Founder & Artistic Director
Arthur Mendoza is the Artistic Director and Principle Instructor at the Actors Circle Theatre, which he founded 17 years ago in West Hollywood, CA. Before founding ACT, Mr. Mendoza was the originating and principal acting instructor at the Stella Adler Conservatory-West for 7 years under the immediate direction of his friend and mentor, the late Stella Adler. Mr. Mendoza has performed in over 120 plays, as well as extensive film and television work, and has directed and produced over 50 plays. Actors Mr. Mendoza is proud to have trained include Academy Award winner Benicio del Toro, Daytime Emmy winner Finola Hughes, Peta Wilson, Kristina Loggia and Khandi Alexander. Mr. Mendoza earned a BA from UC Riverside and an MFA from UC San Diego, where he studied personally with Alan Schneider for three years.