Testimonials

Taylor Schilling Actor, Orange Is The New Black, The Lucky One

Taylor Schilling
Actor, Orange Is The New Black,
The Lucky One

"Lauren possesses a deep intuition and vast knowledge of the acting process. She blends craft and an ineffable magic seamlessly into the work. I am awed by her ability to work with others."
-Taylor Schilling

 

 

 
Derek Wilson Actor, AMC's Preacher

Derek Wilson
Actor, AMC's Preacher

"Having witnessed Lauren's work on stage, in the rehearsal room, and in the classroom, it's safe to say that she demonstrates a deep understanding of the actor's process and can surely help any actor, no matter their age or experience level, further grow and develop their skills and access elements of their own unique artistry that they may not have even been aware of before." -Derek Wilson

 
Meryl Shaw Professional Life Coach, Former Casting Director at the American Conservatory Theatre

Meryl Shaw
Professional Life Coach,
Former Casting Director at the
American Conservatory Theatre

"When I was ready to take on an associate for my audition workshops, there was no question that Lauren would be first choice. I had been hearing from my students and clients, as well as actors in the community, how astute and generous Lauren was as a teacher and coach, and what a welcoming atmosphere she creates in auditions. She is rigorous in maintaining high standards, and she is inspiring and supportive as she cultivates excellence in students and clients, and actors that audition for her. It’s a pleasure to work side by side with Lauren and have a coaching colleague that I feel completely comfortable referring actors to." - Meryl Shaw

 
Tristan Cunningham Actor, Cal Shakes, The Magic Theatre

Tristan Cunningham
Actor, Cal Shakes, The Magic Theatre

"Lauren cast me in a part I would ordinarily never get. Lauren helped guide me to find the character; she saw something in me I hadn't found yet. Her directing process is everything you want as an actor; she creates an atmosphere of safety and play but with clarity, specificity and honesty. She guides you into the work in a way where you can explore and make choices but you feel ownership of the work you are doing even though she got you there. Working with Lauren has always resulted in an incredibly heartfelt experience for me." 
-Tristan Cunningham

 
Molly Noble Actor, Shotgun Players, SF Playhouse

Molly Noble
Actor, Shotgun Players, SF Playhouse

"Lauren is an extraordinarily intuitive coach and director. Her rigorous yet trusting approach encourages bravery and freedom in her actors. She is magical." - Molly Noble