The Michael Laskin Studio is a Professional Acting Studio in Los Angeles, passionately led by actor, teacher, and industry veteran Michael Laskin. Held on Wednesday night from 7:30 - 10:30 pm, there is one class, designed to help you eliminate the disconnect disconnect between acting work that is done in class and acting as it's practiced in the real world. The class will always remain a place for experimentation, aspiration, and growth in a safe environment.
Whether it’s for a specific audition (live or filmed), an upcoming job, or simply more intense one-on-one work, I will help you break down the material and develop a strategy for success in the room, or in the filmed audition. First of all, together we a build “roadmap” for the work by connecting in a personal and meaningful way with the material on the page, and honoring the world that the writers have created. Then we identify the core qualities of the character, all the while discovering what part of you is in alignment with them, and where the reach might be greater.
Every year, thousands of actors struggle to navigate today’s film and TV business while also wanting to grow as performers, as artists. These actors tend to be risk-takers, mold-breakers, and are interested in defining who they are. They are looking for advice and guidance about art and about commerce. The Authentic Actor is for them. The actor’s path today begins with two questions: Who are you? What do you know? Beginning with personal authenticity, The Authentic Actor reveals a holistic approach that fuses discovery of the “actor’s fingerprint” with skills for managing performance, career, and life — as artist, businessperson, and citizen. It addresses the toughest subjects, from mastering auditions and dealing with representation to bouncing back from rejection and finding your “tribe” — all with the humor, and the no-b.s. voice of an experienced mentor. The goal? To help actors forge a professional career and meaningful life while never forgetting their artistic core.
I strive to open you up to the techniques, tools, discipline, and inspiration that form the foundation of our craft. Just as Picasso learned to paint realistically before he spent the rest of his life "learning to paint like a child." - technique can be the pathway to art. Fuse that with leading an examined life, and you will gain greater confidence, which translates to artistic growth, ever improving performances, and renewed love for this pursuit.MORE ABOUT MICHAEL
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