– Honing Your Craft Through Self Awareness –
Date: Friday, October 6th | Time: 4pm-7pm | Investment: $185 | Ages: 11-17
*Erica Arvold is a member of Casting Society of America, and the following disclaimer is aligned with both the rules and regulations of CSA as well as the core beliefs of arvold.education. This class is a learning experience. It is not an audition or employment opportunity. As such, when this class is over, Erica will not be taking home, nor be given access to your headshot, resume or any of your other promotional materials.
Knowing your professional persona is a valuable tool that can direct, guide and inform your growth as a creative artist. In this class, participants explore how to discover, shape and authentically present oneself in an optimal way to agents, casting directors, producers, directors and other professionals. Master teachers Richard Warner and Erica Arvold lead creative exercises to discover each participant’s own essence and persona.
The Actor’s Persona is limited to 10 students as the work is interactive and introspective. This class is for young actors (age 10 – 17).
“Thank you so much for a lovely, informative, vigorous class…it kicked off the evolution of my persona as an actor. We now have tools that will travel with us through our careers. Thank you for your frank and generous comments.”
– Persona class participant
*Each Session limited to 10 Actors
Catapult Acting Studios (Google Maps)
1934 Cliff Valley Way NE Suite B, Atlanta, GA 30329
ERICA ARVOLD, CSA
Erica has been a educator, guest instructor and speaker for over 20 years, sharing insights from a career as a casting director (IMDB), and producer that spans major studio films, television shows and multimedia projects. She has had the honor of collaborating with and serving students and faculty at universities, schools and acting studios across the country including UVA, UNC, George Mason, Longwood, TRAIN at Virginia Repertory, and many others. Her multiple festival and conference appearances over the years include serving as a panelist, moderator, mentor and host; recent festivals include Austin, Virginia, Richmond and the International Television Festival. She has been the keynote speaker for several organizations outside of the filmmaking industry as well. In 2010, Erica founded arvold.education with the goal of raising the bar for all film artists through training and collaboration. arvold.education develops and offers master classes for actors and also sponsors events, panels & discussions on all aspects of the industry. As the daughter of a professor, Erica believes that we are and will always be students of one another, a belief that was shaped and molded by her years at The Theatre School, DePaul University (formerly The Goodman School of Drama) which has manifested into a deep love of craft and a belief in formal training as a means to consistent, constant artistic growth. www.arvold.com
Richard has been teaching acting at the University of Virginia for 30 years where he has had the honor of coaching Tina Fey, Ben McKenzie (Gotham, The O.C.), Sean Patrick Thomas (Cruel Intensions, Barbershop), Jason George (Grey’s Anatomy, Mistresses), Sarah Drew (Grey’s Anatomy, Everwood) and Emily Swallow (Supernatural, The Mentalist). He received the UVa’s Outstanding Teacher Award in 1991, the Mayo Distinguished Teaching Professorship in 1998 and was selected as an inaugural member of the University Academy of Teaching in 2011. He is a member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA.While working as an actor in New York City, Richard studied with Michael Howard and performed at Manhattan Theatre Club, Chelsea Theatre Center, W.P.A. Theatre and Douglas Fairbanks Theatre. He has acted regionally in over one hundred roles in many prestigious regional theaters.Film credits include: Homer Benson in Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln (2011); Dr. Ezra Abbott in Ridley Scott’s Killing Lincoln (2012); Chester Bowles in National Geographic channel’s Killing Kennedy (2013); Vic LeClue in Patriot Son, winner of the 1998 LA Film Fest’s independent short category and selected to show at the Telluride Festival. In 2014 Richard played the lead opposite Grey’s Anatomy’s Sarah Drew in the short film, Waking Marshall Walker. This film was selected for viewing at over 40 film festivals. This past year he appeared in Farewell Old Stringy in the leading role of Davey. He created the role of L.P. Everett in the episode, “The 20% Solution” for the television program, Homicide, Life on the Street.As a director, he has staged Hamlet, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Glass Menagerie, Hedda Gabler, Hay Fever, A Raisin in the Sun, Cloud Nine, Fuddy Meers, The Foreigner, A Man for All Seasons, Misalliance, Suddenly Last Summer, Six Characters in Search of an Author, Laramie Project, Lend Me a Tenor, Lost in Yonkers, Driving Miss Daisy, The Last Night of Ballyhoo and True West.