Want to be fearless, courageous and to find your confidence? Act!

I am an acting teacher, but I prefer to be called a coach because I truly believe you can’t teach someone how to act or dramatize.

Don’t think you can do it?  I KNOW that anyone can act or become an actor.

 All you need are four basic things:

  1. Yourself! – You are the instrument
  2. The passion and the will to be public in solitude (have an open heart)
  3. The courage to try it
  4. The want and need to build self-esteem and to enjoy a better life

What I do is coach you in the basics of acting, lay the foundation so you can become your own builder.

Acting is much more than a profession.  It is a gift for anyone who wants to build confidence, discover their true selves, release their true emotional life, take off their masks, and take a journey to loving themselves.

Any age will do. It is never too late to act or too young to start. Grow, change and discover self-love through theatre, television, commercial or film acting, while having fun. Acting will open your creative heart, help you to enjoy life and discover free play, make you fearless, courageous and curious and so much more. Acting 101 basics include:

    1. Learning how to be in the moment
    2. Build listening skills through repetition.  These days, listening is a skill that has fallen by the wayside, and without it we cannot feel safe and confident to be able to play and enjoy the joy of all that is around us. It is never too late to learn how to listen.
    3. Discovering relationships and how to work off the other person.
    4. Find your faith in yourself through self-discovery exercises and believing in your circumstances.
    5. Discover your wants and learn how to get them.
    6. Take off your mask and see your true self and embrace that self.
    7. Build confidence through being part of a group, presenting yourself in front of others, completing a project through true creativity.
    8. For children it is about free play, scripted work, music, body movement, using their voices, senses and art.

Various theater games are used, music, emotional work, relaxation meditation, breath work, acting activities, performing in front of people on camera and learning to understand written material and act it out. Acting can be taught through one on one sessions, in a group through the magical world of skyping or face timing. 

Want to be fearless, courageous and to find your confidence?  Acting might be just what you need!

Authored by: Laurie Ann Davis

Laurie Ann Davis is a mom, acting teacher, actor, author and lives on Long Island, NY. Laurie Ann has been an actor for 22 years and is member of SAG/AFTRA/Equity and has been and acting teacher for 18 years and is the creator of Star Map Acting Studio which is now known as the Laurie Ann Davis Acting Studio and owned Dreamvision Talent Management. Ms. Davis has created many theater programs that have been incorporated in public schools and she teaches music/acting to school age children full time. In the recent past she had her own acting program at the Great South Bay YMCA that was a part of the Boulton Center Theater’s Act Out Troupe. She also created the very first Performing Arts Camp Jr. in Bayshore, NY where some of her original plays have been performed by her students. In recent years Laurie Ann has also dabbled in song writing and has done some recording and hopes to put out a children album in the near future. She is also very proud to be a published author of an acting book for children called “Finally…Monologues That Work” and has recently released her first children’s book “Storm Of Colors.”  Laurie Ann has studied with many teachers in NYC including Jack Poggi, Jim Bonney, Ian McRae (Neighborhood Playhouse), Penny Templeton, Gene Frankel, Larry Silverberg, Joan See and Ruth Nerken of The School For Film and Television and many more. Her acting credits include various theatre roles, film, commercials and played Emily on the daytime serial One Life To Live. Besides doing marketing and casting actors Laurie Ann teaches workshops in Theatre Technique, On-camera television workshops, Film, One on One audition coaching and more... She is excited to be a part of Club Time to Play and is looking forward to having her songs, books and products available to the creative public on the Time To Play website. Helping others build confidence, expand their creativity and making people good good is her passion and goal. Its time to play and discover the real you! 

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