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Robin PhelpsRun don’t walk to sign up at ACS! You get a taste of all the following in Gunnar’s classes: cold reading, audition technique, scene study, TV single camera, TV multi-camera, improv, film comedy, basic scene study, character analysis, etc. We also celebrate good news and share helpful info on the biz each week before class starts. It’s really a supportive environment, and I’ve made my best friends in LA through these classes. What a great feeling to be part of a group where you are learning, growing and being with people you respect and love to be around. Oh, and most importantly, laughing your ass off!

Robin Phelps    
7461 Beverly Blvd. Ste. 202
Los Angeles, CA 90036


Contact us today to schedule a free one on one meeting to find out more about ACS in person!

Beth Lapides



Click here to enroll in Infinite Writing.


Beth has been a sought after teacher for over ten years. Her uncanny perception, extensive experience and inspirational tough love have helped students and clients discover and develop material for stage, page, and screens. Clients and students have shaped stand-up, one person shows, memoirs, pitches, auditions and have had an improved quality of life.

She has lectured and taught privately and at UCLA Extension, Brown University, University of Iowa, Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, Judy Carter Comedy Workshop, Humber College, Media Bistro, Cal Arts, the LA Gay & Lesbian Center, The Skirball Cultural Center, Improv Olympic West, Bang Comedy Studio, PS 122, Myrna Loy Center for the Arts (Helena) and Club Congress (Tucson).

Additionally she has coached actors, comedians, TV personalities, speakers, marketing gurus and lawyers on presentation skills and worked with comedians and writers privately.

She’s also the Creator, Host, Executive Producer of UnCabaret
Among the talent Beth has hosted and fostered at UnCabaret: Margaret Cho, Kathy Griffin, Roseanne Barr, Sandra Bernhard, Marc Maron, Dana Gould, Michael Patrick King, John Riggi, Jeff Garlin, Patton Oswalt, Andy Dick, Andy Kindler, Laura Kightlinger, Scott Thompson, Alec Mapa, Julie Goldman, Jennifer Coolidge, Julia Sweeney, Tig Notaro, Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, Justin Sayre, Tim Bagley, Jill Soloway, Max Mutchnick
As an actress Beth generally appears as off-beat authority figures, most notably in Sex & The City. Her writing has appeared in Time, O Magazine, LA Yoga, LA Times, Elle Decor, LA Weekly, HuffPo and she is the author of “Did I Wake You? Haiku For Modern Living” and has recently completed her first screenplay.
She has appeared on Politically Incorrect, Comedy Central, The Today Show, CNN, and was a commentator for NPR’s All Things Considered and ABC Radio’s Satellite Sisters.
Her Podcast, Life And Beth is available on iTunes. She has received NEA’s for, and toured her critically acclaimed one person shows throughout the English speaking world.


Beth’s testimonials:

“You need alt-comedy swami Beth Lapides and her proven techniques!” LA Weekly

“Enormously helpful. I think what the sessions taught me the most was to trust my own voice. I say yes to things that come my way now,instead of saying no because of fear. So thank you, thank you!”  Andrea Martin, Difficult People, My Big Fat Greek Wedding I & II, etc.

“Fabulous! It’s great for anyone who wants to find their inner performer, not just comedians.” Penelope Starr, founder Odyssey Storytelling

“A safe artistic place to grow and blossom. You have created a rare oasis for true artists.” Cathryn Michon, Grrl Genius

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Mar 21
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