S10, E2: Voice and speech coach Lauren Lovett on letting the body lead.
November 2, 2020
A solid foundation is laid over four years at Juilliard, and incredible experience is gained over 25 years working on the stage and screen. Now, an actor uses her hard-won perspective and wisdom to coach her clients.
My dear friend Lauren and I could talk for hours, and sometimes we do! So glad we could capture one of our conversations and share it with you. We reminisce about our first tour together as young actors, then focus on Lauren’s work – first as a Juilliard-trained performer, and then in her current role as voice and speech coach to actors and non-actor professionals.
Check out this wonderful article Lauren wrote on “Speaking Well and the Line between Practice and Performance.”
“The body is a system.” (Lauren, 18:57)
To contact Lauren about private coaching, visit her website laurenlovett.com
Somatic Experiencing Institute: traumahealing.org
You can also find her on Instagram: @yourdesertwitch
Lauren Lovett is a graduate of the Juilliard School Drama Division in New York City, and is now based in Los Angeles. She has had specific vocal training with Patsy Rodenburg and Saul Kotzubei. In addition, she studied Education at Monmouth University and Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute, and Somatic Experiencing with Peter Levine. For 25 years, Lauren worked as a professional actor in theatres across the country, including the Mark Taper Forum and The Geffen Playhouse in LA. She has also appeared on TV in ER, Guiding Light, Days of our Lives, and The Whole Truth. She was the voice of the “Childhood is Calling” campaign for Rice Krispies for many years. She has been coaching actors and non-actor professionals for 20 years in voice, speech, dialect and public speaking confidence. Companies include Dreamworks Animation, B/S/H, Morgan Stanley and several others. She is a member of SAG-AFTRA, Actors Equity and VASTA.