We’d love to introduce you to one of our incredible TBG teaching artists, Laura Cornachio! Check out our interview with her below…
What do you enjoy most about teaching?
LC: I love when I can see a lightbulb go off with a student. Whether it’s after I’ve thrown them a tool, and I’m watching the students do the scene again and can see that something just clicked, or it’s a student in the audience observing another scene and suddenly something that they weren’t clear on, or maybe they were skeptical about, suddenly makes sense. In those moments I see people discover their love of acting, and a realization that it can be simple and fun, and it doesn’t have to be so hard and complicated!
What is a TBG tool you love to use in your own acting journey?
LC: Just say it! Whenever I’m running lines before a job or before an audition, I always always ask myself, “What’s the line?” and then I just say it. It helps me to let go of any ideas I’ve subconsciously or consciously attached to how the scene or lines should go and allows me to play, have fun, and not think!
What is a project that you’ve been a part of that you are proud of?
LC: There’s a couple that come to mind! I was in a pilot written and created by fellow TBG teacher Samantha Evans called Ghost Girl. It’s a comedy about best friendship, grief, and loss. It was one of those ones where I really felt like, somebody watching this who is going through grief could look at my performance and really relate. That was really special.
To take a class with Laura…check out Beginner Acting Class I: The Basics starting 12/4.
You can find TBG’s full schedule of classes here.