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Private coachings are a great way to work with me on a specific area. From choosing monologues to coaching for an audition. Vocal exercises to character development. You decide what you want to do in the coaching and I design it around your needs.


I'm open, up-front, and honest when it comes to giving constructive criticism. My goal is get the best out of you without making you feel bad about yourself. Acting is hard enough when we are our own worst critics. You don't need that from an acting coach too. Get the individual attention you deserve and take your acting to the next level.


Before booking a coaching, please call (917) 805 - 8169 and speak with me for time and date availability. Once we have agreed on a date and time, come back to this page and click the box below to check out and confirm the coaching. Add the date and time in the "Note to Seller" section.

Tanner Lagasca, a member of SAG-AFTRA and represented by Talent One Talent Agency in Raleigh, NC. Tanner has been involved in the acting field throughout his life. He is also a director, acting coach, former professor of theatre at Louisburg College, and author of "The Portable Acting Coach". He recently wrote and produced his first short film "The Portraits of Lillian Gray". He believes the connection between actor and character should be organic and uses the combined techniques of Stanislavsky, Uta Hagan, Sanford Meisner, Stella Adler, and Strasberg to teach his classes.


He studied at P.C.P.A. in California, Roosevelt University in Chicago (B.F.A.) and Actors Studio Drama School in New York (M.F.A.). He is the author of The Portable Acting Coach, published in 2013 and a former theatre professor at Louisburg Colllege. He has performed throughout the country as well as internationally in South Korea. His body of work includes: Jesus Christ Superstar, Oliver Twist, Julius Caesar, The Wind in the Willows, Balm in Gilead, The Lesson and The Authors Voice.

Tanner focused his acting talents on performing theatre for children throughout the U.S., educating them about drugs, smoking, and self-esteem. His touring performances extended to literature including Robin Hood, Tom Sawyer and The Barber of Seville. He worked overseas in South Korea where he was the Artistic Director for the theatre program at English Village. He produced over 20 shows including gameshows and activities and created a three-week acting training program for Korean middle and high school teachers which still remains successful to this day. He has appeared in commercials for Toyota, GE, and Nationwide. 

His film credits include Iron Man 3, You Are Here, several independent web episodes including: The Super Femmes, Doctor Who: The Ginger Chronicles, Southern Discomfort, and the local independent film Remnants.His directing credits include: I Never Saw Another Butterfly, I Hate Hamlet, Wizard of Oz, Cinderella, Little Shop of Horrors, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Sure Thing, Andre's Mother, The Bear, and The Snow Queen. 

He relocated to Raleigh in fall 2010 to start Actors Training Ground to provide professional acting training to an area that has a fast growing theatre and film community but not the accessibility to many choices for quality training.

Raleigh, NC

(917) 805-8169

Conservatory-Style Classes, Graduate-Level Training, Community Theatre Prices

Two locations:

Raleigh ACT

7319 Six Forks Rd.

Raleigh, NC


Starbright Youth Theatre

2121 TW Alexander Dr., Ste. 123

Morrisville, NC

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