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Lori Pearlstein

Actor, Casting Director, Coach

Meets virtually

Lori's Services

Accent/Dialect Coaching
Acting: Film & Television
Acting: On-set Preparation
Acting: TV Commercials
Audition Preparation
Career Consultation
Child/Youth/Teen Coaching
Reader (Audition)
Running Lines / Rehearsal
Self Taping: Performance
Voice-Over Coaching

About Lori

Lori started acting over 25 years ago, but she didn’t really learn how to act until she trained in NYC at Circle in the Square & HB Studio. She studied with Uta Hagen, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Austin Pendleton & Geoffrey Owens just to name a few; and combines their methods in her approach. Lori also shares Uta Hagen’s commitment to offer affordable rates to guarantee training is accessible to everyone. Her first coaching gig came by chance when Philip Seymour Hoffman needed to learn the Toronto accent for his role in Owning Mahoney. He became her greatest mentor in return. Finally being Canadian in this business paid off!

Lori is also known as a Comedian, Voice over artist, Writer and Casting Director. It’s her diverse background that sets her apart as a coach. She worked as a reader/director for some of Toronto’s busiest casting directors to learn what goes on in the room from behind the camera. Then she became a casting associate with Crystal Casting. All her experiences have given her the ability to pinpoint what is hindering an actors’ performance and give them the appropriate tools to overcome their obstacles.  

In addition to her work as an acting coach, Lori proudly serves as the President of Toronto Assoc. of Acting Studios (TAAS) and runs her improv company Playworks WWW.LPPLAYWORKS.COM 

Session Rates


20 minute consultation

Have you got more general questions you need answered before committing time and personal expense to extensive training or specialized sessions?

Book a no-obligation consult session and take the first easy steps forward to getting the answers you need.
$ 22.00 USD

30 minute individual session

Get feedback on a self tape, audition, demo reel, pics, resumes or offer advice on any other industry related topics.
$ 55.00 USD

60 minute individual session

In depth audition prep. Learn how to read between the lines; those moments inform what’s happening as much as the lines do and will help you analyze a scene more thoroughly. Develop your "inner monologue” to make stronger choices, and focus on listening and being in the moment to initiate genuine reactions.
$ 110.00 USD


WEDNESDAYS Nov 11th-Dec 16th
7pm-9pm ET $225
Sessions include: Analyzing Scripts, Audition Techniques & Improv

*Groups are small so reserve a spot ASAP
*Once you register you’ll receive a script and ZOOM info
*Free trials offered when space is available
*Also booking small outdoor groups while weather permits
$ 225.00 USD
Coming soon

Lori's Gallery


Dawna Marie Wright
You are a joyful delight. I much enjoyed your class, your perspective, your knowledge...your have a way of saying it like it is...with honesty and passion!
Karyn Dwyer
Thank you for including me in your session at the Actra conference. After all these yrs in the business you managed to show me a whole new way to look at a script. I'll think of you every time I "read between the lines.
Skyler Wexler's Mom
Lori puts so much time and effort into her students, especially my daughter. We've done classes, private coaching for auditions and they've all been fantastic!! You guide but allowed her to take on characters as she sees them not as you want.