I have not encountered any other teacher who understands acting and drama as completely as Laura. She is vigorous, challenging and inspiring. Her powers of concentration are phenomenal. She has the patience to pay attention to the smallest moment, work on it carefully and lead you to a revelation of deeper meanings.
— Jim Stewart, Editor

About Laura

Laura Standing

Laura Henry has been teaching the Meisner technique since 1985. Teacher trained under Kathryn Gately, she was a faculty member of The Gately/Poole Acting Studio on Theater Row in NYC where she taught for seven years. In 1992, Laura moved West and opened her two-year conservatory Meisner Training program in Los Angeles. During these years in Los Angeles, Laura also directed theater and her school's yearly graduate showcase.

In 2003, Laura was hired by Gerald Freedman, Dean of Drama at The University of North Carolina School of The Arts. There, she taught junior and senior acting, Shakespeare, and audition technique. Laura directed main stage productions every term, and assisted the UNCSA graduate showcases in Los Angeles and New York. She was full time at UNCSA until 2011.

Since closing her conservatory program, Laura has developed and taught seven week intensive sessions—for all her classes—in both New York and Los Angeles. She is also available for private coaching and script consulting in both cities and remotely.