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About Us

AAS&W was established in June 2013. Unfortunately we were forced to close in March 2020 due to COVID-19. Among the many classes that we have offered, the studio has also produced an original play, ‘Lost in the Shadows,’ written and directed by George Elliott, which starred many of our students. The play dealt with, among other things, the evils of teen trafficking, prostitution, and the horrors of victimization in the Portland Metro area. For now, we are offering intensive Zoom classes for the sake of social distancing. 

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“As an actor, when you lose touch with inner stillness, you lose touch with yourself. When you lose touch with yourself, you lose yourself in the world. As an actor your innermost sense of self, of who you are, is at all times inseparable from stillness. Stillness is your essential nature.”

-George Elliott

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