eBoss Canada x Miriam Laurence: Spotlight Interview

Today we turn the spotlight on Miriam Laurence, acting teacher and coach.

1 – WHAT WAS YOUR JOURNEY TO BECOMING AN ACTING TEACHER/COACH?
I had the good fortune to meet Madeleine Sherwood when I was seventeen. Madeleine sensed something in me and kept contact. She brought me to New York where I trained with her at Circle-in-the-Square Theater School. At the same time, she recommended me to the Actors Studio as an Observer. For the next five years I was privileged to watch the bi-weekly sessions being led by Lee Strasberg, Elia Kazan, Ellen Burstyn, Shelley Winters, Estelle Parsons, amongst others. Their insights, and the breadth of work I saw there, expanded my knowledge. ….

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Spring Intensive | Organic Acting Techniques

Over the span of 10 weeks, we will cover exercises drawn from far-ranging sources: relaxation, vocal, physical and sensory techniques, emotional connectivity, text analysis, auditioning, monologue and scene study for theatre and film.

SPRING INTENSIVE | ORGANIC ACTING TECHNIQUES

10 CLASS SESSION

Start Dates:  May 4/5

2019 Weekend Acting Classes in downtown Toronto

Los Angeles California Sunset

In Los Angeles | The LA Skins Festival and Netflix, INC Filming Studio

🎥🔥World Premiere | In LA at the La Skins Fest Opening Party. My short film Magic Madeleines is premiering here. This is very cool because the LA Skins Festival is an indigenous festival and the themes of reconciliation and environmental responsibility in the film were embraced. Special thanks to the cast and crew.

My LA Film Premiere | MAGIC MADELEINES

🎬🏆I am so delighted to announce that my short film, Magic Madeleines is an official selection at the La Skins Fest. It will be its premiere. Many thanks to the team!

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MAGIC MADELEINES SYNOPSIS

“Life is only interesting when the dust of reality is sprinkled with magic.” – Marcel Proust

In this modern fairy tale, only an old lady and her secret recipe for magic madeleine cookies can save the city’s ravine and its ancient secret from the Big Bad Wolf condo builder and the grifting duo he sends to swindle her.

To fulfill a promise she made to her brother before he died, 80-year old Vivienne Bordeaux (Pam Hyatt) is on a quest to find and preserve the secret of an ancient Indigenous burial site they discovered as children.

When greedy real estate mogul, Simon LeLoup (Richard Zeppieri) sends two grifters (Sera-Lys McArthur and Alex Cruz) to trick Vivienne into selling the land, Vivienne unleashes her secret weapon — magic madeleine cookies that transform those who eat them into their truest selves.

Student Work | Hosanna @ Red Sandcastle Theatre

Three years ago Adam Bonney and Randy E Galsim wanted to work together on a scene for my class. I suggested ‘Hosanna’ by Michel Tremblay. I’m so happy to share the news that they have kept working on the play and are mounting it at the Red Sandcastle Theatre. The play will run from October 17-21.

These days, working in a studio class on the acting process, specific texts and roles, is just the kind of environment that can foster productions. I’m so proud to that this project has evolved from work that originated in my class.

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