Statera Mentorship: Los Angeles was created in the winter of 2019. It was founded by Siobhan Doherty, who also serves as one of the Regional Coordinators. The chapter is currently in its first cycle of pairings. Applications to become a mentee or mentor in the next class will open on January 1, 2020. To receive information about the next round of classes, please sign up for the Statera Newsletter. If you have any questions, please contact our National Co-Directors at

Los Angeles Regional CoordinatorS


Amber Friendly (she/her/hers), who hails from Chicago, is an actress, teacher, and collaborator. In Los Angeles, she works on the screen, stage, and in voice-over, most recently in How to Get Away With Murder, Scorpion, NCIS: LA, and the upcoming morning show drama for Apple TV. She is also a regular collaborator with Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Play On! workshop series and a company member of the LA-based Hero Theatre. An MFA recipient from the University of California, Irvine, and a graduate of the Theatre School at DePaul University, Amber continues to help artists reach their full potential as a faculty member of the Actor’s Studio of Orange County.


Anatasha Blakely (she/her/hers) hails from Orem, Utah. She graduated from Southern Utah University with a B.F.A. in Classical Acting. She studied comedy at iO West and studied clowning at The School for Theatre Creators. She has taught and performed improv around the country at festivals and universities. Anatasha is a part of an L.A. based improv ensemble called Stormchaser and a duo Buddy Puzzle which hosts a show at the Pack called the Jigsaw.

Siobhan Doherty (she/her/hers) is a Los Angeles based actor, producer, and teacher. Recent acting credits include Marian in The Music Man, Ophelia in The Hamlet Project with Loose Canon Collective, and the new indie thriller The Perfect Host, on Amazon Prime. Siobhan has worked regionally in theater and musical theater with Utah Shakespeare Festival, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, PCPA, Utah Festival Opera, and Berkeley Repertory Theater. She also writes, directs, and performs with the digital sketch team DAME Sketch Comedy.

As a producer, Siobhan has worked on commercials and industrials, with companies trusted by Universal, Toyota, Spotify, Nintendo, and MTV. She also produces web series, including Super(fluous) and the award-winning series Pairings.

As a teacher, Siobhan coaches accents and dialects through her company, Speaking of Accents. She is the resident accents and dialects instructor at the Actor’s Studio of Orange County, and serves on faculty at Studio School Los Angeles and Art of Acting, the Stella Adler studio in LA. She has taught at UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, and Utah Shakespeare Festival. She is a member of the Voice and Speech Trainers Association, and holds an M.F.A. from UC Irvine, a B.A. from UC Berkeley, and a certificate in acting from PCPA.