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Lauren is an actor and voice teacher based in Toronto and in Montreal, Canada.
She instructs voice at the National Theatre School Of Canada. Lauren has also been on the faculties of George Brown College, and Centennial College. Other teaching includes the University of Toronto, Sheridan/UTM, The Toronto Film School, and York University.
Lauren has been fascinated by the voice since the beginning of her acting training, but it wasn’t until she started studying with Kristin Linklater during her MFA training at Columbia University that she began to understand it. Through the Linklater work she found a freedom and a richness in her voice and was liberated from frequent vocal strain. She learned through releasing tension how to use her voice to reveal her inner life, rather than muscling to describe it. Her voice and imagination opened up and with them so did the the characters she worked on; they became more detailed, alive, and human.
In addition to working extensively with Kristin Linklater, Lauren has worked with many leading teachers including Anne Bogart, Gregory Mosher, and James Calleri. She has performed on stages in Canada and in the USA including Classic Stage Company and Gorilla Rep in New York City; Solar Stage, and The Guild Festival Theatre; She is also a proud member of CAEA.
She holds an MFA in acting from Columbia University, and a BA with Honours in Acting from Dalhousie University.
Lauren now teaches the Linklater Progression to actors, speakers, and anyone interested in learning to communicate with clarity, authenticity, and ease.