What Happens during a Session?

Through rigorous and far-ranging training techniques actors investigate a personalized path of self-discovery.
In supportive ongoing classes, actors gain the freedom, the information, and the knowledge to explore the many choices available to them.

Classes Cover:

+ Linklater vocal warm-ups, Alexander body alignment

+ Strasberg Relaxation, Sense Memory, Song & Dance, Private Moment

+ Meisner for listening; Method improvisational techniques for character

+ practical and organic on-camera skills

+ short prepared scenes, monologues, and long-term Scene Study

+ cold reads and “off-book” audition techniques

*All work is filmed on personal SD cards or recorded on Zoom and then sent individually to actors.

Classes In Studio

Miriam’s use of various techniques intensifies an actor’s on-camera presence. These exercises integrate Linklater/Alexander warm-ups with Stanislavski, Meisner, Adler, Hagen and Strasberg approaches.

Actors learn to act and audition for stage and screen; to investigate story and character; to use and combine analysis with personal connections.

In Scene Study, actors master character analysis, activities, and motivated movement.

The connections actors learn add to moment-to-moment work in theatre and film.


Actors have found that studying with Miriam over a year or two builds their technique and forces them to take risks more effectively than going from teacher to teacher. Because of the depth of training offered, working with Miriam leads towards a highly skilled and intuitive acting style in theatre, television, and film. 

Actors new to class work on a monologue and then reading and audition and then might work on scene-study skills. Returning actors choose to work on short prepared scenes, monologues, long-term scene study, cold reads and ‘off-book’ audition techniques.

What Happens in Miriam Laurence’s Sessions Part 1

What Happens in Miriam Laurence’s Sessions Part 2

Auditioning & Working Online

each class begins with an instrument warm-up

partner work: moment-to-moment listening

audition work

audition readings – letting the script live in your hands

long-term scene study

‘the talk’: in-depth feedback

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