- INSTRUCTORS: Erik Lingvall + Joe Massingill
- INDUSTRY PROS: Jami Rudofsky + Jaron Matthews + Rhavynn Drummer
- DATES: June 7th-9th
- TIMES: 7th: 6-9pm | 8th: 11–5pm | 9th: 12:30-4pm
- AGES: 17+
- INVESTMENT: $299
WHAT IS THE AUDITION GAUNTLET?
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 Pro (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.
- 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”
- Embracing your Authenticity
- Creating a WINNING Mindset
- Crafting a compelling character
DAY 1SCENE PREP
– Select a scene that best showcases your skill set
– Work with two Catapult acting coaches to create a compelling character
DAY 2WORKING SCRIPT
– Practice! Practice! Practice!
– Maximize your tape
– Experiment with the 4th wall
– Continue working with acting coaches
DAY 3MOCK AUDITIONS
– Final scene prep
– Mock auditions with three different industry pros in three of Catapult’s audition rooms
– Q & A session with critical feedback from the industry pros
– See pros listed below
YOUR INDUSTRY PROS
Jami RudofskyCASTING DIRECTOR > Jami Rudofsky Casting
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.
Jami’s background in casting, teaching, and in acting gives her a great understanding of the plight of the working actor. She approaches her work with actors from a place of deep respect and spirited collaboration.
JARON MATTHEWSTALENT AGENT > J. PERVIS TALENT AGENCY
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.
Jaron has assisted Joy with different projects such as Stranger Things, Chicago PD, Outsiders, Star, The Quad, Underground, and many more.
Rhavynn DrummerCASTING DIRECTOR
Rhavynn Drummer is an Atlanta based Director, Producer, and Casting Director who has always had a love for actors and great performances. She began her career in casting at Tyler Perry Studios. While working at the studio she has participated in the casting of fifteen feature films, seven television series, and seven theatrical productions. . She has had the privilege of working on projects like “The Family that Preys,” “Why did I Get Married Too?” “The Marriage Counselor” and the most recent television series’ “The Haves and The Have Nots” and “If Loving You is Wrong” currently on the Oprah Winfrey Network. Rhavynn graduated from the University of Virginia with a double major in Theater and American Studies. During her time at UVA she re-started the Paul Robeson Players, a theater company focused on producing African-American stories and experiences. Rhavynn is the creator of two digital series “Good Girls” and “Brooklyn Blue Sky.” For more information go to www.rhavynndrummer.com.
DISCLAIMER: 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.
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.
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS
Backstage.com contributor and winner of the 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 is from Newnan, Georgia. He has always wanted to act, landing his first role on stage at the age of 3, and taking pretty much every opportunity he could find after that. In 2008 he graduated from Valdosta State University with a B.F.A. in Theatre Arts Performance, and shortly after moved to Los Angeles, where he has worked as an actor, improviser, voice-over performer, and writer. In 2010 Joe’s first play Passion and Precision premiered in the Hollywood Fringe Festival, and in 2011 the production 2 short plays by Joe Massingill won the Stage Scene LA awards for Best Intimate Theatre Performance, and Best Ensemble. Joe has been training since 2012 at the Aquila Morong Studio for Actors, specializing in the Stella Adler and Sanford Meisner acting techniques. At the studio, as well as working on stage and on set, Joe has had the opportunity to work with and learn from industry veterans including Clint Eastwood, John Goodman, Michael Chiklis, Laura Dern, Taraji P Henson, George Lopez, Jim Caviezel, Alfred Molina, W Earl Brown, Thomas Sadoski, and many more. He has also trained in sketch and improvisational comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Joe has been working as an acting coach/teacher since 2016. Film credits: When the Game Stands Tall, Trouble with the Curve, In My Dreams, A Good Day to Die Hard, TV Credits: Catch 22, The Resident, Halt and Catch Fire, Nashville, NCIS: New Orleans, Battle Creek, and Hart of Dixie. Stage credits: Above The Fold, Hamlet, and Sunday in the Park with George.