of NYU's Tisch Represents' STRONG _____ LEAD "Holiday Movie Hack" SCENE NIGHT (& Fireside Chat)! This evening of virtual readings of holiday-inspired scenes, written by underrepresented writers and featuring a strong underrepresented lead character is free and open to the public! To RSVP over Zoom, visit https://www.tischrepresents.com/event-details/strong-_____-lead-holiday-movie-hack-scene-night-fireside-chat.
Way to go, Michelle!!!

#aboutthework #NYUTischalumni #TischRepresents #virtualreading #zoomreading #femalewriter #femalefilmmaker #holidayinspired #holidaymovie

#MondayswithMurisa: "Set an intention for you character, but ALSO set an intention for your audience, because communicat...
12/14/2020

#MondayswithMurisa: "Set an intention for you character, but ALSO set an intention for your audience, because communication is the point of sharing art."
#aboutthework #TheMacroMethod #TheChakraApproach® #intention #communication #actingclasses #onlineclasses

"Stop being afraid of what can go wrong. Start being excited about what can go right." - Tony Robbins#aboutthework #powe...
12/13/2020

"Stop being afraid of what can go wrong. Start being excited about what can go right." - Tony Robbins
#aboutthework #powerofpositivity #motivation #inspiration

Loving this epic moment from our on-camera Technical Professional Track class with ATW students Lisa and Amy as Princess...
12/12/2020

Loving this epic moment from our on-camera Technical Professional Track class with ATW students Lisa and Amy as Princess Margaret and Queen Elizabeth in "The Crown."
#aboutthework #actingclasses #onlineclasses #oncamera #virtualbackground #havingfunwithzoom #TheCrown

Our last Webinar was so popular, we're doing it AGAIN!Want to bring the edge to your performance so you can hook in the ...
12/11/2020

Our last Webinar was so popular, we're doing it AGAIN!

Want to bring the edge to your performance so you can hook in the casting director?

There is no excuse not to stand out in your auditions and self tapes, because we have the solution!

Join us for a FREE, 1 hour Webinar this Monday, December 14th, 11am PST to learn our 3 secret formulas for making strong choices hands on, so you can apply them to your first audition of 2021 and BOOK!

This will be our LAST free webinar of the year, so if you are ready to break through to the next level, this is not to be missed! Register here to get in on the goods: https://bit.ly/2IHr2Na

#aboutthework #freewebinar #auditiontechnique #strongchoices #selftape #TheMacroMethod #TheChakraApproach® #actingclasses #onlineclasses #oncamera #scenestudy

#TBT to ATW students Maher and Diana performing their final scene in our Wednesday night Process + Freedom Scene Study c...
12/10/2020

#TBT to ATW students Maher and Diana performing their final scene in our Wednesday night Process + Freedom Scene Study class.
#aboutthework #inthestudio #scenestudy #actingclasses #TheMacroMethod #TheChakraApproach®

Behind the scenes of our On-Camera Technical Professional Track class with ATW students Ebony and Michelle in this emoti...
12/09/2020

Behind the scenes of our On-Camera Technical Professional Track class with ATW students Ebony and Michelle in this emotional moment from "The Affair."
#aboutthework #inthestudio #scenework #scenepartners #oncamera #onset #actingclasses #throwbacktowhenwecouldbetogether

#Studio #Shoutout: CONGRATS to our amazing instructor Cat Black and ANOTHER Official Selection for her short film LIKE N...
12/08/2020

#Studio #Shoutout: CONGRATS to our amazing instructor Cat Black and ANOTHER Official Selection for her short film LIKE NOTHING HAPPENED! The film is currently screening as part of the 2020 Culver City Film Festival through December 10th on the new Roku ShortsDaily Channel. Way to go, Cat!!!

#aboutthework #culvercityfilmfestival #officialselection #shortsdailytv #shortfilm #directedbywomen #allianceofwomendirectors #femaledirector #femalecinematographer #femalegaffer #femalefilmmakers

#MondayswithMurisa: "Knowing what choice to make in a scene gives you confidence and confidence is attractive. People wa...
12/07/2020

#MondayswithMurisa: "Knowing what choice to make in a scene gives you confidence and confidence is attractive. People want to work with confidence. Question is: do you know which choice to make in your scene to really make yourself standout?"
#aboutthework #TheMacroMethod #strongchoices #auditiontechnique #oncamera #confidence #impress

"Be thankful for the struggles you go through. They make you stronger, wiser, and humble. Don't let them break you. Let ...
12/06/2020

"Be thankful for the struggles you go through. They make you stronger, wiser, and humble. Don't let them break you. Let them make you."
#aboutthework #gratitude #stronger #wiser #humble #motivation #inspiration

Have you signed up for our BRAND NEW, FREE WEBINAR yet?It's not too late to register and get in on the goods!Join us nex...
12/05/2020

Have you signed up for our BRAND NEW, FREE WEBINAR yet?

It's not too late to register and get in on the goods!

Join us next WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9th at 11am PST for a free, 1 hour Webinar where you'll learn our 3 secret formulas for making strong choices in your auditions and self tapes, so you can apply them to your first audition of 2021 and BOOK!

Click HERE to reserve your spot: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/6116068482954/WN_uwp2hgSKQ2O0XBVujwEiqQ

Let's. Do. This.

#aboutthework #freewebinar #auditiontechnique #strongchoices #selftape #TheMacroMethod #TheChakraApproach® #actingclasses #onlineclasses #oncamera #scenestudy

#Studio #Shoutout: CONGRATS to ATW student Inger Stratton who will be performing this Sunday, December 6th at 8pm PST in...
12/04/2020

#Studio #Shoutout: CONGRATS to ATW student Inger Stratton who will be performing this Sunday, December 6th at 8pm PST in The Second City's virtual Conservatory Level 5 Show! To support Inger and register for this fun and free, online event, visit https://secondcity.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0ah3k-a-QEG1t7bUMG9wkg.

#aboutthework #thesecondcity #comedyshow #conservatoryshow #character #sketch #improv #actress

An oldie, but a goodie! #TBT to our #ATWFAM during our black box theater days at The Complex Hollywood!#aboutthework #co...
12/03/2020

An oldie, but a goodie! #TBT to our #ATWFAM during our black box theater days at The Complex Hollywood!
#aboutthework #complexhollywood #blackbox #theater #scenestudy #oncamera #actingclasses #onlineclasses

Our holiday gift to you...a BRAND NEW, FREE Webinar! Not to be missed!Want to bring the edge to your performance so you ...
12/02/2020

Our holiday gift to you...a BRAND NEW, FREE Webinar! Not to be missed!

Want to bring the edge to your performance so you can hook in the casting director? There is no excuse not to stand out in your auditions and self tapes, because we have the solution!

Join us next Wednesday, December 9th at 11am PST for a FREE, 1 HOUR WEBINAR where you will learn our 3 secret formulas for making strong choices hands on, so you can apply them to your first audition of 2021 and BOOK!

Register here to get in on the goods: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/6116068482954/WN_uwp2hgSKQ2O0XBVujwEiqQ

#aboutthework #freewebinar #auditiontechnique #strongchoices #selftape #TheMacroMethod #TheChakraApproach® #actingclasses #onlineclasses #oncamera #scenestudy

#Studio #Shoutout: CONGRATS to ATW student Jonathan Fishman, whose half-hour comedy pilot BUDS that he produced and star...
12/01/2020

#Studio #Shoutout: CONGRATS to ATW student Jonathan Fishman, whose half-hour comedy pilot BUDS that he produced and stars in, has been selected for the Omni Cultural TV Fest 2020! BUDS will screen in the TV Pilots/Scripted Comedy Category in Virtual Theater 1 starting at 12:40pm next Tuesday, December 8th! For tickets to the Omni Cultural TV Fest's all day, online event, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/omni-cultural-tv-fest-2020-virtual-event-tickets-125591598853.

#aboutthework #omniculturaltvfest2020 #5starsfestival #virtualevent #visualexpo #screening #tvpilot #actor #producer

#MondayswithMurisa: "Sometimes our growth isn't direct, sometimes it is all encompassing."#aboutthework #growth #change ...
11/30/2020

#MondayswithMurisa: "Sometimes our growth isn't direct, sometimes it is all encompassing."
#aboutthework #growth #change #journey #neverstoplearning #actingclasses #onlineclasses #mentorshipprogram #oncamera #scenestudy #TheMacroMethod #TheChakraApproach®

"Success is a direct result of the number of experiments you perform"#aboutthework #success  #motivation #inspiration
11/29/2020

"Success is a direct result of the number of experiments you perform"
#aboutthework #success #motivation #inspiration

We love watching our students on the big screen during class playback! What are YOU watching/bingeing this holiday weeke...
11/28/2020

We love watching our students on the big screen during class playback! What are YOU watching/bingeing this holiday weekend?!
#aboutthework #oncamera #film #television #entertainment #streaming #relaxing #bingewatching #stayhome #staysafe

Ready for Thanksgiving leftovers like...#aboutthework #dayafterthanksgiving #TGIF #scenestudy #dangerousliasons #actingc...
11/27/2020

Ready for Thanksgiving leftovers like...
#aboutthework #dayafterthanksgiving #TGIF #scenestudy #dangerousliasons #actingclasses #onlineclasses

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at About The Work! We are so grateful for our #ATWFAM, and hope you stay safe and heal...
11/26/2020

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at About The Work! We are so grateful for our #ATWFAM, and hope you stay safe and healthy this holiday weekend!
#aboutthework #thanksgiving #gratitude #communityofartists #inthistogether

Can't wait until we're back in the studio shooting our students with the natural light from our gorgeous storefront wind...
11/25/2020

Can't wait until we're back in the studio shooting our students with the natural light from our gorgeous storefront window!
#aboutthework #inthestudio #naturallight #sunlight #cinematography #oncamera #onset #actingclasses #onlineclasses #throwbacktowhenwecouldbetogether

#Studio #Shoutout: An enormous CONGRATS to ATW Founder and Artistic Director Murisa Harba for winning "Best Actress in a...
11/24/2020

#Studio #Shoutout: An enormous CONGRATS to ATW Founder and Artistic Director Murisa Harba for winning "Best Actress in a Feature" at the 8th Annual Studio City International Film Festival for the feature film Mórok! We're so proud of her and all the many awards and accolades Mórok keeps receiving! Way to go, Murisa, and the entire Mórok team!!!
#aboutthework #studiocityfilmfestival #award #bestactress #leadactress #featurefilm #drama #character #cinematography #argenticproductions

#MondayswithMurisa: "Show up for yourself and your art, because how you do one thing is how you do everything."#aboutthe...
11/23/2020

#MondayswithMurisa: "Show up for yourself and your art, because how you do one thing is how you do everything."
#aboutthework #showup #keepgoing #neverstoplearning #actingclasses #onlineclasses #oncamera #scenestudy #TheMacroMethod #TheChakraApproach®

"If you want something in your life you've never had, you'll have to do something, you've never done." - JD Houston#abou...
11/22/2020

"If you want something in your life you've never had, you'll have to do something, you've never done." - JD Houston
#aboutthework #motivation #inspiration

In case you forgot what the backyard of our studio looks like, here's a glamour shot of our beautiful, outdoor garden on...
11/21/2020

In case you forgot what the backyard of our studio looks like, here's a glamour shot of our beautiful, outdoor garden on a perfect California day! Happy Saturday, friends!
#aboutthework #weekendvibes #sunnysaturday #californiaweather #studio #outdoors #garden

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1219 North Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA
90029

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 20:00
Thursday 09:00 - 20:00
Friday 09:00 - 20:00
Saturday 09:00 - 20:00
Sunday 09:00 - 18:00

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