Anthony Montes began THE ARTIST THEATRE GROUP in 1987. Originally from New York, he began studying acting at H.B. Studios. He moved to Los Angeles in 1983 and studied Sanford Meisner’s acting technique and the Strasberg Method. Among his teachers were Sandy Meisner, Charlie Laughton, Bill Alderson, Susan Peretz, Barbara Bain, Bob Carnegie and Shelley Winters. THE ARTIST THEATRE GROUP was started as a gym for actors, writers and directors to work and develop their crafts.
Fueled by his lack of opportunities he began producing plays with his students. Over the years THE ARTIST THEATRE GROUP has produced 90 plays. A good portion of the plays have been original works that were developed in the classes. Many have received critic’s choice.