For the past decade, Laura Rosenthal has become an essential creative partner in the films I’ve made. Her intuitive insight into the alchemy of performance, combined with her astute knowledge and experience in her craft, make her a seminal figure in today’s independent cinema. I have no doubt her workshops would be invaluable to any working actor.
– TODD HAYNES
Laura cast my last two movies, and she will keep casting them as long as I can make them. I trust her taste, her rigorous intelligence, and her ability to think outside the box. She loves actors and filmmakers, she loves the process and she has a deep and unique understanding of how it all works. If I was a young actor I would take her course in a heartbeat.
I love working with Laura. She has great instincts about actors and I trust her taste and judgment implicitly. She sees the potential in people and knows how to nurture it –and, with all the inherent frustrations of the business, she still finds joy in the process. She’s absolutely committed, in the fullest sense of the word.
– ALISON MACLEAN
The LAB was the best introduction to the industry I could hope for beginning my first pilot season. I learned how to go into auditions with confidence and coolness, and it’s all a testament to the wonderful workings of you two sexy mamas, Maribeth and Laura. You taught me how to deal with problems that can (and did) arise in the room, and how to mold the audition in a way that made me the one in charge. It led to a screen test! Thanks so much!
Since completing the LAB with Laura & Maribeth. I have had a 80% callback ratio. I gained confidence in my approach to the audition room. Understanding the wrongs and rights of the audition process. This class is vital for anyone planning on taking acting to the next level.
I had an audition for Boardwalk Empire last week that and I was reflecting this weekend on what a difference your class made. I felt confident in my choices and audition and I was able to have a strong read in the first take. Most exciting though – I had a wonderful time. It was fun to work on and I was happy to be in the room. So, I felt compelled to write you again and thank you again for such fabulous and personal advice.
- ANNA K.
My first tv audition since taking your class and I’ve got a producer session at NBC tomorrow. love you gals
Laura and Maribeth have created a workshop gem in an industry that is now overwhelmed with less-than-stellar class offerings. This exclusive, candid and extraordinarily refreshing environment about auditioning for film is exactly what any professional New York actor should consider if they are serious about expanding their skill set with true integrity-driven decision makers in the biz. After 20 years in the business, when I find something wonderful I’m the first to rave to everyone about it and this is a total winner!
I took Laura Rosenthal’s class and could not recommend it more. I am an actor with mostly stage experience and have been looking to transfer into film and television. I felt this class was a perfect fit for where I was in my career. I was not a beginner to acting, but a newbie to the medium. I learned more about the business in these 3 sessions then I did in 3 years of grad school. Anyone looking to make their audition technique stronger and have a greater understanding of what they bring to the table should take this class immediately. They create a low stress environment that is packed with information. A great class!
– K. FLANAGAN
This class was incredibly helpful to me. Laura and Maribeth have years of experience that they can distill simply and understandably into actionable advice. I left the class not only with video examples of what I learned but also the tools and confidence to be successful in my auditions. And not just ideas of tools but actual bullet-points of what I, specifically as an actor, needed to do to improve my audition technique. On top of these, they created a non-competitive and supportive environment where we all felt free to explore and push ourselves.Thanks!
Laura and Maribeth’s LAB gives you the tools, information and awareness needed to succeed in any auditions with casting directors. This is crucial for any actor in order to grow and book the job. I use everything I learned since the LAB in all of my auditions and seem to get the best results from it.
Laura and Maribeth gave me practical, usable advice that I have implemented as part of my audition routine. Most helpful to me were learning how to define my type in two sentences (harder than you think!) and how to handle every single audition curve ball that can be thrown in your direction!