I've been a wanderer, wondering if the swerving would straighten so I can dance freely on the edge of being a rebel with a cause!
HELLO! IT'S LA!
Humor serves to resolve uncertainty, relieves tension, engenders trust and promotes social bonds, that is why I created LALAUGH Productions.
I don't tell jokes. I don't need to because there is so much irony in simply being human, that it's all there for the taking.
I migrated at 6 years old to Como, Italy from Marin County, California. I spread my wings in San Francisco in the late 60's to take up the Italian American reins. To steer between two languages simultaneously.
At 8 years old I began absorbing comediennes such as, Carol Burnett, Lilly Tomlin, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman, Lucille Ball and others who inspired me.
The acting, singing, writing, dancing provided me with much experimental fun and some pretty groovy reviews and opportunities.
So I keep on. Reel
*San Francisco, New York & Los Angeles
Gary Austin, founder of "The GROUNDLINGS" & Second City, Michael Gellman.
ACTING COACH ‘LA’. Certified Creativity Coach by New Ventures west in 2006 in SF
Coaching Actors & Writers. Team Teaching & differentiated instruction since 1993.
ACTOR’S COACH — 1993 - PRESenT 2017
Coaching Actors & Writers privately in Sonoma County for the past 5 years.
Acting & Comedy Coach “BLEAKER ALONE” Acting Studio 1993-1998 New York City
Coached Actors with their Monologues for Auditions. Script Analysis & Improv Workout. Acting for the Camera.
IMPROV TEACHER, IMPROVWORKS SAN fRANCISCO — 1998 - 2002
Taught beginner and intermediate improv classes. Introducing Second City Exercises, such as Long Form And The Harry Herald.
Acting & Improv Coach Bel Rose Theatre Marin 2005-2007
6 Streams Audition Class & Script Analysis & Script Editing
Advanced Acting Techniques 1990 - 2008
Meisner Technique with Jim Jarrett
Shelton Studios Wendell Phillips & Jean Shelton
Sedway Studios Script Analysis
Marlene Ryan - The Method Madness
Shari Carlson - Advanced Acting
Cliff Osmond -- Advanced Film Technique
Ed Hooks TV commercial
Samantha Paris Voice Over
American Conservatory Theater Voice & William Shakespeare
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Comedy Masks
College of Marin, CA Drama Major/Music Minor
Improvisation/Solo Character Development
SECOND CITY - MICHAEL GELLMAN - IMPROV
GROUNDLINGS - GARY AUSTIN NYC, LA, SF
SF COMEDY CLUB IMPROV -STAND-UP COMEDY WRITING
NYC COMEDY INSTITUTE - STEVEN ROSENTHAL
ANN GALJOUR - SCRIPT WRITING
GRACE WALCOTT - SOLO performance
IMPROV: BATS, IMPROVWORKS, JIM CRENNA, NEXT STAGE
- THE BEST MOST QUALIFIED TEACHERS ARE ACTORS THEMSELVES
As a creative-driven entertainment professional with over 20 years of experience as an actress, singer, director, choreographer, writer, published author, & certified creativity coach, I have had opportunities with recreating the human condition in unexpected ways. Satirically speaking Comedy has been my biggest joy when it comes to tragedy. The human race being the only one of all relations that's lost the inner knowing of it's purpose. Egoistic Growth does not create social justice! Only the Ego benefits and the Ego never gets enough.The lost trust in human relationships is hurting us and the enviroment. My new character: GHR will be narrating this next Journey.
"I am here to aid in the great expansion of consciousness. I'm not going to cry and bitch (ok, a little) about the miseries of the human condition, but to try to shed light on them through humor and philosophy. I'm deeply humbled."