As a writer/performer I have a huge interest in different practitioners and approaches, and as a result work with a student to find which approaches best ignite the text and their performance as an actor. As a playwright, I have access to many plays and new writing to help develop your craft, and as a first class English Graduate I have the academic skills to help you unlock a Shakespeare or classical monologue!
Depending on the student and their current goals we would:
- Find the monologue/duologue/text that's best serves them and their casting
- Specific acting coaching (noted performances and practical direction)
- Audition technique
- Industry admin (How to email agents/casting directors/best edit your spotlight CV)
After already working in the industry as a writer and performer, I trained with the NYT REP company, performingin the West End venues. My credits include Macbeth (Garrick Theatre), Victoria's Knickers (Soho Theatre), To Kill A Mockingbird (Lyric Hammersmith), feature & short films, & BBC Radio.
Previously, I have taught drama classes with ages ranging from 6-17 as well as coaching monologues for drama school and NYT applicants. I have also worked with adults in preparation for auditions and as a director on shows. I directed the sell out 'Likkle Rum with Grandma' for the Roundhouse Last Word Festival 2018, and am currently the movement director on Charlie Harthill award winner 'Bible John' (****, Scotsman). I was also the contemporary dance teacher at Goldsmith's University for two years and currently work professionally as an actor across stage and screen.
Can provide Spotlight CV on request.
I’ve worked alongside Laurie for four years, and received acting coaching from her ahead of a major audition last year and I’ve kept calling on her ever since. She is patient, warm, direct, and really knows how to meet you at your point if need and push you further. I always feel safe and motivated in the room with her, and her text analysis is outstanding.
Laurie is a fantastic tutor, and I highly recommend her.
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