About ClassAct

Lauren O'Quinn - Teaches Reel Advanced Scenes and Meisner and Reel Master Acting Classes.

Owner/Artistic Director Lauren O’Quinn

Lauren O’Quinn is an award-winning professional actress with over 150 national and regional commercials and numerous films and television shows to her credit. She majored in Theatre at the University of Georgia before moving to Orlando in 1997.  She has been working with actors as a coach since 1999 and teaching professional acting classes since 2002. For 10 years, she taught advanced acting classes for Art Sake Studios – and in 2012, opened ClassAct Studios. She is a founding member of Art Sake Studios’ resident ensemble, a former talent agent, and a freelance casting director.  Her specialty is training actors in deep emotional access and the ability to live truthfully under imaginary circumstances. Lauren’s unique background of experience on all sides of the camera gives ClassAct actors the ability to gain invaluable knowledge about the business of acting, as well as the craft.

ClassAct Studios Acting Classes taught by Landon Price.

Reel Foundations co-teacher/Advanced Scenes & Meisner

Landon Price has been a performer since he was in middle school and acting locally for the greater part of a decade.  He has worked with the Orlando International Fringe Festival, Orlando Playfest, numerous independent films, regional, and national commercials for clients such as Dick’s Sporting Goods, Publix, and SeaWorld. Working as a host and facilitator for Walt Disney World, Landon has extensive experience teaching both large and small classes. He has studied acting with Lauren O’Quinn since 2004 and has been her teaching assistant since 2005.

 

Reel acting for teens teacher, Rachael Thompson.

Reel Acting for TEENS

Rachael Thompson has been a professional actor for more than a decade and her training lead her to begin studying with Lauren O’Quinn at ClassAct in 2009. Since that time, she has assisted Lauren as a teaching assistant and appeared in numerous films, television shows, and commercials. Recent credits include Bloodline (with Sissy Spacek and Ben Mendelsohn), The Inspectors, Swamp Murders, Sunlight Jr. (with Naomi Watts) and national commercials for Ford, Doubletree Hotels, and Cumberland Farms. Rachael tapes actors at ClassAct for major films and television shows and works as a casting assistant with Mullen Casting. Her extensive experience on both sides of the camera, combined with her warmth and true passion for acting make her the perfect teacher to educate and encourage teen actors.


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Acting Classes

Check out some recent work from our actors!

 

REEL FOUNDATIONS 

Whether you’re a longtime pro or a novice to the industry, you’ll begin with Reel Foundations. Co-taught by Owner/Artistic Director Lauren O’Quinn and her veteran teaching assistant, Landon Price, this class is the foundation for our acting process (Sanford Meisner based), as well as a fantastic scene study class. We’ll work on emotional access and depth work, plus you’ll get some hard-hitting acting business advice you won’t find anywhere else.  Class size is limited and seats are given on a first-come, first served basis. Reel Foundations acting classes begin 3 times a year – in January, May, and September. Semester is 12 weeks on Thursday nights from 7 pm – 11 pm. Tuition: $375. TO ENROLL:  Join our mailing list and you’ll be notified as soon as enrollment opens (1 month before classes begin).
ENROLLMENT for our MAY semester of Foundations classes is full.  Our next semester of classes will begin in September and enrollment will open on Thursday, August 25th at noon.  To be notified and receive an enrollment link, join our mailing list!  Seats fill up very quickly.  

REEL INTENSIVE SCENES & MEISNER

Taught by Landon Price.  Monday nights: 7 – 11. 12 week semester. This is an invite-only acting class for students that have completed REEL FOUNDATIONS or Art Sake’s CORE/SCENE STUDY curriculum.  Class will take the skills and processes that were learned in the Foundations curriculum and build upon them by focusing on emotional honesty through Meisner, auditioning skills, and grounded weekly scenework.  This class serves as a pre-requisite for Lauren’s Advanced Scenes & Meisner acting classes.Tuition: $375

REEL ADVANCED SCENES & MEISNER

Taught by Lauren O’Quinn.  Tuesday nights: 7 – 11. Ongoing enrollment in 12 week semesters. This is an invite-only acting class for advanced students. In order to be considered for the class, actors must have completed REEL INTENSIVE. In addition, actors must be working professionals with perseverance, dedication, and a drive to succeed. If you meet the criteria and would like to be considered for invitation, contact Lauren directly and ask to be placed on the enrollment list.

REEL MASTERS (SCENES & MEISNER)

Taught by Lauren O’Quinn.  Wednesday nights: 7 – 11. Ongoing enrollment in 8 week semesters. This is an invite-only advanced master class. In order to be considered, actors must have completed Reel Intensive, and at least 2 semesters of Reel Advanced Scenes & Meisner acting classes. In addition, actors must be working professionals with perseverance, dedication, and a drive to succeed.

REEL ACTING for TEENS (ages 13-17)

Taught by experienced professional actor, Rachael Thompson, with a syllabus designed by ClassAct’s Artistic Director, Lauren O’Quinn.  Sunday nights: 5pm-8pm. Foundation, Process and the JOY of Acting all in one 12 week semester! This class is for both the experienced teen actor who wants to take their career to the next level AND the beginning actor hungry for industry knowledge. Classes will include game-based emotional access and depth work, scene study, audition preparation, on-camera audition technique, AND some hard-hitting business advice you won’t find anywhere else. Class size is limited and seats are given on a first-come, first-served basis! Tuition: $399 (payment plans available)

Classes start Sun. Sept 25th.

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A $150 deposit is required to hold your seat.
Please note:  due to demand, deposits are non-refundable for this class.  
Once you pay the deposit to hold your seat, it’s yours!  🙂

What other actors are saying:

I've been studying with Lauren for two years now and my knowledge of the business, facility with dialogue, auditioning skills and most importantly, craft have developed exponentially. Lauren is smart, quick, insightful. Her ability to diagnose a scene and make it better has to be seen to be believed. She cares about actors and creates a safe environment for us to strip away presentation and "live truthfully in imaginary circumstances". My first time on a TV set was far less intimidating because I was so prepared. Thank you Lauren!

Steven L.

Steven Lane

I've been studying with Lauren for two years now and my knowledge of the business, facility with dialogue, auditioning skills and most importantly, craft have developed exponentially. Lauren is smart, quick, insightful. Her ability to diagnose a scene and make it better has to be seen to be believed. She cares about actors and creates a safe environment for us to strip away presentation and "live truthfully in imaginary circumstances". My first time on a TV set was far less intimidating because I was so prepared. Thank you Lauren!

Steven L.

Steven Lane

I Loved Landon. Great instructor - was very thorough with everything. Took time with everyone and every scene. Was firm, but friendly. I appreciate that. Great feedback - always patient.

Carol S.

Carol Saragusa

I Loved Landon. Great instructor - was very thorough with everything. Took time with everyone and every scene. Was firm, but friendly. I appreciate that. Great feedback - always patient.

Carol S.

Carol Saragusa

I've been studying at Class Act Studios for almost a year now. Each class is a challenge and I am constantly growing as an actor. My craft is definitely getting more refined and to prove it, I've booked 2 episodic television shows since I've been in this class. Not only am I working on my acting skills but I understand the business more ever since I started working with Lauren. Love it!

Tracy W.

Tracy Wiu

I've been studying at Class Act Studios for almost a year now. Each class is a challenge and I am constantly growing as an actor. My craft is definitely getting more refined and to prove it, I've booked 2 episodic television shows since I've been in this class. Not only am I working on my acting skills but I understand the business more ever since I started working with Lauren. Love it!

Tracy W.

Tracy Wiu

This is not my first rodeo.....I have been around, many many classes.....many acting teachers, and Lauren is right there up there as my favorite. I mean that. She is incredibly instinctive and so talented in getting to the primal root of 'doing'. To stay away from the heady rabbit trails of emotion and over thinking. AND she does such a great job of fostering a feeling of safety and acceptance there.

Brian B.

Brian B

This is not my first rodeo.....I have been around, many many classes.....many acting teachers, and Lauren is right there up there as my favorite. I mean that. She is incredibly instinctive and so talented in getting to the primal root of 'doing'. To stay away from the heady rabbit trails of emotion and over thinking. AND she does such a great job of fostering a feeling of safety and acceptance there.

Brian B.

Brian B

Lauren is so knowledgeable and taught me so much. Everyone could benefit from taking classes if you are interested in acting!

Fran B.

Francheska Buonocore

Lauren is so knowledgeable and taught me so much. Everyone could benefit from taking classes if you are interested in acting!

Fran B.

Francheska Buonocore

Lauren provides careful direction in all aspects of being a professional actor. It's like jedi training for the film/tv/commercial industry.

Rachael T.

Rachael Thompson

Lauren provides careful direction in all aspects of being a professional actor. It's like jedi training for the film/tv/commercial industry.

Rachael T.

Rachael Thompson

Lauren is an amazing teacher and a brilliant director/coach.

Faye N.

Faye Rosing Novick

Lauren is an amazing teacher and a brilliant director/coach.

Faye N.

Faye Rosing Novick

If you want to really learn the craft and then apply it to actually work in the industry, there is no one better than Lauren and Class Act Studios. She not only invests the time to figure out your strengths and weaknesses, she invests her time in you and that is hard to find in a teacher/coach. I have been fortunate to have had some success in this industry and without Lauren's guidance and advice I don't think I would have ever gotten there. I truly respect and admire the passion she has for teaching and her students. If you are a beginner or a veteran, "ClassAct" studios has something for you.

Carlos N.

Carlos Alberto Navarro

If you want to really learn the craft and then apply it to actually work in the industry, there is no one better than Lauren and Class Act Studios. She not only invests the time to figure out your strengths and weaknesses, she invests her time in you and that is hard to find in a teacher/coach. I have been fortunate to have had some success in this industry and without Lauren's guidance and advice I don't think I would have ever gotten there. I truly respect and admire the passion she has for teaching and her students. If you are a beginner or a veteran, "ClassAct" studios has something for you.

Carlos N.

Carlos Alberto Navarro

ClassAct Studios and its founding leader, Lauren O’Quinn, affords the serious actor a safe place to study , to share and to develop his/her talents to the fullest potential. Lauren gives each student insightful critiques that are realistic, motivational, and above all kind. I am so glad that I had the opportunity to surround myself with others who share the same passion for storytelling and commitment to study that I feel. Thank you, Lauren and ClassAct Studios!

Cindy K.

Cindy Karr

ClassAct Studios and its founding leader, Lauren O’Quinn, affords the serious actor a safe place to study , to share and to develop his/her talents to the fullest potential. Lauren gives each student insightful critiques that are realistic, motivational, and above all kind. I am so glad that I had the opportunity to surround myself with others who share the same passion for storytelling and commitment to study that I feel. Thank you, Lauren and ClassAct Studios!

Cindy K.

Cindy Karr

Landon was great. From direction during our Meisner work to scene work, all of it was right on point and allowed me to expand and develop my craft.

John S.

John Sanders

Landon was great. From direction during our Meisner work to scene work, all of it was right on point and allowed me to expand and develop my craft.

John S.

John Sanders

If you want to learn the business, and learn the process of becoming a good actor, this is the place to be. I lived in LA for four years and learned more through Lauren in 3 months than I ever learned out there. If you are serious about acting, look around and see who is booking, then find out how many of them have studied with Lauren...then sign up.

Chris B.

Chris Burns

If you want to learn the business, and learn the process of becoming a good actor, this is the place to be. I lived in LA for four years and learned more through Lauren in 3 months than I ever learned out there. If you are serious about acting, look around and see who is booking, then find out how many of them have studied with Lauren...then sign up.

Chris B.

Chris Burns

I am relatively new to the business, and older than the average aspiring actor. It was important to me to have a safe and supportive environment to learn the craft. Lauren and ClassAct Studios have been amazing. Wether it's a question about my resume, headshot or a scene critique Lauren's insight's have guided me in the right direction. She and everyone at ClassAct Studios are always ready to go the extra mile for their students. I highly recommend them!

Patrick J.

Patrick James

I am relatively new to the business, and older than the average aspiring actor. It was important to me to have a safe and supportive environment to learn the craft. Lauren and ClassAct Studios have been amazing. Wether it's a question about my resume, headshot or a scene critique Lauren's insight's have guided me in the right direction. She and everyone at ClassAct Studios are always ready to go the extra mile for their students. I highly recommend them!

Patrick J.

Patrick James

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Taping & Coaching

You only get one opportunity to make a first impression.

 Book ClassAct for a network quality tape every time!

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AUDITION TAPING SESSION (up to 1/2 hour)  $30

  • Expert acting coaching
  • Network quality professional audition taping
  • Editing and upload included

EXTENDED TAPING SESSION (up to 1 hour)  $60

  • Recommended for long sides or for difficult roles that require more coaching time
  • Expert acting coaching
  • Network quality professional audition taping
  • Editing and upload included

HEADSHOT SELECTION APPOINTMENT  $30

Overwhelmed with headshot choices?  Need help picking your best marketing tools?  Book a half hour with Lauren and she’ll give you expert advice on what casting directors are looking for!

 

PRIVATE COACHING  $60

  • Audition coaching/preparation
  • Cold reading techniques
  • Script analysis and breakdown
  • Teleprompter/earprompter training
  • General Acting Industry Advice
  • And more!

PERSONAL MANAGER SESSION (up to 1 hour)  $60

  • Agent meeting advice
  • Actor headshot advice
  • Agent recommendations
  • General Acting Industry Advice
  • Personal Manager style one-on-one attention
  • And more!

Lauren’s tapes have helped actors book roles on shows and films like Homeland, Army Wives, The Walking Dead, Bloodline, Drop Dead Diva, Nashville, Graceland, Vampire Diaries, Hoke, Revolution, The Glades, Magic City, Charlie’s Angels, Dolphin Tale, Prison Break, Burn Notice, Dear John, The Originals, Sleepy Hollow, and One Tree Hill…just to name a few.

What Casting Directors are saying:

For the past several years I have been casting 5 television series non-stop. One of the best ways for out of town actors to audition is through self-taping. Many of the central Florida actors use Lauren O'Quinn to perform this valuable service. I see thousands of self-tapings throughout the year and I must say that Lauren O'Quinn's tapings are consistently the highest of quality. I would definitely recommend her for this very important audition process.

Casting Director, Lori Wyman

Casting Director, Lori Wyman

For the past several years I have been casting 5 television series non-stop. One of the best ways for out of town actors to audition is through self-taping. Many of the central Florida actors use Lauren O'Quinn to perform this valuable service. I see thousands of self-tapings throughout the year and I must say that Lauren O'Quinn's tapings are consistently the highest of quality. I would definitely recommend her for this very important audition process.

Casting Director, Lori Wyman

Casting Director, Lori Wyman

We've booked numerous actors out of Orlando and a lot of that credit goes to Lauren. Her tapes always stand out.

Casting Director, Richard Futch

Casting Director, Richard Futch

We've booked numerous actors out of Orlando and a lot of that credit goes to Lauren. Her tapes always stand out.

Casting Director, Richard Futch

Casting Director, Richard Futch

Love Lauren's tapes. Always top-notch.

Casting Director, Mark Fincannon

Casting Director, Mark Fincannon

Love Lauren's tapes. Always top-notch.

Casting Director, Mark Fincannon

Casting Director, Mark Fincannon

What Actors are saying:

Thank YOU for a comfortable studio environment, for your expert reading skills, and for making a video of such professional quality! If I was any happier, I'd be twins...

Jim M.

Jim McClellan

Thank YOU for a comfortable studio environment, for your expert reading skills, and for making a video of such professional quality! If I was any happier, I'd be twins...

Jim M.

Jim McClellan

I booked a great role in a major motion picture, along with roles on DROP DEAD DIVA and ARMY WIVES, due to Lauren's coaching. I leave all my sessions with her feeling confident and sure that I gave MY personal best. And that's because she always pulls it out of me in a positive, encouraging way. I really can't express my gratitude at being able to use her service any time I need her.

Will S.

Anonymous

I booked a great role in a major motion picture, along with roles on DROP DEAD DIVA and ARMY WIVES, due to Lauren's coaching. I leave all my sessions with her feeling confident and sure that I gave MY personal best. And that's because she always pulls it out of me in a positive, encouraging way. I really can't express my gratitude at being able to use her service any time I need her.

Will S.

Anonymous

I own a camera and I tried to tape myself. HUGE mistake. My wife read with me (she's not an actor), the lack of lighting made me look like a ghoul, and I couldn't figure out how to get the video small enough to email it. NEVER AGAIN. One booking pays for 2 years worth of tapings with Lauren. Worth every penny.

Michael H.

Anonymous

I own a camera and I tried to tape myself. HUGE mistake. My wife read with me (she's not an actor), the lack of lighting made me look like a ghoul, and I couldn't figure out how to get the video small enough to email it. NEVER AGAIN. One booking pays for 2 years worth of tapings with Lauren. Worth every penny.

Michael H.

Anonymous

Lauren takes the time to get what she needs from you in a fun and comfortable, yet professional environment. I go with her every time for all my taped auditions.

Amy B.

Annoymous

Lauren takes the time to get what she needs from you in a fun and comfortable, yet professional environment. I go with her every time for all my taped auditions.

Amy B.

Annoymous

You're not just getting put on tape. You're reading with a working actress, teacher, and a former agent who knows what casting directors want. That's a large part of why I've been able to add THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, ONE TREE HILL, and GUIDING LIGHT to my resume.

William B.

Anonymous

You're not just getting put on tape. You're reading with a working actress, teacher, and a former agent who knows what casting directors want. That's a large part of why I've been able to add THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, ONE TREE HILL, and GUIDING LIGHT to my resume.

William B.

Anonymous

Lauren's ability to analyze a script is unmatched. I've studied in LA, New York, and multiple places in between. I've truly never met a teacher like her. She's a wizard.

Brian C.

Anonymous

Lauren's ability to analyze a script is unmatched. I've studied in LA, New York, and multiple places in between. I've truly never met a teacher like her. She's a wizard.

Brian C.

Anonymous

I booked a great role in a major motion picture, along with roles on DROP DEAD DIVA and ARMY WIVES, due to Lauren's coaching. I leave all my sessions with her feeling confident and sure that I gave MY personal best. And that's because she always pulls it out of me in a positive, encouraging way. I really can't express my gratitude at being able to use her service any time I need her.

Peyton L.

Anonymous

I booked a great role in a major motion picture, along with roles on DROP DEAD DIVA and ARMY WIVES, due to Lauren's coaching. I leave all my sessions with her feeling confident and sure that I gave MY personal best. And that's because she always pulls it out of me in a positive, encouraging way. I really can't express my gratitude at being able to use her service any time I need her.

Peyton L.

Anonymous

So excited Lauren O'Quinn is on set with me today!!! She coached me for Dolphin Tale three years ago... A role that has literally changed my life. It's such a thrill to now get to work with her on part 2! She has classes and private coaching. I highly recommend her!

Betsy L.

Betsy Landin

So excited Lauren O'Quinn is on set with me today!!! She coached me for Dolphin Tale three years ago... A role that has literally changed my life. It's such a thrill to now get to work with her on part 2! She has classes and private coaching. I highly recommend her!

Betsy L.

Betsy Landin

I swear - she thinks of things that would NEVER occur to me no matter how prepared I think I am!

Kristen W.

Anonymous

I swear - she thinks of things that would NEVER occur to me no matter how prepared I think I am!

Kristen W.

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