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Acting for Stage


Alex Monti Fox


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Alex Monti Fox - Teacher, Actor, Director, Writer

Alex is extremely excited to be working with the amazing team at MVT. A theatre lifer, Alex has been on stage and screen (and behind the scenes) since he was 11 years old. Trained and educated in NYC, Los Angeles and Seattle, Alex set sail for O’ahu in 2015. Since moving here, he has taught drama and directed numerous plays with both the Mid-Pacific School of the Arts and the newly-formed O’ahu Acting Studio. Additionally, he has coached multiple Hawaii State Champions in the ESU National Shakespeare and NEA Poetry Out Loud competitions. As a coach, Alex has had the honor of guiding many early-career artists toward burgeoning professional careers, and has helped numerous acting and film students to earn acceptance at the nation’s elite conservatory programs.

As an actor, Alex has won multiple Hawaii State Theatre Council Po’okela Awards for his work in local theatre. His Hawaii stage credits include: True West and The Zoo Story at TAG, The Seagull and Romeo and Juliet with Hawaii Shakespeare Festival, and Darling Sonya with O’ahu Acting Studio. Mainland stage credits include the west coast premiere productions of Eric Bogosian’s Suburbia, Mac Wellman’s Hypatia: The Divine Algebra, Mark Ravenhill’s Faust (Faust Is Dead), Joanna Laurens’s The Three Birds, and Mikhail Bulgakov's Black Snow. Other stage credits include: Back To One (the Lex),  Five Beauties: Tennessee Williams and Julius Caesar  (both with New American Theatre), The Elephant Man (El Centro Theatre), The Illusion (The Actors’ Gang), Soon My Work (International Wow Co.), Mother Courage and Her Children (Jones Playhouse), Another Showcase Showdown (U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, Aspen), and Cue To Cue (Acme Comedy Theatre).

An active member of SAG-AFTRA since 2006, Alex's screen-acting credits include the indie films Treading Water, Debaser, A Friend, Dirty (with Roger Guenveur Smith), and Frank’s Book (with John C. Reilly & Jack Black). He has also acted in several web series, including Suitemates (with Kevin Pollak & Ray Wise), The Pacellis (with Michael Cornacchia), and Mr. Robinson’s Driving School (with Craig Robinson). Other screen credits include Magnum P.I. (CBS), Hawaii Five-O (CBS), The After Work Special (VH1), I Hate My 30s (VH1), XYZ  (ABC Family),  The Iceman Chronicles (Fox TV Studios), and numerous commercials.

Alex has an MFA in Acting from the University of Washington PATP, and a BA from USC. In addition to MVT, he currently teaches at O’ahu Acting Studio in Makiki, and the University Lab School in Mānoa. 

"In the beginner’s mind, there are many possibilities…” -Shunryū Suzuki 

Bring characters from the page to the stage using a variety of professional practices and techniques. 

Engage your imagination and build your confidence with live performance. Awaken your creativity in a safe and fun environment. Move your body. Find your voice. Express yourself! Collaborate. Improvise. Perform. Play! 

This session, students will also participate in a local theatre audition!


Saturdays 4:30-6:30pm,

April 8 - June 3.  4:30-6:30pm.

No class on May 27.


Taught by Alex Monti Fox.

$200 - 8-week Course

Students age 8 -17. 


Saturdays April 8 - June 3.  2-4pm. 

No class on May 27.

Let’s play!

Develop concentration, imagination, listening, physical control, and teamwork through fun, safe, and creative exploration. Explore improvisation, create characters, develop and rehearse scenes, work from scripts, strengthen your voice, and build your confidence as a performer on stage and screen!


$200 8-week course

Theatre Games
Alex Monti Fox

TV Film Technique

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Brandon Karrer



Brandon Karrer is an experienced theatre actor who just a few years ago moved from Los Angeles and now calls Hawaii his home. Originally from Southern California Brandon spent years appearing on the stage in both LA and San Francisco. He has studied at some of the most well known acting studios in Hollywood including the Janet Alhanti Studio, Howard Fine, The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and the Ivana Chubbick Studios. He also is the Winner of the Forensic National Championship in Prose, Poetry, & Theatre. Since arriving in Hawaii, Brandon has split his time between the stage and working as both a professional Voice Over and On-Camera actor. He is excited to join the Manoa Valley Theatre's MVT Studio as its newest Acting Coach. 

Past Credits Include: “The Beauty Queen of Leenane”/Berkley Repertory Theatre, Ibsen’s “A Doll House”/ South Coast Repertory, “Taking the Jesus Pill”/The King King, “Little Women”/Long Beach Playhouse, Sam Sheppard’sTrue West /TAG, Home of the Brave/ HTY, Way of A God /Kumu Kahua Theatre, A Steady Rain/KOA, Laughing Wild, and Popcorn Falls/Manoa Valley Theatre. Some Film/Television Credits Include: “In Her Shoes”/Dir. Curtis Hansen, “Focus”/Miramax, “They Crawl”/Fox 2000 , & “Shakedown”.

Are you interested in being a part of the local and vibrant film and tv community? In this eight week course participants will learn how to approach a TV or Film script, how to audition, and how to work successfully on set. You'll get a chance to work in front of a camera as well as work on your audition - self tape and casting office. AGES 18+


Mondays, April 10-June 5.  6:30pm - 8:30pm

No class on May 29.  

Taught by Brandon Karrer

$200 - 8-week Course

MVT Studio is truly a place to grow and develop as an actor. Out of all the classes I've taken on the island, this is the most fulfilling and challenging. It is truly a place to grow.

   -Lee S. 

Janine Myers is a master at her craft. Her generosity of spirit in sharing her expertise was invaluable! I now have a greater appreciation and understanding of the intricacies of lighting design.

  - Walt Gaines

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