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Mackenzie Lansing, an actress known for roles in HBO’s The Deuce and Mare of Easttown, trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and Maggie Flanigan Studio. She focuses on fostering a sense of play, strong work ethic, and protective mindset for a successful career. Upcoming films include True Love and Hunger Games: Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. Mackenzie teaches part-time, sharing her audition techniques and industry insights.
Mackenzie trained at the American Academy of dramatic Arts but her more formative education was her time at The Labyrinth Summer intensive program and at the Maggie Flanigan Studio where she is thrilled to return as a part time teacher.
Mackenzie Lansing is a professional Actress best known for her recurring roles on the Deuce HBO and Mare of Easttown HBO. More recently Mackenzie can be seen in the award winning film Allswell with Bobby canavale and Elizabeth Rodriguez. She is in two films set to hit theaters in November 2023 True Love (with John David Washington, directed by Gareth Edwards) and Hunger Games; Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. Mackenzie is constantly working and in the industry and offers a current perspective on the film industry as well as a carefully developed self tape and audition technique.
I like to say I have a no nonsense approach to fostering what I believe are the three key components to being a consistently good auditioner and professional; First your sense of play, auditioning is supposed to be fun and if it isn’t you have to find a way into enjoying it since for a long time it is 90% of what you will be doing. Second work ethic: A carefully curated system on how you approach Sides and be able to work quickly and effectively as soon as you get an audition. And last mindset: Protecting your authenticity and the vision you have for your career and future to ensure longevity and prevent burnout.
It essentially all goes back to a Jeff Olson quote I was told while I myself was studying at the Maggie Flanigan Studio: “Show up consistently. Show up consistently with a positive outlook. Be prepared for and committed to the long haul. Cultivate a burning desire backed by faith. Be willing to pay the price.
“I was placed in the intense reigns of Charlie Sandlan. I became a better artist, actor, friend, sibling and daughter because of the studio. Even now, I crave the studio every day. What I learned is present in my work every day. I truly believe in everything they stand for.”
“Maggie taught me that I could control my work, my acting, and to throw all of the bullshit out that I had in my head about ‘what I should be doing’ and to just listen and respond honestly, in the moment. She gave me a craft. She is, quite simply put, THE BEST.”
“Maggie Flanigan taught me the true meaning of artistry, passion, and professionalism. I am certain that I continue to work as an actress because of my training with Maggie. At every audition and every performance, her guiding voice is with me. It is a gift beyond measure.”
“Maggie Flanigan has been one of the most important people in my artistic life. I want to work with Maggie trained actors. As an actor myself, she is my first source. I do not say this lightly, if you are serious about acting, and willing to work very hard, then go to Maggie.”
“Maggie helped me find my sense of truth, an actors greatest asset. Maggie is an expert at instilling that vital ingredient, which allows an actor’s potential to become limitless. My work will forever be rooted in the clarity and honesty she helped me develop.”
“After working for ten years, I did the 2 year program, and now feel that I have the tools I need to become the actor I’ve always dreamed of being. Maggie Flanigan instilled in me a clear sense of truth and a standard of perfection. I am a better actor because of this studio.”
“As an actor, the core of what you have to rely on is your sense of truth and humanity. Maggie allowed me to discover and embrace mine. Trusting my sense of humanity and truth has given me the ability to take risks in my work and my career decisions.”
“Maggie Flanigan introduced me to my own spirit and my own sense of Truth. Her passion for teaching and ability to communicate are rare gifts to any actor looking for a technique to set his or her talent free. Maggie’s voice has been the one constant guide in my career.”