Beth Berlin

Beth Berlin has been a member of Richard Lawson Studios for 10 years.  She has her Masters of Fine Arts degree in Acting from California State University, Long Beach where she has taught acting, improvisation, and sketch comedy over the last 10 years.  She bounces around teaching acting in the Musical Theatre Conservatory at the acclaimed Orange County School for the Arts, as well as at other schools in Los Angeles and Orange County.  She was a part of the Arizona State University resident improv and sketch troupes, Barren Mind Improv and The Farce Side Comedy Hour, for many years.  She studied at The Groundlings and the Upright Citizens Brigade and was a part of the improv team, Them Do This, born there, which was featured at the Del Close Marathon in New York City.  In Los Angeles, she was a part of the long-running sketch show, Rise ‘n Shine with Bette & Juliette in Silver Lake, where she originated countless characters including Elaine Earnest (from “Let’s Get Earnest with Elaine Earnest”), Riggs & Mo, and The Acting Teacher.  Having studied Viewpoints with Steppenwolf Theatre Company, clowning with David Bridel and Orlando Pabotoy, and on-camera acting for many years with master teacher Richard Lawson, she brings all her training and the various methods into her classroom.  She is a producer and the co-owner of the production company, Middleclass Aftermath.  She recently appeared onstage in Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins as Sara Jane Moore, is one part of the comedy duo, Esther and Morty (the Shapiros!), and a longtime ensemble member of the performance troupe, Post Mortem.