*Dear Actor: Please note that this class, as with all of our others, is specifically designed to educate and train, NOT to get you representation or guaranteed employment. If you are signing up for this workshop with the sole purpose of getting yourself in front of an agent or casting director, with the hopes of getting repped or an audition/job, please go elsewhere.
ADULTS: June 22nd 6-9pm, June 23rd 11am-5pm, June 24th 1-4pm |
The AUDITION GAUNTLET is a three day intensive focused on challenging the actor in ways he/she hasn’t been challenged before. The first two days will be 7 hours of focused script work, dedicated to improving audition prep, script analysis, and character breakdown. On the third day, each actor will rotate between three rooms here at Catapult, executing their scenes back to back to back for a Top Agent (in person), Top Casting Director (in person), and Top LA Casting Director (via Skype.) Most actors prep their scene, go in the room, and audition once. Actors never execute their scenes three times in a row… Until now.
In this unique experience, we will cover…
• Memorization Techniques
• Conquering the “Cold Read”
• What do agents look for?
• What do Casting Directors look for?
• How to impress industry pros
• The Signature Slate
• Keys to “Owning the Room”
• How to truly “Let Go”
• Embrace your Authenticity
• Create a WINNING Mindset
• Craft a compelling character
Industry Pro #1 – Jaron Matthews: Talent Agent, J Pervis Talent
Jaron Matthews started his career in the entertainment industry by enrolling in an internship program in Los Angeles while earning his degree at the University of Georgia. He initially wished to pursue a career in television news, but soon found out helping talent was his true passion. After working hard and proving himself amongst his peers, he was offered a position at J Pervis Talent Agency.
As he began his work at J Pervis Talent Agency, his thirst for knowledge and his ability to provide top notch customer service allowed him to excel. Through continuous research and dedication to high quality work, Jaron was offered the position as Joy Pervis’ assistant after eight months of working for J Pervis Talent Agency. He continues to study under Joy to better understand how to spot talent and what casting directors look for when booking talent.
Industry Pro #2 – Olubajo Sonubi: Casting Director OAS Casting
Olubajo earned a M.F.A in Acting from Southern Methodist University in Dallas TX, and was fortunate to work and train with one of the best Casting Directors in the Southeast. His diverse background in multiple aspects of production, allow him to bring his valued expertise to every project. His past credits include the films FLIGHT and ADDICTED and television projects like HBO’s Quarry, CBS’s Hail Mary, CW’s Vampire Diaries & Dynasty, YouTube Red’s Cobra Kai and much more.
Industry Pro #3 – Jami Rudofsky: Los Angeles Casting Director
Jami Rudofsky has been casting television, film and theatre in Los Angeles for close to 20 years. Jami received a BFA In Theatre from UCLA. She just finished casting GILMORE GIRLS, A YEAR IN THE LIFE, for Netflix after casting the 7 seasons of the original series. She also cast the YouTube Red Original Series SING IT, and has cast Seasons 2-4 of MASTERS OF SEX with Risa Bramon Garcia. Jami is also the Resident Casting Director and Artistic Associate at the award winning CELEBRATION THEATER.
Day 1 | Pre-Prep & Scene Prep
• Know the genre
• Know the director & their work
• Know the network
• Creating a compelling character
• What is your objective?
• Who are you? What do you want? Why do you want it?
Day 2 | Working The Script & The Taped Audition
• Practice, Practice, Practice
• Repetition, Repetition, Repetition
• Maximize your tape
• Learn proper eyeline
• Experiment with the…. 4th wall
Day 3 | Final Scene Prep & The Mock Audition
•Execute your scenes privately in 3 MOCK AUDITIONS in front of industry pros and receive critical feedback
• Q & A with pros and Erik Lingvall
Erik Lingvall – Audition Gauntlet Instructor
Winner of Backstage’s 2015 Readers’ Choice for Atlanta’s Favorite Acting Coach, Erik Lingvall brings with him over 15 years of experience guiding and training talent, throughout the country. As the founder of Catapult Acting Studios, Erik has established himself as one of the go-to coaches for tv/film actors in the Southeast.
Originally from California, Erik currently resides in Atlanta, with his wife Jennifer and baby girl Venice. He is dedicated to guiding & connecting his clients to the right people & right path, always reminding his them to enjoy the process as much as the product at the end. Erik’s motto: “Professional training, designed to create better people.” Below are a few of the projects Erik’s clients can be seen in projects like: The Walking Dead, Manhunt: Unabomber, Modern Family, Disney’s Bunk’d, Dog with a Blog & Kickin’ It, FOX’s The Gifted, Nashville, The Hate U Give, Maze Runner, Noah, Daddy’s Home, The Big Short, Terminator Genisys, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, and many more.
Joe Massingill – Audition Gauntlet Instructor
Joe was born and raised in the great state of Georgia. He earned his BFA in Theatre Arts, from Valdosta State University. Joe currently resides in Los Angeles. In addition to being an actor, Joe is also an aspiring playwright. Last fall, his show, a night of theatre including two original plays, (Passing Proper, Passion and Precision) received an award from stagescenela.com, for Outstanding Ensemble (Intimate Theatre). He has appeared on a wide variety of notable films and television shows such as Trouble With The Curve, When The Game Stands Tall, Hart of Dixie, Halt & Catch Fire, The Resident and many many more.
NOTE: Guest Industry Pros are subject to change due to nature of the business. If/when industry pros change, each event will be updated as soon as possible.