Orange Flower

Rise & Shine

August 2022

Laura Gardner is returning from hiatus after a busy period of shooting and attending the Valdez Theatre Conference for her 16th year as a Featured Artist. The class will resume on August 2, 2022

Contact Laura at: to reserve your seat for August's class. 

About Class

Classes are composed of Uta Hagen's Exercises, Scene Study, Monologues, and Audition techniques. Monthly classes are comprised of the first four Tuesdays on Zoom. The afternoon class starts at 2pm PST. Evening class starts at 7pm PST. Class adjusts to the needs of the students on a weekly basis to maximize the growth of each student. Every student works and receives feedback each class.



About Laura

Laura Gardner is a working actor and has been teaching for 35 years, 19 years of which were at the renowned Howard Fine Acting Studio in Los Angeles and Australia.  Laura deals with each actor as a unique individual and is able to very quickly hone in on what each actor needs in order to grow. Laura works in a warm yet very firm way to help her students discover that inspiration comes from within when they are freed to use their own experiences, fears and joys to create an authentic life on camera and stage.

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Howard Fine: "Any serious actor would benefit from study with Laura Gardner. She is patient, knowledgable and direct, while maintaining charm and humor. Do not miss an opporuntity to study with her."

Greg Rikaart, YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS-series regular, Daytime Emmy: “ It wasn't until after I began studying with Laura that I started to book work on a regular basis.  She's the best!”

Beth Riesgraf, LEVERAGE / COMPLICATIONS - series regular: “My training with Laura has proven invaluable and has given me a foundation that I continue to draw from each and every day as a working actor.”

Debrianna Mansini, BREAKING BAD / BETTER CALL SAUL:  “Laura Gardner is the real deal. She allows an actor to grow in a safe and experiential way. My work with her is always deep and transformative.”