About Us

The Self Tape Place is a division of Actors Comedy Studio, The World’s Only Sitcom Acting & Writing School. We are here for every actor and every audition. We specialize in taping comedy auditions because we teach it every day. We can help you with dramatic auditions and coachings just as well.

Master Comedy Coach Gunnar Rohrbacher founded ACS with Lauren Bertoni in 2011 with the specific goal of training actors to work in scripted comedy. Part of that training is professional audition technique. Now, more than ever, auditioning well is critical to actors who want to book work.

Our faculty includes Industry Experts who understand the business & you

Our guest teachers are notable industry veterans. Emmy Award winner Dorian Frankel is one of Hollywood’s most prominent Casting Directors, (Veep, Baskets, Future Man, Parks and Recreation, etc.), notable actor Elaine Hendrix is a televison and film icon, (Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, Parent Trap, Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion, Transparent, Proven Innocent, etc.), Sarabeth Schedeen is a renowned Senior Agent at BRS/Gage and Phyllis Katz is a founding member of the Groundlings.

Great AUDITION SKILLS have never been more important

Callbacks are few and far between. Actors are asked to self-submit. We don’t meet writers, producers and directors in person as often as we used to. The faculty at The Self Tape Place and ACS understand the needs of today’s actor and we’re committed to the success of every person who walks through our doors.

We don’t sell false promises here. We respect artists too much. The truth is, actors meet the rest of the industry through taped auditions. Those who don’t audition well simply don’t succeed. We are masters at training actors to offer their best possible performances within their audition.

We are the leading comedy audition experts in Hollywood

Our comedy coaches are experienced experts. Our readers are fun, funny and provide the timing, rhythm and pace of TV and film comedy. Our equipment, sound and lighting is top notch and we’re centrally located in the heart of Los Angeles.

Since self-taping is the new normal, it’s worth noting that actors will have a relationship with the facility they go to most often. What’s better than a place that records a quality audition? A place where you feel at home doing it.