“I’ve done many plays in and outside New York and Laurie is one of the best directors I’ve worked with…if not the best. Her ability to focus on details is liberating, not inhibiting. And she is fabulous with comedy. I can’t recommend her highly enough!”
-Teresa Lim, admitted:Yale School of Drama, The Shakespeare Theatre DC
"Laurie's like a laser with a fine eye that targets the essential vital components to give you completion, identity, expansion and freedom in your performance."
- Sedley O. Bloomfield, Actor Stage and Screen
"Laurie did a brilliant job directing one of my short comic plays. She has an excellent sense of comedic timing and pace."
- Mike Folie, award-winning Playwright
"Laurie brings out a professional actor's best performance, dramatic and comedic."
- Paul Lucas, International Commercial Actor
"Coaching with Laurie helped me to personalize and humanize my monologue - she pushes you to your full potential and finds a way for you to identify with the material. I am constantly given praise from Casting Directors on monologues in a first audition - thank you Laurie!"
- Leanne Bishop, actor, stage and film
"Laurie did an impressive job directing a varied evening of funny one acts this season. I particularly liked her creative touch with my play..."
- Bob Ost, founder, Theatre Resources Unlimited
"Laurie has a way of bringing a monologue to life. Her creative insight will help you unpack its dimensions, and her focused approach will give you the tools necessary to achieve maximum impact. Her passion for the work ignites your performance, and suddenly, you find yourself living inside the monologue rather than inside your head."
- Alden LaPaglia, Singer, Dancer, Actor
"I experienced Laurie as a great director. She's extraordinarily astute and thoughtful in terms of play analysis and always offers wonderful insights into the characters' motivations in the play. She works tirelessly to bring out the best in the play and the actors. Smart and funny, her goal is to deliver the truth while never forgetting that it's all about entertainment."
- Deb Armelino, Actor
"Laurie is most inventive and original, has great humor and humanity...Each and every actor...adore her..."
- Ginger Friedman, Casting Director, author of The Perfect Monologue
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LAURIE ELISCU, AEA, SDC, MFA from Sarah Lawrence, former faculty at SUNY-Purchase, Pace University, Iona, Marymount and other colleges. Directing credits include productions at Schoolhouse Theater, Pioneer Playhouse, Shadowland, Polkadot Playhouse, Heritage Playhouse, Pulse Ensemble Theatre, Theatre 80, Fort Salem Theatre, Irvington Town Hall Theater, Chappaqua Drama Group, Rhinebeck PAC, Tappan Zee Playhouse, several NYC showcases and productions through Hudson River Repertory Co. where she is Founder/Artistic Director. Click on www.HudsonRiverRep.org for more details and several reviews, such as:
"Laurie’s… direction....lifts the page-bound to stage-worthiness." - A.Klein, NY Times
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