…This lady has taught me how to act. And by that, I mean she has enlightened me on how to use myself as the key to my acting. Novel and artistic, Laura spreads her philosophy of “Quit Acting” to all she encounters, for the secret in being a successful actor is to NOT act. A questionable philosophy, yes, but Laura makes it work. This lady is a miracle worker, for just being with her for one 3 hour day, I learned how to cry on cue… and I’ve never not been able to since. Now the best part.: Laura listens, if you are having trouble, she suggests her interpretation of the character, then asks you what you think. If you disagree, then she alters her opinion to form yours and approaches it from a different point of view. She is an expert at analyzing and tearing apart the underlying meanings and lessons the character and the script have to teach. Laura Lasky is truly one of a kind brilliant, personable, loving, playful, straight-forward, spontaneous lady who took me to places I never thought I could reach. Shailene Woodley IMDB
@The Descendants screening benifit for All It Takes.
QA at WORK
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Laura is an amazing coach, and her techniques not only help the child actor, but also the parentas well. Both my son and I learned so much form her classes about keeping the scene honest, and not pushing, She was able to pinpoint very quickly what was holding him back durring his auditions, and now my son is learning how to trust himself … and we both are learning to trust his instincts which is also allowing me MOM to help him more affectively. I’ve seen a huge difference in his audititioning in just a short period of time of training with her. She is the real deal, and she sincerely cares about the child’s success! I wish we had met her earlier!
Kerrie ( JAKE ELLIOT IMDB)
Laura Lasky is so wonderful with young actors. While many acting coaches who expect children to learn adult techniques or expect them to conform to a specific style, she is really about giving the technical tools for acting while promoting their individuality that allows each student to shine. I know when Laura works with one of my clients they always audition REAL.
Judy Savage (Founder The Savage Agency)
Laura is unlike any acting coach I’ve been with, I mean that in the best way possible. She’s showed and taught me more things that have been so beneficial for me not only as an actor, but as a person too; which, in turn, has bled into my acting. Her approach was one I was unfamiliar with but grew to love very quickly. She simply finds what works best for you and works to make it finer, simpler, and obviously better. Bluntly, what I had found after a few lessons was that maybe she new more about me as an actor than I did. You will simply, like me, find yourself much more sure and confident about yourself as actor/actress and will trust your ability more than ever.
Laura was able to provide my son with the tools he needed to dig deeper within himself to find inner hidden abilities which put him back on the path toward success. She took a sincere interest in his well- being and was generous to a fault with her time, support and enthusiasm. His confidence was reenergized and his attitude became much more positive. He knew that someone other than his Mom was truly there for him and ready to guide him every step of the way.
I learned more in one class than in the six years I’ve been training.
Thanks for a wonderful [hypnosis] session yesterday. I’m still processing everything…it was definitely helpful…helped me confront a lot.
You certainly have helped in my client’s success and should be given due to credit!
Bill Pearlman (manager)
Thank you soooo much for hypnotizing Celia yesterday. She had a CD workshop last night and practically danced out of the building. She said she had NO fear at all!
She also booked her first feature film and her first episodic after being coached by Laura. Wow, what a month.
Thanks Laura! I wanted to contact you and let you know that Lexi has had an amazing streak since she saw you last, she did not get that particular booking, but she got the next 5 and a callback. And now she begins Mulan. We are so grateful for all the work you put in with Lexi We all believe that she gained so much confidence with you!
She has a great way with actors helping them understand character development, versus just learning the lines and basic actions. It’s nice to know my child is not just a number seen for 5 minutes once a week.
Laura exhibits an uncanny ability to relate to children on their age level, She has created a fun and enthusiastic teaching environment that has helped my 6yr old to become one with her characters! Since we began seeing Laura, my daughter’s callback and booking have increased two fold!
Dana Smiith (mother of MACKENZIE SMITH IMDB )