The Michael Laskin Studio

The Michael Laskin Studio

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The Pico Playhouse, 10508 W. Pico Blvd., LA, CA

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I strive to open you up to the techniques, tools, discipline, and inspiration that form the foundation 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.

The Michael Laskin Studio is a Professional Acting Studio in Los Angeles, passionately led by actor, teacher, and industry veteran Michael Laskin. Please explore the links on my website for more information on Acting Classes & Private Coaching, or visit the Michael Laskin Studio Blog for insight and thoughts about our industry, the art, the craft, and the mental approach to navigating the worlds of art and commerce.

I have disliked most acting classes I ever attended, and decided to create a class environment that I would like to go to. I am actor-training-agnostic, and believe that the one true way to truth in acting is the path that YOU organically find. It is an open and trusting environment where we do traditional scene work, along with camera work, combined career advising.

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Overall Rating: 4.44 / 5 based on 9  reviews

The Michael Laskin Studio
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5

I've been a working VO artist for years, but I wanted to stretch my acting muscles. I hadn't taken an acting class since high school, which pretty much meant I had never taken an acting class. I was scared. I knew I had it in me, but could someone get "it" out of me? Apparently Michael Laskin could and did. First and foremost, Michael is a kind man. If you're looking for one of the mean acting coaches of song and story, Michael's not your guy; he's not going to get your best out of you through torture. Michael gently coaxes out an actor's best work. He's no softy, but he feels like a friend who is rooting for you. His directing is subtle and effective. With years of both experience and education under his own belt he really knows of what he speaks. He's not a proselytizer of any particular method. Michael helps you figure out your own method. He helps you figure out you. I cannot more highly recommend him.

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5

Michael has a keen, critical and perceptive eye not only for truth, spontaneity and expert story-telling--(booking essentials!)--but also for that extra special something that will set one actor apart from the rest. What I most love about him is his internal and thoughtful way of helping me find, harness and embrace my own "je ne sais quoi," in a way that I know immediately differentiates me from any other actress competing for the part. He has often offered a little key into the character that I hadn’t yet found on my own. With Michael’s help I have also grown freer in the audition room. There has been a closer pairing of myself with my work. He has taught me not to be afraid of using and sharing my true self, replete with imperfections, and to embrace the newness, unpredictability, and freshness of each moment-- in other words, to throw away the homework and allow something new to happen! Michael believes that our growth in this work goes hand in hand with the “examined life.” Because this is the basis of his teaching, I think he attracts and helps cultivate students who want to, can, and will reflect a deep, varied and completely believable spectrum of humanity and authentic behavior into their work... and bring much of their interesting, complex and fullest selves to it! I have complete trust in his eye and taste-- and I just really like the guy! He's a great teacher, collaborator, mentor and friend! ;)

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5

Having Michael's class recommended to me was an absolute godsend. And you know it's a good sign when you see him pop up on TV the night before your first class with him. Michael has created a wonderful environment to work in. It is a safe place to perform and try new things. The feedback is constructive and relevant. A great place to learn and GROW. If you are looking for a great class, this is it!

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5

Michael Laskin is not the typical acting teacher. He does not preach a specific technique. He's not married to a specific "style" of acting. Instead, he teaches his students to search for answers and to find truth in scenes from within. He allows the artist to be creative and original. He empowers the artist. And he's a real cool dude. For these reasons, I will be a student of his for life.

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5

I have been with Michaels' class since the beginning and I absolutely love it. It is incredible how much I have grown since I started about 3 years ago, not only as an actor, but as a person. He has helped me gain the confidence I need and taught me that I am enough. Not only is Michael a wonderful teacher, but he has created such an amazing community of people and I am so thankful for everything he has done for me. It really is an extended family.So, if you want a class where you will not only be able to do the work that you have always wanted to do (and get constructive criticism along the way), but also have the opportunity to meet some of the most wonderful, talented, and supportive actors in this town, look no further!

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5

The Michael Laskin Studio has been my new found family for the past 8 months that welcomes all types of creative freedom. Michael's insight to the art of acting is unparalleled to any other teacher I have ever come across. He creates a friendly environment where an actor can find his or herself as an artist and pure knowledge of the craft with no judgment, only concrete and extremely useful feedback. Look no further, this is the class to be apart of in all of L.A.!!

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5

If you've never worked with Michael, you have to try it. The man knows what he's talking about not only from his vast experience of acting, but from coaching for many years. He helps make your auditions great and is very giving of his time. Plus he's originally from Minnesota, so you KNOW he's gonna be nice :)

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5

I love working with Michael.Our one-on-ones have been extremely useful and insightful, I've always had a lot of fun, particularly when we work on auditions.I can imagine that his class gains an awful lot from his experience and expertise too, he's a great guy to learn from and in my opinion, an excellent coach

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I strive to open you up to the techniques, tools, discipline, and inspiration that form the foundation 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.

The Michael Laskin Studio is a Professional Acting Studio in Los Angeles, passionately led by actor, teacher, and industry veteran Michael Laskin. Please explore the links on my website for more information on Acting Classes & Private Coaching, or visit the Michael Laskin Studio Blog for insight and thoughts about our industry, the art, the craft, and the mental approach to navigating the worlds of art and commerce.

I have disliked most acting classes I ever attended, and decided to create a class environment that I would like to go to. I am actor-training-agnostic, and believe that the one true way to truth in acting is the path that YOU organically find. It is an open and trusting environment where we do traditional scene work, along with camera work, combined career advising.

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