"Life begins at the end of your comfort zone."

Artistic Director Murisa Harba coaching a private with French Actress Auregan.

All my audits participate in class -- I feel it is important to try on the environment in its entirety before you deem it a fit. I am excited to start this journey with you.

Murisa Harba / Artistic Director


ABOUT THE WORK is an actors studio tailored to the actor who takes their acting craft seriously. Led by Artistic Director Murisa Harba, students meet once a week at our beautiful, newly renovated studio to work on 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.

We use a unique way into character building involving THE CHAKRA APPROACH, a technique founded by Murisa that utilizes the body as your instrument and the chakra energy centers as the notes, which can be played singularly or layered together to strike a chord of emotions concretely based in the body through intention. We also offer a very specific way of breaking down a script so that you constantly fulfill the director's vision, leading to more bookings. At About The Work, all acting classes are individually based on your specific needs and goals. By providing the space to feel comfortable to stretch yourself beyond your comfort zone, we help you create your best work on a consistent basis.


Every acting class starts with a full vocal and physical warmup so that we can approach the material from a place of openness.  Finding that neutral place and releasing unwanted tension is a necessary task before diving into the material. We explore every part of attacking a scene -- as a cold read, having it for some time to make choices (audition style), getting in to the nitty gritty of it (conservatory style) and then performance in costume ready to be filmed. Classes are limited to 16 students and every student works in every acting class.

About the Work: An Actors studio featuring acting lessons, acting classes and private audition coaching in East Hollywood / Los Feliz. It's About The Work.