Andy is one of the finest actors and directors working in San Antonio. In fact he is one of the best I’ve worked with anywhere. As a coach he is patient yet demanding. I can’t think of anyone I’d rather collaborate with than Andy. 

-Tony Ciaravino, Co-founder of The Classic Theatre of San Antonio

Andy Thornton can do it all.  If you really want to concentrate on learning the best in acting technique or just try acting, to see if it works for you…no one would be a better teacher.

-Charles Jeffries – says so!

Anyone looking for exceptional actor coaching in San Antonio need look no further than Andy Thornton at River City Actors Studio. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Andy in production and in the classroom. Be it scene study, monologue work or specialized techniques – if you’re an actor looking to be challenged, or if you simply need help, Andy will make you better.

-David Connelly, Director of Acting, North East School of the Arts (NESA)

Andy Thornton teaches and inspires students to strive for their personal best. His teaching style can be described as knowledgeable, sensitive, and motivational. He establishes high expectations for his students to meet.  Students at our San Antonio College High School Theatre Camp always look forward to Acting with Andy days.

-Paula Rodriguez, San Antonio College, Dept of Theatre and Speech Communication

I went to Andy to prepare some monologues to use for auditions. I appreciated his insights and direction, and I came away with some tools I can use that have helped me already. I respect him as an actor and as a teacher.

-Martha Prentiss

If you need a great acting teacher, check out River City Actors Studio. You will love working with Andrew Thornton– he is the best!

-Asia Ciaravino, Co-founder of the Classic Theatre of San Antonio

As an actor, Andy Thornton animates the language of a script in the most natural, yet extraordinary ways.  Words seem to spring from spontaneous thought and authentic emotional underpinnings.  Physicality follows suit and characters come to life before your eyes.  You completely forget that you’re sitting in a theatre, watching an actor work his craft.  Andy never ceases to amaze, provoke and delight me.   

 You want this artist and teacher in your life.  Your love for the art and craft of acting will deepen and your skills will undoubtedly mature under his care-filled guidance.

-Sam Carter Gilliam, Actor/Storyteller


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