Our Approach

We look at each acting student differently. Each student is unique and will learn the craft in a different way. We keep our class size down to 15 students which allows us to give each student the individual attention required to master their craft. Our training techniques are constantly evolving to keep up with the demands of the industry. We consult with casting directors, talent agency owners, industry leaders and filmmakers to enhance our curriculum. Our 36-week curriculum program includes industry on set simulation, improvisation for film, character analysis, monologue mastery, the screenwriter archetype series… just to name a few. Classwork is filmed then reviewed on a 70 4k monitor for training and showcase purposes. Film & Television is our focus, not just to train, but to get actors booked!

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Meet the Team

The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence. The team at Blank Stage Acting Studios is 100% committed to helping you achieve that excellence.

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Brent Brooks

Founder / Owner

The Best teacher is the teacher who is active in the industry they teach. For any actor who desires a career in the film industry, Brent brings with him over 20 years of acting experience, passion and drive. He is constantly honing his craft and staying on top of the constant and varying industry changes. You can see Brent in shows like “Your Worst Nightmare” and “Homicide Hunter” as well as local films.

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Lilian Brooks

Vice President / Pre-Teen Acting Coach

Lilian is an award winning actress and screenwriter. Lili brings a deep sense of truth and passion to her work. Having studied acting in Mexico and later in the States Lili brings her experience to the classroom. She operates many aspects of the film & television industry event “Get Connected” with her husband and partner Autumn Bailey.

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Anthony Michael

Co-Owner / On Set Film Class Instructor

A highly successful business owner from Ohio Anthony brings his business mindset to the studio as head of operations. Anthony is the new director of the on-set classes, helps actors one-on-one in developing a successful mindset for the industry and structures the studio’s business relationships. A no nonsense approach Anthony is passionate about the success of both the studio and the talent here.

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Anthony Michael Jr.

Actor / Beginner Teen Classes Coach

Tony Veller – An Ohio native, Tony started his acting journey in 2016. After co-teaching acting classes with his mentor, he decided to pursue acting full time. His love for his craft has landed him a few roles in short films and a web series. For him acting has become a way of life and he is excited to take on more opportunities.

Alpha Trivette

Acting Teacher
Mondays, 11-2pm

Alpha Trivette is a lifelong entertainer whose career has spanned from acting to headlining standup comic to 25 years as a morning radio personality and now back to acting.

He has an impressive range as a character actor as his major film and network TV roles prove: from decisive court judges in Drop Dead Diva and Tom Cruise’s American Made to an Amish Elder in Banshee on Cinemax and a doctor suffering dementia in Tyler Perry’s Too Close To Home, Alpha delivers strong, believable performances.


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David A. Cox

Meisner Teacher
Tuesdays, 7:45-10:30

David is one of the few living teachers who studied directly with with renowned acting instructor Sanford Meisner during his prime.  David was invited back by Sanford to participate in year two and year three of his training program where he learned incredible techniques and countless insights. David brings his years of acting training, life experiences to Blank Stage. In both LA and New York David created countless live theatrical performances and platforms for working actors to showcase their talents. David shares a deep passion for this treasured craft and has an awesome track record for booking actors. 


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Steve Henderson

Voice-Over Teacher
Thursdays, 7:30-10pm

Steve Henderson is a 25 year voice over veteran who specializes in Promo, Commercial, Narration, and Character voice over.  He is a current member of the World Voices Organization, and Global Voice Academy.  His clients include NASCAR, Cartoon Network, The Inspiration Network, Chik-fil-a, UPS, Georgia Public Broadcasting, Primerica, Georgia-Pacific and many more.


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