Why Richard Lawson Studios?

The Richard Lawson Studios uses a complete approach that includes traditional scene study, exercises, audition classes, and combines them with on-camera instruction, filmmaking, and business administration to form a whole, comprehensive course of study.

Be Inspired

We inspire artists and professionals to aspire to greatness and empower them to pursue their dreams.


We offer training and tools to fully actualize your aspirations.  Additionally, we provide motivation to clearly define your goals and dreams.


Our RLS Community is like no other.  We provide a collaborative, supportive, and inclusive community and culture.

What’s Happening

Approach To Acting

The concept of acting at the Richard Lawson Studios is loosely based upon the fundamental principles as conceived and developed by Milton Katselas.  The approach is based upon moment-to-moment spontaneous work that is inspired by imagination, passion, and purpose, driven by a sense of reality, intelligence, and common sense, grounded in the patience to listen, the willingness to be affected, and the courage to ask the next question.


Jill Marie Jones

“The wins I’ve had since Richard are greater than pre-Richard.”

Jill Marie Jones – Actress: GirlfriendsDroolThe LongshotsSleepy HollowAsh vs Evil Dead

Bianca Lawson

“He is more than an acting teacher.  He is a life teacher.”

Bianca Lawson – Actress: The Vampire DiariesPretty Little LiarsSave The Last DanceRogueTeen Wolf, Queen Sugar

Glynn Turman

“Watching Mr. Lawson teach is like seeing a potter turn a lump of clay into a beautiful vessel.  His approach is fun and exciting even for those of us who pretend to be jaded by the craft.  He’s good — damn good.”

Glynn Turman – Emmy-Award Winning Actor: The WireIn TreatmentResurrection Blvd.A Different WorldHouse of Lies

Doris Roberts

“A fabulous actor, an inventive and insightful teacher and an exciting and imaginative director.”

Doris Roberts – Emmy-Award Winning Actress: Everybody Loves RaymondRemington Steele, Melissa & Joey, Adam Astra Casting