TESTIMONIALS

"So much gratitude for Lisa Robertson. Every class changes my life. It inspires, educates, motivates, challenges, changes and guides me." 

LOGAN BROWNING

DEAR WHITE PEOPLE, Lead/Title Role, "Samantha White" (Netflix); THE PERFECTION, feature co-lead with Alison Williams (Netflix); HIT THE FLOOR (Series Lead, VH1); POWERS, BRATZ.

 

 

"Lisa Robertson is an excellent acting coach. She not only improves you as an actor but gives you the technique to improve yourself."

EDDIE IZZARD

THE RICHES (Series Lead, FX); POWERS; VALKYRIE; OCEAN'S THIRTEEN; Sally Potter's RAGE; ACROSS THE UNIVERSE.

 

I'm always looking to work with master teachers, I learned that from the beginning; Uta Hagen in New York, Austin Pendleton, I worked with Larry Moss, and now with Lisa."

LEONARDO NAM

WESTWORLD, "LUTZ," (HBO) Emmy nominated; FAST AND FURIOUS, TOKYO DRIFT; BETAS; SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS 2; HE'S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU; HALF LIFE (Sundance); THE PERFECT SCORE; HACKS.

 

 

Working with Lisa has given me greater clarity and insight into any material I am studying with her, along with a push of vital energy and enthusiasm for the craft of acting. She is strong and insistent upon driving her actors forward into the truth of their emotional range and talent. Hers is an important gift.”

ANNABETH GISH 

SONS OF ANARCHY (FX); THE BRIDGE (FX); PRETTY LITTLE LIARS; BROTHERHOOD; X-FILES; WEST WING; MYSTIC PIZZA.

 

 

“Lisa's approach to teaching instills a level of confidence, inspiration, and performance that is simply unmatched in my experience. Lisa will challenge you to live the most important lesson any actor can learn: when you demand the very best from yourself, you will get it.”

NOEL FISHER 

SHAMELESS, "MICKEY," (Showtime); THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN; THE RICHES, "Cal," (FX); THE PACIFIC; BATTLE, LOS ANGELES.

 

 

Lisa has great insight into the human condition. She is a truly inspirational and gifted teacher.”

LAURIE HOLDEN

THE WALKING DEAD, "Andrea," (AMC); DUMB AND DUMBER TOO; THE MIST; THE SHIELD; SILENT HILL; THE MAJESTIC.

 

 

Whenever I have a big audition I can get overwhelmed. In an hour Lisa can take material and make it interesting, rich and fun. I leave coaching and class knowing I have an edge over other actors. That confidence is priceless.

ANA ORTIZ 

DEVIOUS MAIDS; UGLY BETTY; OVER THERE; Founding member of LABYRINTH THEATER, NYC.

 

 

As a coach, Lisa approaches a wide variety of material with a fine, probing intelligence. Her insights are keen, sensitive and, playable.  Lisa asks good questions and stimulates the actor's most important tool - their imagination.”

OMAR METWALLY 

MUNICH, dir: Steven Spielberg; RENDITION (CHOPARD BREAKOUT ACTOR AWARD WINNER: CANNES); CITY OF YOUR FINAL DESTINATION; TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN; MIRAL; VIRTUALITY; BROADWAY, SIXTEEN WOUNDED, Tony Award Nomination .

 

 

Lisa deeply understands not only the process of acting but of observing life - observing and articulating with great care and intelligence. She understands the joy of creating magic moments through a fierce dedication to character.  She isn't satisfied by mediocrity, in fact, after working with Lisa, I find myself striving for greatness because I can see its glimmer while we work.  She knows how to get there.  A true gift.”

​​ANNE DUDEK

MAD MEN, "Francine Hanson," seven seasons; (AMC); COVERT AFFAIRS; HOUSE, "Dr. Amber Volakis," (Fox).

 

 

No matter how prepared I may be for an audition, Lisa will always offer invaluable, fresh perspective for a character or scene.  She can instantly transport me into a character's world - from any walk of life - due to her exceptional insight.  Her ability to do this astounds me and I'm very grateful to have constant motivation from Lisa to be better.”

NATASHA BASSETT 

BRITNEY EVER AFTER (title role); (HAIL CAESAR (dir. COEN BROS); KATIE SAYS GOODBYE; HOUSE BY THE LAKE; CAMP.

 

 

“Working with Lisa is a must for any actor at any stage of their career. She elevates performances, gives critical insights into character and story and most importantly, she gets you booking more of what you want in your career!”

JAMES SCOTT 

DAYS OF OUR LIVES (E.J. DiMera); OF LOVE AND EVIL (2016, Dir. Roland Joffe).

 

 

“Lisa finds a way inside a character.  She is specific, generous, and fantastic at breaking down somewhat daunting material.  The work we did for my BOSS test (dir. Gus Van Sant), was immensely helpful.  She's the real deal.”

KATHLEEN ROBERTSON 

MURDER IN THE FIRST, series lead, (TNT); BOSS, series regular, "Kitty"(STARZ); BATES MOTEL; HOLLYWOODLAND; BEVERLY HILLS, 90210.

 

 

When I first coached with Lisa, I knew she was, hands down, the best acting teacher that I have ever worked with.  Lisa's technique is what separates good actors from great actors.  Her use of intentions allows the actor to paint an emotional arc and feel their choices resonate throughout their entire body.  An actor who studies with Lisa knows the amount of work, creativity, and dedication that it takes to put you at the top of your game.  I thank Lisa for bringing this out of me.

MICHAEL GRANT TERRY 

BONES (Wendell); GRIMM; NCIS; CASTLE; WASTING AWAY; THE CLOSER; POST GRAD.

 

 

“Lisa is truly one of the most passionate and inspirational coaches I have worked with.  Her insight is invaluable when breaking down a role. Thanks, Lisa.”

KELLY ROWAN 

PERCEPTION; THE OC, "Kirsten Cohen" (Fox)BOOMTOWN.

 

 

Lisa has the ability to identify and explore your capabilities as an actor and bring those qualities to the forefront. Thus, in bringing that truth, does the character you are playing or auditioning for, solely belong to you.

YVETTE YATES 

INHERENT VICE (dir. P.T. Anderson); BLOODSUCKING BASTARDS; RIVERS 9; WATER AND POWER.

 

 

“Lisa has the unique ability to get to the heart of a scene or character on both an intellectual level and, a visceral emotional level.  She understands that it is from both places that one arrives at a rich, complex character... She finds comedy in tragedy and tragedy in comedy - she encourages her students to look beyond the words on the page.”

MOZHAN MARNÒ

BLACKLIST, series regular (NBC); THE STONING OF SORAYA M, "Soraya," lead role; HOUSE OF CARDS (Netflix); CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR; TRAITOR.  GRADUATE: YALE SCHOOL OF DRAMA.

 

 

Lisa Robertson directs with equal parts inspiration and practicality.  She has the vision and taste of director and the enthusiasm and knowledge of a teacher.  She understands what's required of the actor and effectively communicates it in a collaborative manner.  The first time I coached with Lisa, I booked a TV show.”

SEAN MARTIN HINGSTON 

DIFFICULT PEOPLE (Exec Prod. Amy Poehler); ACROSS THE UNIVERSE; THE PRODUCERS; SEX IN THE CITY; On Broadway: EVER AFTER; CONTACT (Tony Award winner); PROMISES, PROMISES; CURTAINS; CRAZY FOR YOU. 

 

 

“As a working actor always striving to excel, I am blessed to have Lisa Robertson to work with.  Lisa is the second acting coach I've worked with who can see my B.S. and not let me get away with less than my personal excellence.  The other was Larry Moss.  'Nuff said.  I trust Lisa with my life, my career.  I am eternally grateful. ”

WILLIAM DeVRY

GENERAL HOSPITAL; HEMLOCK GROVE; THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL; BEAUTY AND THE BEST; NIKITA; ALL MY CHILDREN. Emmy nominated.