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Mackenzie-Lansing

MACKENZIE LANSING

On-Camera and Self-Taped Auditions

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.

Education

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.

Experience

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.

Philosophy

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.

TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

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.

STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

“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.”

Marco Bettencourt Urbina

Jes Macallan

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.”

Marco Bettencourt Urbina

Leslie Bibb

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.”

Marco Bettencourt Urbina

Andrea Anders