Tanner Lagasca || Actor and Acting Coach

Looking for a great acting coach in the Raleigh area? I specialize in bringing out the best in your performances organically by helping you investigate your character through in-depth script analysis and making strong choices.

I have a Master's degree from the Actors Studio Drama School in New York. I've performed in California, Chicago, New York and South Korea. I recently worked on the set of Ironman 3 and You Are Here with Owen Wilson. I teach acting classes at North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre in Raleigh and the author of "The Portable Acting Coach" available on Amazon.com.

I believe acting should be organic and truthful, not manipulated and tortured. I take acting seriously and expect the same from my students. If you're serious about learning to become a better actor, you will see results.

My rates start at $60/one-hour session. For more rate information, please visit ActorsTrainingGround.com

To schedule a coaching click the "Contact" button or call 917-805-8169


"To my acting friends that have asked, this is Addy's coach. Check him out if you are interested in a little extra training. He will sometimes work with Addy directly on a piece, but has also just taught her the art of breaking down a script, etc. Something that most child actors don't know how to do - and some adults. It helps her to better prepare for scenes and some auditions as well."
Jaime Miller
(Addy Miller - The Walking Dead)
Private Acting Student

“Tanner Lagasca is very effective and inspiring, he leaves you with more than what you came with every time! He takes the time to help his students no matter what. he has many years under his belt as an acting coach and it shows. I don't know anyone more effective!"
Justin Benjamin
Private Acting Student

“Tanner Lagasca has the ability to really make you think about your acting choices and come up with something so much better than you thought before. He will invest a 110% in making you look good. He is extremely flexible with my schedule, professional and just great to work with."
Tim Bell
Scene Study/Private Acting Student

"He uses his knowledge, performance experience and intense acting background to create a safe and comfortable space for his students to work."
Carlita V. Ector
Acting Student

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The Portable Acting Coach brings the concepts of acting into an easy to understand format. Written to be accessible to both the experienced actor and the beginning actor. Delve into the principles of acting through: Intention, Obstacle, and Tactic. Learn how to add more to your characters with Private Moments, Animal Work, and Observations. Get introduced to Shakespeare, Suzuki, and Stage Combat. Go from start to finish with Creating a Character, Auditions, and Rehearsals & Performances plus much, much more. Share in the knowledge compiled by notes taken from one actor’s journey through community theatre and school to performing and acting coach. Having this book is like having a personal acting coach in the palm of your hand.

Click here to watch my "Working with Actors" workshop in 2011 for Triangle Video and Film.

Tanner Lagasca is represented by:
Talent One Agency