Creative Actors Studio

Creative Actors Studio A professional acting studio continuing our Los Angeles legacy! In person and online classes! Est by Scott-Arthur Allen in Los Angeles in 1976.
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Now in St Louis, and online. Creative Actors continues to be a leader in professionally training people with coaching and mentorship that prepares each individual for a successful career in the entertainment industry. Coaches Elizabeth Shryer and Kelsey Shryer bring a truly unique background to their coaching style. With professional experience as actors, coaches, casting directors, managers, scre

Now in St Louis, and online. Creative Actors continues to be a leader in professionally training people with coaching and mentorship that prepares each individual for a successful career in the entertainment industry. Coaches Elizabeth Shryer and Kelsey Shryer bring a truly unique background to their coaching style. With professional experience as actors, coaches, casting directors, managers, scre

Operating as usual

Happy Juneteenth Friends!!! #juneteenth #freedom #newday #progress #celebrate ❤️🖤💚
06/19/2021

Happy Juneteenth Friends!!! #juneteenth #freedom #newday #progress #celebrate ❤️🖤💚

Happy Juneteenth Friends!!! #juneteenth #freedom #newday #progress #celebrate ❤️🖤💚

This film is Coach Elizabeth's directorial debut and stars Coach Kelsey. All cast and crew trained at Creative Actors St...
06/06/2021

This film is Coach Elizabeth's directorial debut and stars Coach Kelsey. All cast and crew trained at Creative Actors Studio. We're excited to finally share it with you all.

To our giant cast and tiny crew:

We have exciting news. Little Did He Know is now available on Amazon Prime Video! We are so excited to share it with the world (well technically the US and UK markets on Prime 😉). We were able to self-distribute through Prime Video Direct. If you’ve produced a feature length film, you can do it too!

Thank you for your patience in this process. We didn’t think this would be possible. Now we’re finally able to share it with you all. We’re so happy with how this micro budget, quirky rom-com turned out! Even if you are no longer pursuing acting, this is part of your life journey. We are grateful to have shared this experience with you. We hope you enjoy, give it a great rating on IMDb, and share with all of your friends and family.

Cheers,
Elizabeth & Kelsey

04/07/2021

We love @tiffany_kesler in all genres but comedy is one of our favorites to see her perform! Check out this scene from @nbcgoodgirls #monologue #comedy #crime #drama #nbc #tv

04/05/2021

Here at CAS we teach a simple acting technique that actually makes sense! 🤯 We also teach actors how to produce excellent self tape & virtual auditions 🎥 💻 Today we’re sharing @sandymyers2013 latest sketch comedy piece. Enjoy! #mondaymotivation #selftape #performance #clip #sketch #comedy

Watch Coach @kelseyshryer in his latest film as it premieres tonight @ 9pm ET on @lifetimetv and Lifetime Movie Club. It...
03/14/2021

Watch Coach @kelseyshryer in his latest film as it premieres tonight @ 9pm ET on @lifetimetv and Lifetime Movie Club. It’s a unique role in the sense that he has less dialogue but several scenes throughout the film. A smaller role, but it will be fun to watch! #moviepremiere #lifetime #featurefilm #tv

Watch Coach @kelseyshryer in his latest film as it premieres tonight @ 9pm ET on @lifetimetv and Lifetime Movie Club. It’s a unique role in the sense that he has less dialogue but several scenes throughout the film. A smaller role, but it will be fun to watch! #moviepremiere #lifetime #featurefilm #tv

Happy International Women’s Day! #internationalwomensday
03/09/2021

Happy International Women’s Day! #internationalwomensday

Happy Birthday Elizabeth! You make the days brighter and the nights more beautiful. I love living life with you, you mag...
02/27/2021

Happy Birthday Elizabeth! You make the days brighter and the nights more beautiful. I love living life with you, you magical unicorn! I just wanna squeeeeze you 🤗 You are a blessing to me and our students every day. 🦄 🌈 ✨ ❤️ -koftheek

Happy Birthday Elizabeth! You make the days brighter and the nights more beautiful. I love living life with you, you magical unicorn! I just wanna squeeeeze you 🤗 You are a blessing to me and our students every day. 🦄 🌈 ✨ ❤️ -koftheek

Coach Elizabeth here. We are celebrating tonight! As a female, small business owner, I’ve dreamt of this day most of my ...
01/21/2021

Coach Elizabeth here. We are celebrating tonight! As a female, small business owner, I’ve dreamt of this day most of my life. I am so inspired by @kamalaharris

Coach Elizabeth here. We are celebrating tonight! As a female, small business owner, I’ve dreamt of this day most of my life. I am so inspired by @kamalaharris

Happy New Year Friends! We made it through the most difficult year of our collective lives. We’ll have many challenges i...
01/01/2021

Happy New Year Friends! We made it through the most difficult year of our collective lives. We’ll have many challenges in 2021 but look at the good that’s come out of 2020’s obstacles. We will thrive and prevail! Keep your head up ❤️ 🍾 🥂 💥 ✨ 🌈 #happynewyear

Happy New Year Friends! We made it through the most difficult year of our collective lives. We’ll have many challenges in 2021 but look at the good that’s come out of 2020’s obstacles. We will thrive and prevail! Keep your head up ❤️ 🍾 🥂 💥 ✨ 🌈 #happynewyear

12/22/2020
Season’s Greetings

Our genuine, goofy holiday message wrapped up in some cheesiness for you. Oh and #EOPAGO is trademarked and we have already designed the logo 🤪 We wish you all the best in our final days of 2020 and all that 2021 has in store!

12/20/2020
Holiday Party Highlights!

We had a blast at our holiday party! Here’s some highlights 😂we had guests from St. Louis, Colorado, NYC, and Lima, Peru! 🎄🥂✨❤️🤗

Ok this is BIG. We are setting aside our weekly (almost sacred) tradition of drinking Mandotinis (pic below) and watchin...
12/11/2020

Ok this is BIG. We are setting aside our weekly (almost sacred) tradition of drinking Mandotinis (pic below) and watching The Mandalorian. Instead we are watching #SafetyMovie on @disneyplus tonight! 😂 We are celebrating the talented and genuinely great guy @huntersansone !! We can’t wait to experience the incredible story this team has told❤️

Happy Birthday Luis! We are so grateful to have celebrated with you Tuesday (after negative covid tests of course). If y...
12/03/2020

Happy Birthday Luis! We are so grateful to have celebrated with you Tuesday (after negative covid tests of course). If you track the progression of these photos, it’s quite clear your future is bright! 😉 This next chapter will be full of adventure and growth! We can’t wait to see what it brings you.

We have so much to be grateful for. Not just today, but every day. We hope you’re staying safe and thoroughly enjoying y...
11/26/2020

We have so much to be grateful for. Not just today, but every day. We hope you’re staying safe and thoroughly enjoying yourself today. Much Love! -ek

We have so much to be grateful for. Not just today, but every day. We hope you’re staying safe and thoroughly enjoying yourself today. Much Love! -ek

Thank you, veterans. Most of us will never know the extent of your sacrifice... #veteransday #thankyou
11/11/2020

Thank you, veterans. Most of us will never know the extent of your sacrifice... #veteransday #thankyou

Thank you, veterans. Most of us will never know the extent of your sacrifice... #veteransday #thankyou

#motivation #mondaymotivation
11/09/2020

#motivation #mondaymotivation

#motivation #mondaymotivation

With everyone focused on the outcome of the election, and all the stress that comes with that, we decided to escape into...
11/07/2020

With everyone focused on the outcome of the election, and all the stress that comes with that, we decided to escape into making #babyyoda #drinks as we watch the #themandalorian 😍 we might be a little obsessed. DM us for the recipe!

With everyone focused on the outcome of the election, and all the stress that comes with that, we decided to escape into making #babyyoda #drinks as we watch the #themandalorian 😍 we might be a little obsessed. DM us for the recipe!

The latest episode of “The Office: Working from Home”. Written, directed, and edited by the talented Tyler Crandall! The...
10/01/2020
THE 2020 VIRTUAL DUNDIES!

The latest episode of “The Office: Working from Home”. Written, directed, and edited by the talented Tyler Crandall! The entire cast is made up of CAS students and also features Coach Kelsey Shryer 🏆 This should help you stay afloat during the long stretch between hump day and the weekend! #theoffice #thedundies #emmys #oscars #goldenglobes #tonyawards #awardseason

It is the middle of April in a dismal 2020, and Michael Scott knows the perfect way to boost morale with his people- a Virtual Dundies ceremony!

Hard to find any words... #RIP #RBG
09/20/2020

Hard to find any words... #RIP #RBG

Our online classes are going great! But we also miss meeting in person! Swipe to see the shenanigans 😂 #acting #training...
09/03/2020

Our online classes are going great! But we also miss meeting in person! Swipe to see the shenanigans 😂 #acting #training #tbt #throwback #throwbackthursday #laugh #memories

09/01/2020

Monologue Monday! Check out this great performance by @antonio_vaghi !!!

This has been a tough year for sensitive artists. We’re hoping to post more often and celebrate our talented students. You’d think there was a lot going on or something 🤷🏼‍♀️🤷🏻‍♂️ #talent #actor #drama #monologue #mondaymotivation

This is so shocking and sad. He was one of our favorite actors. We will never forget first seeing him in 42. And ever si...
08/29/2020

This is so shocking and sad. He was one of our favorite actors. We will never forget first seeing him in 42. And ever since then he was magnificent in everything we saw. King T’Challa changed the world. Chadwick is home now and free of pain. He will be deeply missed but he will never stop inspiring all of us.

Personally, we are heartbroken by this loss. It hits hard and we see how hard it hits our black students. We are grateful though. For Chadwicks beautiful, powerful talent and the stories he told. He inspires a new generation of actors. And we are grateful to be a part of these actors’ journeys. This morning we watched two takes of a student’s audition and gave feedback before they submitted the best one. Seeing their talent, professionalism, and passion gave us hope. There is a generation of underrepresented voices training and developing their craft. It’s humbling to be a part of the process. These incredible people are more than actors. They are storytellers. And they will change the world.

Follow Friday! @huntersansone is a past student and he’s having great success! He plays Cameron Mahkent in @cwstargirl a...
08/28/2020

Follow Friday! @huntersansone is a past student and he’s having great success! He plays Cameron Mahkent in @cwstargirl and Daniel in the upcoming #disneyplus film, Safety. You’re awesome Hunter! 🙌 Did you know he also starred in Little Did He Know, Coach Elizabeth’s directorial debut? We had a blast on that shoot!
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No acting studio/coach can take credit for an actor’s career. Hunter has put the work in after he trained at Creative Actors Studio. You are an inspiration to all aspiring actors, Hunter! It’s a pleasure to be a part of your journey 😊 We celebrate your success! #stargirl #cw #safety #dinsey #huntersansone #followfriday #success

We are about to start another week of private coaching and group sessions. We’ve officially launched our online school a...
08/17/2020

We are about to start another week of private coaching and group sessions. We’ve officially launched our online school and we are so happy with the program we’ve developed! The students are learning so much about the art and the business of acting. #thriving #prevailing #success #grateful #excited #ready

We are so excited to start our official online class/private coaching tomorrow! We are also grateful that Coach Kelsey w...
08/05/2020

We are so excited to start our official online class/private coaching tomorrow! We are also grateful that Coach Kelsey was given the opportunity to be in a feature film.

Good morning! The shoot is going great! Check out my IMDb page 😊 (link in bio). We are privileged to work at this time and I am grateful!

Coach Kelsey Shryer on set doing what he loves. It must be a surreal expense with all the Covid-19 precautions. But we a...
08/03/2020

Coach Kelsey Shryer on set doing what he loves. It must be a surreal expense with all the Covid-19 precautions. But we are glad production is keeping him and all the cast and crew safe.

On set. We’re moving fast and staying safe. #maskup #onset

07/26/2020

We have been working hard building a virtual school designing a program that balances group classes with private coaching. After working out the kinks and purchasing new streaming equipment we are able to start online training August 6. To ensure quality training we must limit the program to 18 students. Before the pandemic suspended our in-person training, we had two full classes with a total of 36 students. Since then we’ve had 21 more individuals express interest in our online classes. Obviously, we’ve had overwhelming interest!

As a courtesy, we opened enrollment to students who were training with us before the pandemic. The 18 spots were quickly filled. Don’t be discouraged though! Students pay for 4 weeks at a time and the program is ongoing year-round. So, every 4 weeks there will be potential for an opening.

07/23/2020

Love spending time with our horse actors. We miss seeing you people actors in person, but these beauties make it a little easier. Stay safe.

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7909 Big Bend Blvd
Webster Groves, MO
63119

General information

A Word From The Coaches: We believe in guiding and coaching our students to their fullest potential with a precise balance of building the person’s confidence and at the same time stretching them to new ranges of their ability. In addition to coaching you to a new level as an artist, we make it our goal at Creative Actors to teach the ever-changing ways of the modern entertainment industry. In our weekly classes we train our students in the art of performance and acting, as well as mentor each individual on the business side of Show Business. Do you have a website or profiles on IMDb Pro, Actors Access, Casting Networks? Do you have professional headshots or a professional demo reel? Are you ready to submit a professional video audition today? Don’t worry! It can all sound very overwhelming. The first step is to simply start training as an actor somewhere in a professional studio. So come watch a class and we would love to hear your goals as a person and artist. Sincerely, Elizabeth and Kelsey

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Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

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2018 is our 15th year in the “Show Me State”! Creative Actors Studio continues to be a leader in professionally training people with coaching and mentorship that prepares each individual for a successful career in the entertainment industry. Coaches Elizabeth Shryer and Kelsey Shryer bring a truly unique background to their coaching style. With professional experience as actors, coaches, casting directors, producers, screenwriters, and directors, Elizabeth and Kelsey lead each individual to their fullest potential as performers and businesspersons. At the core of everything taught at Creative Actors Shryer lies the unique acting technique, The Creative Actors Process. Developed by master coach, Scott-Arthur Allen, The Creative Actors Process expounds upon, yet simplifies, the teachings of Constantin Stanislavski and Sandford Meisner. This technique brings deep realism to artists’ performances with a consistency that is unprecedented. Whether your goal is to become a professional actor or gain the confidence needed to excel in another career, The Creative Actor Process, paired with the guidance of coaches Elizabeth and Kelsey, you will gain the skills needed to successfully reach your goals.

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We have been working hard building a virtual school, designing a program that balances group classes with private coaching. After working out the kinks and purchasing new streaming equipment we are able to start online training August 6. To ensure quality training we must limit the program to 18 students. Before the pandemic suspended our in-person training, we had two full classes with a total of 36 students. Since then we’ve had 21 more individuals express interest in our online classes. Obviously, we’ve had overwhelming interest! As a courtesy, we opened enrollment to students who were training with us before the pandemic. The 18 spots were quickly filled. Don’t be discouraged though! Students pay for 4 weeks at a time and the program is ongoing year-round. So, every 4 weeks there will be potential for an opening.
*St. Louis Casting Notice * TwinTalk Entertainment is looking for two Females/ Males ages late 20s to early 40s. TV Host Anchor type / Interviewer for two commercials for local TV only and social media use. Must have a strong and professional on screen presence and good dialog abilities. Paid gig, shooting Feb 15-16 in St Louis. Please contact production at [email protected] or [email protected]. Or private message me as well.
All creative actors and alum are invited. July 19 5:00-7:30. Rock n Brews Chesterfield. Filmmakers and actors networking happy hour. I will probably hand you at least one business card, but also buy you 2 drinks and some free food! Hosted by Mark Williams of United Realty, Jhoana Kerley of USA Mortgage and Becky Jecha with Old Republic Title. RSVP for headcount - 2 free drinks for guests over 21 and free appetizers from 5-7:30. Great chance to network with Actors, Crew, Directors, Cinematographers and More! If you are not on my facebook feed to rsvp at the event page you can RSVP to [email protected]
Casting notice: United Realty, LLC is casting for a spokeswoman. Looking for someone to represent the brand on a recurring basis, hopefully for several years. Perfect for an actress who wants some recurring pay and material for a commercial demo reel. Please send all resumes, headshots to [email protected] and indicate if you would like to audition in person or submit a video. Auditions being accepted until July 1, 2018 DETAILS: Pay: Negotiable day rate, plus food, beverages and snacks. Filming Locations: O’ Fallon, MO Principle Photography Dates: July 2018 – recurring shooting flexible to actresses schedule