Story and Mission

The Acting Muscle was founded in New York City in 2016 to introduce young actors to an accessible yet powerful approach to interpreting dramatic texts and making dynamic, grounded acting choices. We believe that learning how to identify conflicts, determine objectives and play bold actions equips our students with tools for long, successful careers as actors. It also empowers them to confront the many challenges of work and life. Our approach to building technical proficiency in voice, speech and movement, as well as expanding emotional and imaginative reach, is based on years of study and professional experience. In 2017, we opened our studio in Berlin as a training ground for emerging and experienced actors of all nationalities. Beginning in 2019, graduates of our Scene Study Ensemble will collaborate with our Associate Artists to produce public performances of modern American plays in Berlin. 

Founding Director

adam ludwig

Associate artists

Demosthenes Chrysan

Caroline Hewitt

Peter Allen Stone