AMCP was born out of a group of actors with a deep desire to hone and improve their craft, while successfully tackling two of the industry’s main obstacles: assuring one’s self prevalent as well as a rare affordability an accessibility of high caliber classes. AMCP is designed for the actor who thrives in an intense program along with practical commitment in order to successfully maintain their many auditions and the general devotion necessary to succeed.
Providing a series of classes ranging from Modern to Classical, as well as Contemporary Theatre and Musical Theatre; to Improvisation and Camera acting, we hope to bring the early career actor the opportunity to consistently focus on their journey and grow as an artist.
Executive Director – Andrés Montejo
Andrés Montejo is a New York based, Costa Rican actor and founder of AMCP. Stage credits include performances at the The Artery as Roland/Constellations by Nick Payne, The Playroom Theatre as Don John/Much Ado About Nothing, Broadway Comedy Club in his own Stand-up Special, Tato Laviera Theatre as Mr. Invincible/Mr. Invincible Explains it to the World. Mr. Montejo has a vast experience behind the camera, appearing in several short films and commercials as well as featuring as Ellis Archer in the new film Strawberry Flavored Plastic, premiering on May 7th across the USA and Canada. Teaching credits: “Public Speaking Techniques” in Universidad VERITAS, Costa Rica, On-Camera Scene Study: Summer Conservatory High School Program at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy.
Artistic Director – María Ortiz
From sunny Orihuela in Spain, Maria Ortiz is a New York based actress and graduate of The American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Before moving to New York City in her pursuit for a more immersive and competition-driven atmosphere, María earned a BFA in Acting from ESAD (Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático) in Murcia; one of the most renowned and respected Acting Schools in the country. The three time winner for “best actress” at the Networks Theatre Awards (Spain), has also taken several masterclasses at one of United Kingdom’s leading drama schools, Mountview Academy of Dramatic Arts. In 2015, Ms. Ortiz embarked on her journey to the Big Apple, where after her graduation from the Integrated Program at AMDA, has found consistent work both as an Actress and Costume Designer. Amongst others, some stage credits include Luisa Contini/Nine, The Musical; Emma/Stupid Fucking Bird, and Jullianna/The Other Place. Recently appearing in the Spanish Golden Age Readings, María is a proud member of Repertorio Español Theatre Company, the oldest Spanish Theatre Company in NYC.
Managing Director – Gabriel Rosario
Gabriel Rosario is a graduate from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Originally from Puerto Rico, he is an Advanced Actor Combatant/Stunt Performer and faculty member of the Stage Combat department at AMDA. Recent credits include; Treasure Island at The Fulton Theatre, Foggy Dew, The Adventures of Don Quijote, Follies, The Relationship Type, among others. Film and TV: Dead@17: Rebirth, Tower of Silence, Cocina De Soul, as well as starring in the upcoming pilot, Dry Time. His credits as a Fight Choreographer include Romeo and Juliet, Faust on 147th Streest, and Valor, Agravio y Mujer (HOLA Award) at Repertorio Español. Proud member of the EPOD Theater Company.